Painting Activities for Kids :: 60+ Painting Ideas

More than 60 fun painting activities for kids!

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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


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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