Brush Painting For Kids

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

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Painting for Kids: Easy Art and Craft Ideas for Kids

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

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


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.

Body Painting

body painting

What You Need:

  • piece of material larger than your child
  • paint brush
  • paint
  • 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.

Hand and Feet Prints

hand and feet prints

What You Need:

  • piece of A3 size paper
  • paint brush
  • paint
  • 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.