I got some tempera paint at Bradburns last week and I have been dying to get Madeline all messy. My first thought was to do it outside, but then I thought it through... she is only 15 months old. Her attention span is very short for these sorts of activities. I would have spent 30 minutes setting up the painting and then cleaning it up afterward, only to have had her paint for what, 5 minutes tops?!? So we settled for the high chair.