DD is a little over two and I am thinking of introducing her to painting I think she would really enjoy it, but am afraid of creating too much of a mess. We tried the dot paint markers that some people on these boards suggested, but she doesn't want to use them the way the instruction say (dabbing) but drags them on the paper which supposedly isn't good for the marker.

So, at what age did you introduce your toddler to paint? What type did you use (is watercolor the easiest to clean up)? What other supplies helped keep this an enjoyable experience and reduce spills, etc.? Also, is it easier to paint on an easel rather than on a table or does the paint drip down more? We are close to an Ikea so I plan to buy their easel at some point, just not sure if now or when DD is a bit older.

Thanks in advance for any tips