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Painting activities for kids!

Kids + paint = lots of fun. I always loved that my mom let me paint as a kid! Something about how it splatters! So today I thought I would show you some fun projects that kids can do with paint!

I know paint projects can be scary–

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I would say for especially for  young kids..but my 12 year old was painting something and ended up getting paint EVERYWHERE! You can always opt for washable paint!

 

First up is the The Jackson pollack! (aka…splatter painting with straws)

Two ways: We added some paint to a plate…dipped our  straws in water and then the paint and then took them over a paper and blew through the clean end of the straw.

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straw painting

Dipping in water makes it splatter a little more easily. If they don’t splatter–you can can mix water with the paint to make them runny.

 

blow paint

You can also add dobs of paint to your paper and blow the air on the paint to make it move around the paper

This is the after effect: 

 

You can use this technique to make MONSTERS 

 

Another fun way is squish art:

We folded papers in half and then opened. Add paint (not too much or it will ooze out). Fold back in half and squish. When you open it up you have your own unique creations!

We thought this one looked like a butterfly! So you could totally transform the paintings into objects! 

 

Now here is more amazing paint projects! Kids will LOVE these!

MARBLE ART

Paint with your feet. (Who wouldn’t love this!)

BALLOON PAINTING

 

My son would have so much fun with these paint bombs 

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TOOTHPICK PAINTING–colorful and fun!

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ACTION ART WITH A DRILL

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PAINTED POTS

FLOWER PAINTING

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ROLLING PIN PAINTING

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This bathtub fun is perfect for small kids! 

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Spray watercolor hair

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SIDEWALK PAINT

BEATER ART

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PAINT BOMBS

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ART WORK

 

and of course….you can always do PAINTED ROCKS
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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.