Does your kid love to paint using bright colors? Are you looking for some interesting painting activities for kids that will capture your child’s imagination, while helping him hone his artistic skills? If you find yourself nodding along, then it is time you consider reading our post. Here is our selection of some fun ideas and activities on painting for kids that are most suitable for them.
Painting is a staple activity in a kid’s life. It pushes them to be creative, to think outside the box, and to express themselves. Painting is a wonderful learning experience for kids. It lets kids explore the creative process and express themselves. With many media and materials to experiment with, there will never be a shortage of what to make. There are so many unique mediums to discover, and now is the perfect time to explore them with your kids.
Painting with Diamonds
Diamond Painting is a modern art that can be practiced by people of all ages. It is an art form where small resin self-adhesive diamonds are to be stuck on a coded canvas to create a colorful masterpiece. Diamond painting is engaging and it holds the interest of the painter for a very long time. Diamond painting is an addictive art which is very easy to practice and considered extremely safe for kids. Diamond painting kits are easily available in the market and online. Kids are sure to love this sparkling kind of painting with diamonds.
All you need:
Diamond Painting kit for kids
Just follow the simple instructions that come with the kit.
Shell Painting With Water Colors
You Will Need:
- A few shells that your kids want to paint
- Some watercolors in your kid’s favorite colors
- A few paint brushes
- Some water
- A shallow tray or disposable paper plate
- Some table salt
- Ask your kids to cover up the shallow tray or the paper plate using the table salt.
- Now place the shells on the salt and bring along the water colors.
- Let your kids paint on the shells in any way and color pattern they want to.
- Once they have completed painting the shells, set them aside to dry and use later as you want.
Create unique patterns by using spin art.
You Will Need:
- Paper plates
- BioColors, Tempera paints, or Activity colors
- A pair of scissors
- Salad spinner
- Mix some colors together to create a dual shade paint or a mix of two beautiful colors.
- Now let your kid spoon the mix onto a paper plate. Make sure that you don’t add too much of the paint mix to the plate.
- Now place the paper plate in a salad spinner and fire it up.
- Take the plate out and repeat with another shade.
Painting With Yogurt
You Will Need:
- Empty cans or small bowls in which you can mix the yogurt
- Plain yogurt
- Edible paint in colors of choice
- A plain sheet of paper or paper bags
- To begin with, teach your kid how to make some beautiful edible paint at home by mixing the yogurt and edible paints. Make sure your kid mixes it properly so that there are no lumps or parts of white yogurt.
- Once the yogurt paint is ready, spread it out on the surface on which your kids will paint.
- Let your kids use their fingers to design and paint as they wish.
Tape Resist Flower Painting
You Will Need:
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paints
- Blue painters tape
- Some big salt crystals
- Ask your kids to rip out the blue painters tape and place it on the water color paper in such a way that it forms a flower design of their choice. This will be their first base of art, where they will draw with the help of the blue tape. For another project of a similar type they can make whatever design they want.
- Make sure that your kids plan their painters tape designs carefully before starting, as whatever space they will leave blank will be painted over.
- Once the blue painters tape is used to make the art, ask your kids to start painting inside the outline of the flower that they created using the tape.
- To add some texture to the flower, ask your kid to sprinkle some salt crystals over the top of the watercolors even as they are all wet.
- Next, ask your kid to color all the remaining white areas on the paper in whatever color combination or theme he wants to.
- Once all of this is done, set the watercolor paper aside and let it dry completely for as long as it takes.
- Once the paper is fully dry, gently shake off the salt crystals to reveal the grainy texture.
- You will have to help your kid peel off the tape so that no paper comes along with it.