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More than 60 fun painting activities for kids!

This post contains affiliate links.Painting activities for kids range from the simplest painting with a brush or hands to more elaborate spin art, marble rolling, and shaving cream marbling. Paint is an art material that is easily adaptable to a wide variety of kids’ art activities.

The following kids painting ideas use these paints::

Note: If you’re looking for watercolor painting activities, I had to give them their own page ::

50+ Watercolor Techniques and Ideas for Kids


Our Favorite Painting Activities for Kids

Finger Painting with Sensory Sand Finger Paint  Spin Painting  Body Tracing and Painting

DIY Puffy Paint Shaving Cream Painting Again  Q-Tip Pointillism for Kids

Painting at the Easel  Marble Painting  Shaving Cream Marbling

Body Painting with the Art Group  6a00e55246b63f883401761743fdf5970c-800wi  Colored Foam Paint

Action Painting Activities for Kids

Painting with Wheels  Painting with Rollers and Brushes  Splatter Painting

Swimming Pool Ball Painting  Action Painting Homemade Wrapping Paper Painting to Music

More Fun Painting Activities for Kids

Painting Around the Hole  Tracing and Painting Shapes  String Painting

Teaching Children How to Mix Paints Texture Painting 2 Paint and Shaving Cream on the Mirror

Turn Paintings into Cards  Paint Popsicles  Glue Batik

Painting Inspired by the Yellow Umbrella  Painting and Stuffing a Fish Texture Painting

Toddler First Painting Experience  Painting with Pine Branches  Painting and Printing on Canvas with the Toddler Art Group

Painting Small vs Painting Big  Paint over Yarn  Painting on the Fridge

Finger Painting on Bubble Wrap  Glue Batik Curtains for the Studio  Turning Paintings into Books

Shaving Cream Painting  Watercolor and salt painting  Mixed Media Autumn Leaf Painting 2

Yarn Paintings Bathtub Painting with Kids Yarn Painting On Canvas

A (full sized) tape resist skeleton painting

Painting Supplies for Kids

Choosing Paper for Your Childrens Art  Painting at the Easel and other easel ideas  Kids Art Materials

Homemade Finger Paints  35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make  Making Salt Paint

DIY Painting Smock  A New Roller for Painting  Painting on Canvas

New Tempera Paint Sticks

Kids Painting On Unusual Surfaces

Painting Heart Cookies  Painting Boxes  Pumpkin Painting a Halloween Activity for Toddlers

Horse Painting Painting Papier Mache Bowls  Painting Handmade Toys

Body as Canvas  Byrd Baylor and Painted Rocks  Painting Easter Rocks

Exploring Different Art Surfaces  Painted Claydoh Beads  Painted Salt Dough Ornaments

Examples of Kids’ Paintings

Toddler Art Show and Reception  Photo Books to Share Kids Art  Toddler Art Drawings and Paintings

Maias Black and White Painting  Sun Painting on Commission  Framing Kids Art

A Rainbow Painting  A Painting with Running Commentary   Daphne Painting and Singing at the Easel (A Video!)

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60+ Painting Activities for Kids

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