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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Finger Painting


This is yet another time limited hobby, if you complete in 7 days you unlock the pop up book

Who can be a finger painter?


Only one sim can complete this hobby the first time, after the first time you can have up to 3 finger painting easels in your town.

How can you be a finger painter?

You need to complete the super toddler secret mission quest then buy a finger painting easel from promotions r us (S4,000), it will go into the hobby and career tab in your inventory for you to place in your house


Where can you be a finger painter?

At home

What is the finger painting option?

Create Finger Painting- 3 hours 30 minutes

What are the finger painting levels?

  1. Dabbler
  2. Smearer
  3. Drawer
  4. Creator
  5. Artist
  6. Prodigy

What paintings are there to collect?


What do you win?

The first time you have 7 days to complete to unlock the pop up bookshelf, which costs S9500 and can be found in the toddler section. Not sure its really worth it though!

If you don’t complete in time you still unlock the cooking playset once you complete the collection, which costs S5000 and can be found in the toddler section. It is really cute!

Complete the collection six more times to unlock a new outfit for a female and male toddler each time


Further times you receive 3LPs for completing the hobby

Storing Paintings

There is an added extra on this hobby where you can store and place paintings a toddler has created around your house, which is really cute! To do this an adult sim needs to click on the easel after a painting has been created and select the option to store painting in inventory. The painting can then be found in the decorations section of your inventory to place on a wall.

I can’t find one of the paintings, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs, it would be cheaper just to speed up the option instead of using a lucky spin.

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection on the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!


Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 21 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

44 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Finger Painting

  1. What does the pop up bookshelf do? ☺️

  2. This one wasn’t quite as bad to do as the infant one was. Does anyone else get the feeling though that completeing each hobby six times to collect all the outfits is almost like trying to crank out all of those orbs for the island locations and attractions?

  3. Do you know what they are referring to?:
    “… If you purchased the collectible, it’s already there!”
    (On the screen that pops up showing which picture the Toddler painted)

  4. Hi I play The Sims Freeplay everyday and this quest hasn’t come up for me. Why is that?😦

    • you need to complete the super toddler secret mission quest (find the toddler at the stables) before you can do this hobby but you can’t do it while you are doing the basement quest.

  5. How do I get lp faster

  6. Yet another time limited event similar to infamous Musical Expression hobby. From pure mathmatical PoV (so called coupon collector problem in probabiliry theory), filling all these 12 slots will take about 38 or more trials on *average*. So, draw 6 or more paintings a day to finish in 7 days. Quite a tall order. Be prepared to spend large amount of LP, just like the Musical Expression.

  7. Ever since the updates, I can’t move furniture around anymore. For my iPad it started right after the update. Today, my Galaxy stopped being able to do it. Is anyone else having this problem? I’ve been searching online for over a week now, seeing if anyone else is having this problem, but I can’t find anything. Of course I did a restart, exiting the right way, etc., but it is driving me crazy and I have NO idea what to do! Please tell me I’m not the only one!

  8. I know this is unrelated to the post, but I found out something interesting about the new makeup artist hobby. Have one sim do the “Wait for Customer” 10 min option. Have the other sim at a far distance from the kiosk and choose the “Browse for Makeup” 4 hr option. Quickly click the “Wait for Customer” sim and use the 1 LP skip button. The hobby will be completed and you will recieve one of the 12 makeup styles without waiting the 4 hours and only using 1 LP.

  9. Whoa, that’s odd. Now idk if mines a weird glitch or not. Sorry to hear that. (Love your blog btw)

  10. What’s the point of starting a hobby over? (except for stuff like Long Hair or Pajamas)

  11. After starting this hobby I noticed that I can save paintings from the adult easel too. I don’t think I could do that before, but it’s nice to have a few more paintings.

  12. Does the toddler cooking playset just get their fun up?

  13. So I got the black bored and when my toddler clicks it the finger painting option does not come up three options come up I tried all of them once and nothing happened there are 3 days left to the quest I’ve been trying for four days already but it does not come up this is my fourth time writing this because the internet just crashed so I don’t remember my whole long 2 paragraphs I wrote just please help me TIA

  14. I’ve completed the toddlers mission and bought the finger painting kit but i CAN’T find it in the hobbies and careers section in my inventory. It doesn’t allow me to purchase another set!

  15. Hi, I’ve been on this for a while, but the blackboard for ‘plan of action’ doesn’t show up! Can you help me try and find it?!!!


  16. After the 6 times completing the hobby and unlocking/winning the toddler outfits, what do you get? Is there an LP reward like other hobbies? Sorry if I missed it, I read the entire post twice looking for “further times you will receive …” but it’s just not there. Thanks for all your help!!!

  17. I found a useful shortcut, if you don’t have an adult handy to collect the painting. Go into the home store and move the easel to your inventory. You’ll get the same message as if an adult collected the painting – that it’s in your decorations inventory. And it is! Then you can place the easel again, lather, rinse, repeat!

  18. I bought it and now its nowhere to be found? And it wont let me buy another one? Help???

  19. I’m having trouble completing the finger painting hobby. At first when my toddler would level up I would receive one of the new paintings quickly. However, since I’ve been on level 6 (last level) I have not received a single new item. My toddler’s level 6 completion bar is full and has been for about 2 or 3 days, but still no new paintings. She’s been painting back to back. Is there something I’m missing to finish this hobby? Thanks 💕

  20. Hi! I love ur blog, but have a quick question: Can you buy multiple easels and have multiple toddlers working on the hobby at different houses? I have 5 toddlers so could I buy 5 easels and have them working at the same time? Thanks, and your blog is so helpful!😀

    • Thanks! You can buy up to 3 finger painting easels so 3 toddlers can complete this hobby at the same time (after the first time as only one sim can complete it during the time limit)

  21. Is there any other way for me to get the pop up bookshelf like buying a house if I couldn’t finish the timed limited hobby in time?

  22. I found this one very difficult. The 7 days went by and I wasn’t anywhere near completing it and that’s with my toddler constantly painting. I still needed 6 paintings. I just get the same paintings over and over and over. I only have one toddler so maybe that was the problem. Anybody else run into that problem?

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