I, again, prepared everything before we got started! I even bought a shower curtain liner for the floor. I picked it up at the Dollar Tree, it is very cheap but works for the floor! Jake jumped right in with the paint. I just let him go with no instruction. I let him put his fingers in the paint to do some finger painting but he was not interested in that, he loves the paint brush.Bingo Stamper as well. Jake did a great job filling the two papers without losing interest. He was able to walk around while painting and would take a break and walk away but quickly returned to paint some more. The paint we use is water-based so it dries very fast. I did not worry about him making a mess walking around. At one point he even brought his truck over.