171 Painting Ideas – Techniques and Projects for Kids

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If you are looking for Children’s Painting Ideas – be it new techniques – styles or projects… you have come to the right place!

171 painting ideas for kids. this is the final round up of the 2015 Paint-A-Thon at Emma Owl

This month we hosted the 2015 PAINT-A-THON, where 36 incredible bloggers from all over the world added to a GIANT list of painting ideas for kids by sharing their own creations!

I would like to thank all those who contributed!!

Here are our 171 Kids Painting Ideas…

Great Ideas for Kid Process Art Painting Activities and Projects

 

Process Art

Children love process art – it allows them to create without rules and goals! Without a fixed task – other than ‘to paint,’ …children will relax and enjoy.

Society is so task orientated, it is nice to just create… Often when I am doing this with my own kids I will find myself smearing a color around a surface in circles – aimlessly – in my own dream world… aahh… so relaxing!

  1. Spray Painting Graffiti // Emma Owl
  2. Free Painting with Toddlers // Hen Family
  3. Painting with Wheels Gone BIGGER // Hands on: as we grow
  4. Outdoor Painting fun with Kids // Peakle Pie
  5. Painting on Mirrors // One Time Through
  6. Single color Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting // Rhythms of Play
  7. Painting with Magnets // Emma Owl
  8. Guttering Painting // Adventures of Adam
  9. BIG ART for Preschoolers // P is for Preschooler
  10. Bubble Wrap Roller Painting // My Bored Toddler
  11. Spinning Top Painting // In the Playroom
  12. Milk Caps & Lids Squish Painting // A little Pinch of Perfect.

Paint without using a paintbrush. Explore these interesting paint brush - or paint tool - ideas

Interesting Brushes

We love painting without an actual brush in sight! It introduces us to new textures – prints and some ‘DiY’ brushes create the most beautiful paintings! We love making new brushes as much as we enjoy painting with them!

  1. Painting with Household Items // Moms and Crafters
  2. 22 Fork Painting Ideas for Kids // Emma Owl
  3. Paint with Food Stamps // Child Led Life
  4. How to use Sponge Pouncers // Artsy Craftsy Mom
  5. Beautiful Foil Fall Painted Tree // Munchkins and Moms
  6. Beautiful Sponge and Leaf Tree Painting // Welcome to Mommyhood
  7. Q-Tip Texture Art   // Crafty Kids as Home
  8. Tape Resist Sponge Painting // Crafty Kids at Home

Creating a sensory experience even with the most simple painting ingredients

Sensory Painting Experiences

A Painting experience in itself is a full on sensory process – but how much MORE fun is it if we add smells – and textures!

  1. Painting clouds sensory activity // Study at Home Mama
  2. Ice Painting //  My Bored Toddler
  3. Muddy Animal Painting // Munchkins and Moms
  4. Snow Puffy Paint // Kidz Activities
  5. W is for Wheels Sensory Play  // Growing Hands on Kids

Great nature painting craft projects for children who love the outdoors and natural ingredients and tools

Painting With Nature

Sticks – Stones and Leaves sometimes make the best painting accessories!!

  1. Acorn Painting // Play and Learn Every Day
  2. Painting Pine Cone Flowers // Emma Owl
  3. Nature Painting Texture Collage  // A Little Pinch of Perfect
  4. Invitation to paint with Nature // Welcome to Mommyhood
  5. Leaf Painting // Kidz Activities

 

Interesting Painting Techniques for children - part of our 171 painting ideas and inspiration!

Interesting – Unusual – Different and FUN FUN FUN!

Painting Techniques that you just HAVE to try!!

 

  1. Shoe Print Craft // Fun Hand Print Art Blog
  2. Easy Superhero T-Shirt Painting // Teach Me Mommy
  3. Co-operative Shapes and Colors // Mosswood Connections
  4. Exploration Painting // Off the Shelf
  5. Symmetry Painting // JDaniel4s Mom
  6. Painting the Fruit of the Spirit // For the Love of Dixie
  7. Partner Painting // The Inspired Treehouse
  8. Matisse Goldfish //  Playground Parkbench

Great Kids painting resource = part of the 171 painting ideas for kids Paint-A-Thon

 

And you have to try these too!!…

  1. Spin Art Painting // Learning and Exploring through Play
  2. The Magic of Salt Painting // Artsy Momma
  3. Shake it Up! // Sunny Day Family
  4. Build a Painting // Rhythms of Play
  5. Butterfly Painting Craft // Super Mommy Club
  6. Pointillism with Acrylics // Something 2 Offer
  7. OILS and WATERCOLOR // Emma Owl

Kids Paint Recipes - all you need for a year full of painting!

Paint Recipes – Ideas to make your own Homemade craft materials!

Making your own paint is not only fun – kids love it – but is usually saves a lot of money!!

  1. Fresh Fruit Paint // Play Dough and Popsicles
  2. Painting with Paint Dough // Life with Moore Babies
  3. Spicy Scented Sensory Paint // One Time Through
  4. DiY Bath Paint // Play Dough and Popsicles
  5. 66 Homemade Paint Recipes // Emma Owl
  6. Homemade microwave Puffy Paint // Messy Little Monster

 

171 Painting Ideas for Kids Art and Craft Projects

 

And if that is not enough…
Here are 120 MORE Painting ideas… Have Fun!!


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