Grab some paints & watch your kids’ creativity come to life. These painting activities for kids will inspire so many beautiful projects! This isn’t just about applying paint to paper either. There are so many fun options here that will keep your kids busy for days!
Paints are easily accessible and inexpensive, but incredibly versatile. Grab some paints and brushes at your local dollar store and watch your kids’ eyes light up with delight and imagination. The only problem is that you may run out of room to display all their lovely creations!
Painting Activities for Kids
Gather up some rocks from your yard and your kids can paint them to create some lovely flower art you’ll be thrilled to display in your home.
Or how about turning those rocks into ice cream cones? Add a magnet on the back and you can use them on your fridge.
Bubble painting is such a fun activity and takes very few supplies. Use this paper as the background for something else or create your own wrapping paper from it.
Change the colors and you can create trees for every season with this easy technique.
More painted rock ideas that, well, rock!
Grab some cars from the toybox and watch how much fun it is to paint with them!
Painting with balloons? Such fun! Buy a bag at the dollar store or use up your party leftovers.
Blow painting is so much fun. Use it to make random designs or turn it into something special like this adorable peacock.
Shaving cream painting? Yes! Another really fun activity that adds some additional sensory fun to the mix.
This is a fantastic outdoor painting activity for the summer!
Gather up some fallen leaves or buy some artificial ones at the dollar store and start stamping with them!
Along with cotton balls, you can gather up some other simple materials from around the house and let the kids explore the different textures in their paintings.
Gather up some round objects from around the house and let the kids make some beautiful abstract art.
This is one of our favorite painting activities! Use dinosaurs or other small figurines from your kids’ toyboxes to make fun footprint tracks!