Painting Activities for Kids :: 60+ Painting Ideas

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60+ Painting Activities for Kids

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 tempera paint, finger paints, and acrylic paint. (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 Supplies


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


DIY Painting Smock  A New Roller for Painting  Painting on Canvas


Why I Give My Daughters Separate Paints  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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