As the weather is getting colder, we are starting to look for more indoor activities we can do as a family.
My 4-year-old son loves anything to do with paint, so I wanted to put together a list of all the fun things you can do with paint. Some are messy and some are mess-free (my favorite!)
Paint In A Bag—This is a wonderful mess-free way to play with paint! Your kids can practice writing their numbers and letters or just have fun with making designs.
Homemade Finger Paints—We especially loved these when my son was younger and all he wanted to do was cover his hands and arms in paint (who am I kidding, he still likes to do that!) and give it a little taste test. I know that even if he put it in his mouth, he wouldn’t be eating anything toxic. These are really a one time use though since they do go bad pretty quick.
Shake & Paint—Another mess-free paint option that creates interesting designs and is super fun to do! All you need is an oatmeal container, some broken crayons, paint and paper and you are ready to go!
Sidewalk Paint—Enjoy the last few days of nice weather outside and paint up your sidewalks with homemade sidewalk paint!
Painting on Foil—Sick of the same old white paper painting? Here is a great and interesting alternative! Painting on foil!
Hand & Foot-print Pictures (18 different ones!)—Who doesn’t love making fun pictures out of your kids hand and foot-prints? I love doing these because it is great artwork to display and keep for years to come.
Frozen Paint Art—I know it’s cold outside but it’s a perfect time to do some frozen paint art! Just freeze paint in an ice-cube tray, insert craft sticks and wait til frozen! A super neat way to paint!
Magic Painting—This is one of my favorites! Draw a design on a white piece of paper with a white crayon and then let them paint with watercolors. The design begins to magically appear! We used to do this with the letter of the week and my son always looked forward to revealing what letter it was.
Tissue Box Painting—Have fun with an empty tissue box! Who says you can only paint with brushes?
Heart Stamps—Use an empty toilet paper roll to create a heart stamp. Perfect for Valentines Day or decorating a loved ones card.
Paint Dripping—This is another fun way to ditch the paintbrush and have fun with painting!
Homemade Puffy Paint—Here is a way to experiment with a different kind of paint and you can make it yourself!
Prints With Foam—Use a take-out container and etch a design into the foam. Paint it and use it as a stamp!
Flower Painting—Who doesn’t love beautiful flowers? Make flower prints with the bottom of a 2 Liter bottle. So cute!
DIY Bath Paints—And when your kids are all done getting messy, let them paint some more in the bath with DIY Bath Paints! These are super easy to make and fun for the kids!
Hope you have fun painting with the kiddos!
Do you have any other fun painting ideas?