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15 Creative Painting Ideas For Kids

Creative Painting Ideas for Kids

There are plethoras of painting ideas for kids! Painting is a mainstay of most children’s art activities. Painting kits are generally a child’s first introduction to art. This is unsurprising and it’s time to get creative with your kids as you’ve never done before!

Here are some fresh and creative painting ideas for kids that you may not have explored yet. Each requires little more than paint and paper, yet each takes a different and unique approach.

So switch things up and try one of these art projects! Before that, you should understand the types of painting kits available

Painting Ideas For Kids To Try:

Even though children enjoy painting, if all they are ever given is a paintbrush and paper, it might become boring for them. Introduce new paint tools and more different ideas to your kid, and he or she will thrill at the chance to be creative!

Utilize your imagination when it comes to what you use

1. Dot to Dot Art:

The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a fun method for kids to practice their attentiveness and fine motor skills while making something lovely.

2. Gravity Painting

In a STEAM-filled project that stimulates creative thinking, this gravity painting activity for kids combines physics and art to depict the force of gravity. To make it into a lovely spring artwork, add colored tissue paper.

3. Stick Painting

Make something with the sticks you find by using your imagination. Crafts and activities will be affordable, and will most likely make use of things that you already have on hand. What could be easier than using sticks and paint?

4. Spin Painting:

Spin painting, which may be done with a salad spinner or a professional spin painter, is a popular kids’ art pastime.

As the paint spins out across the paper into various designs, the kids form opinions about paint colors and amounts to add.

5. Bubble Painting

Although not normally recommended at the dinner table, what child wouldn’t attempt blowing bubbles if offered a drink and a straw? Take your enthusiasm for science and convert it into a creative art method. 

Bubble-blowing with a few drops of dishwashing detergent and food coloring creates amazing and distinctive designs.

6. Squirt and squish painting:

Fill your spray bottles with paint. Give the kids the squirt bottles and tell them to let their imaginations run wild while working together to make a wonderful work of art. 

Have a lot of fun experimenting with different painting techniques. That’s true, you can paint with those condiment bottles you undoubtedly already have at home. 

Painting with condiment bottles is a messy pastime that should be done outside. Put on your play clothes and get ready to have a good time!

7. Texture Painting With Yarn

Tempera paint was mentioned for this yarn painting idea, which would be fantastic. In fact, most paints may be used to paint yarn, so have fun with it!

Forget about the final product; it’s all about the process with children’s art projects.

8. Drip Painting:

Fluid art, in which paint is poured or dripped across a surface, produces very dynamic abstract paintings. Drip painting may appear simple to create, but can be difficult to master yet rewarding in the end. 

Practice makes it perfect, and you can start making your own abstract drip paintings with just a few simple supplies.

9. Q-tip Painting

Using q-tips is great and simple techniques for helping children improve fine motor skills. The precise ‘pinch’ grip needed to insert the small q-tip around the paper and to paint it is perfect to develop on the smaller muscles of the hand. 

It’s easy to set up and you may leave your child or pre-school teenager as expressive as they like! New or distinctive tools are the perfect method to spice up your routine and leave your comfort area.

10. Pour Painting:

The trend of Pour Painting and abstract painting, in general, makes creating art as you can see in home decor stores and Pinterest very easy. For Pour Painting, there are many different ways of creating a recipe. 

Basically, you must mix an acrylic “pouring medium.” The flow media attaches to the paint and improves paint flow and maintains the colors longer apart.

11. Shaken Container Painting:

It’s a truly exciting art event, ideal for rugged, active children of all ages.

It’s a terrific art project in preschool but even big children adore it, especially if you pull it out and throw it out with great energy.

12. Scrape Painting

Scrape painting is a fantastic way to blend colors! The children made bright and colorful works of art with an incredible range of new colors using only red, yellow, and blue paint.


It is a simple art form with a wide range of educational applications that allow children to freely explore and play.

13. Glue Batik:

Wax can be substituted with white glue or blue gel glue to construct a variety of interesting batik crafts and more child-friendly projects. 

Picture batiks are beautiful in a frame, but they may also be made into wall hangings or sewn onto the front of canvas or fabric tote bags.

14. Paint or Print with Flowers:

Flower printing is a fun, quick, and simple craft that involves dipping flowers in paint. This game gives children the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity. 

Explore the patterns that the flowers left on the paper, blending colors, and creating forms and pictures with no constraints or expectations. 

The daisy blossoms covered in the paint were printed, swished, dragged, and twirled all over the paper.

15. Foil Painting:

A simple switch is all that is required for foil painting. When you use foil instead of paper, you get a new painting surface: a slick, reflecting surface that’s a lot of fun to work with. 

Paint Brushes that aren’t too pricey would suffice. However, have some fun while you’re here. Foil painting creates a gleaming, slick surface. Paint is readily moved about, so browse around your home for anything that might work. 

Anything that won’t rip the foil is a viable option. Starting with cotton balls and Q-tips is an excellent idea.

Wrapping Up

  • Have you been inspired by these simple painting ideas for kids? It is not required to have compelling reasons to paint; simply paint whenever you feel like it and enjoy your work.
  • Painting may be done by everyone, whether they like it or not, because it is never limited to crafting certain sketches or drawings or playing with colors; the most essential thing is that painting is about living imaginations. 
  • We can express ourselves fully through painting. By reducing stress, painting replenishes our attitude and uplifts our soul’s energy. Painting can also surprise us with amazing results on occasion.

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