7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids
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7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids to Try


7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids to Try

If you’re looking for new painting ideas for kids, here are seven that you may not have tried yet. Each involves little more than paint and paper, but the approach to each is different and unique.

So change things up and give one of these art activities a go!

7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids

First, though, here are three of my favorite kids’ paints:

And my favorite papers for painting:

7 Painting Ideas for Kids to Try

Dot to Dot Challenge Art Activity for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids: A great way to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating a beautiful artwork.

Spin Painting with Kids

Spin Painting with Kids: Use a salad spinner or a spin art machine for this super-fun action art activity.

Gravity Art Activity for Kids

Gravity Painting: This gravity art activity for kids combines science and art to demonstrate the force of gravity in a STEAM-filled activity that promotes creative thinking.

Kids Art Activity - Texture Painting with Yarn

Texture Painting with Yarn: Yarn painting is a fun, sensory-rich art experience for kids that allows them to create a variety of textured paint surfaces. Can be done with most paints.

Q-Tip Pointillism Art Activity for Kids

Q-Tip Pointillism: Q-tip painting and pointillism is an easy art project you can set up quickly. It can also be used to learn about Seurat and impressionism.

Action Art for Kids

Painting with an Electric Drill: Action art for kids!

Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts

Magazine Pictures as a Painting Prompt: We’ve done these as a drawing prompt, but I’d like to try them again soon with paint!

More painting ideas for kids

(In case you’re looking for more!)

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7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids to Try


  • Reply
    August 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    My niece loves to draw and paint, so I think these would all be really fun activities for her. I’ll definitely have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      September 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Yay! I hope you and your niece enjoy some of these painting ideas, Rachel!

  • Reply
    June 4, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Well thats a nice thing to say also i hope you have a nice time painting and drawing with her.

  • Reply
    June 11, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Good job jean:)

  • Reply
    kira johnson
    May 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    i lov it

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