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Fun Painting Ideas for Kids: 80+ Painting Crafts

By: Sara Raffensperger, Editor,

Rock 'N Roll PaintingKids love to paint and there are so many different ways to have fun with it. We have collected a lot of different painting craft ideas for your kids to try in Fun Painting Ideas for Kids: 80+ Painting Crafts. They can stick their little hands and feet in the paint with many hand and footprint painting crafts and make butterflies, owls, flowers, or anything their hearts desire. They can collect recyclable materials from around the house and make things like toilet paper roll tea cups and a turtle-shaped herb planter. There are so many painting craft ideas and we found a project for people of all ages and different group sizes. Do these in a classroom or at a birthday party or just at home with the family. There is something for everyone in this extensive list, and you may be surprised by some of the cool painting techniques. Your children won't be able to resist these easy crafts for kids.


Fun Painting Ideas for Kids:

80+ Painting Crafts


Fun Painting Ideas for Kids: 80+ Painting Crafts


Table of Contents

Recycled Painting Crafts

Footprint and Hand Print Painting

Paper Plate Painting Crafts

Awesome Painting Crafts

Despicable Me Minion Bowling   Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters


Recycled Crafts to Paint

Recycled crafts for kids are the best because they are so fun and they cost next to nothing. There are almost no rules when it comes these amazing crafts and they will spark your kids' imaginations and open possibilities. You can teach your children about the environment and living green while having a ton of creative fun. Below, you will toilet paper roll crafts, cardboard box cars, cute wind chimes, and so much more!

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Customized Hand Print Towel   Baby Hand Print Picture Frame


Easy Craft For Kids: Footprint and Hand Print Painting

Who needs a brush when you have phalanges? We have way more than just hand print turkeys for you. You can paint so many different things with your hands like trees, lions, and flowers! The little ones will just love getting their hands and feet in the paint. Whenever you look back at these foot and hand print paintings, you will remember how tiny their hands and feet were. Painting activities for kids that don't involve staying in the lines are fun for the kids - just be sure to put newspaper or a tarp down!


Paper Plate Owls in Ca-Hoots   Playful Dalmatian Paper Plate Puppy Craft


Painting Paper Plate Crafts

Paper plates are one of the most versatile craft supplies. You can make a bunch of different animals crafts and even maracas. Paper plate crafts are a wonderful, inexpensive ways to craft something silly and cute. These are all excellent crafts for toddlers and preschoolers to do with some adult guidance. The kiddos can easily make these crafts with just the family or in larger group settings like parties or a classroom.


Glow Pendulum Painting   Rubber Band Splatter Painting


Art and Craft Ideas for Kids: Awesome Painting Crafts

The following miscellaneous painting crafts are so incredible and fun that adults will want to do them too. A lot of these crafts for kids are more abstract, so there are no rules! It is recommended that you do most or all of these outside, unless you like your house covered in splatter paint. Below you will find explosive art, painting with water guns, and even marbled fish.

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