Brush Painting for Kids:
Easy Art and Craft Ideas

Free and easy brush painting for kids - art and craft ideas using paint. Fun and safe painting ideas that are suitable for preschoolers and for toddler crafts.

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Painting for Kids: Easy Art and Craft Ideas

These ideas are a source of inspiration for fun craft ideas using paint.

Choose and adapt these ideas to suit your child and their interests, abilities and level of skill.

Paintless Painting Outdoors
Body Painting
Hand and Feet Prints
Handprint Sheep


Paintless Painting Outdoors

paintless painting outdoors

What You Need:

  • small bucket
  • house paint brush
  • water
What To Do:
  1. Add a small amount of water to the bucket.
  2. Let your child paint the outside of your house, the fence, the side walk, stairs, concrete, trees or whatever else they like.

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Body Painting

body painting

What You Need:

  • piece of material larger than your child
  • paint brush
  • paint
  • palette
  • clothes pegs or string
  • marker
What To Do:
  1. Place the piece of material on the carpet and have your child lay on top of it.
  2. Draw the outline of your child using the marker.
  3. Peg or tie the piece of material outdoors
  4. Let your child paint themselves.....that is their body outline on the material.

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Hand and Feet Prints

hand and feet prints

What You Need:

  • piece of A3 size paper
  • paintbrush
  • paint
  • palette
  • marker
What To Do:
  1. Place the piece of paper on the floor.
  2. Draw the outline of your child's hands and feet using the marker.
  3. Let your child paint their hand and feet outlines.

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Types of Paint to Use for Painting for Kids

These painting ideas, uses one of the following materials:

You can also try making your own paint at home with these easy Recipes.

More Information at the Kids Paint Center

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