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Favorite Ways to Paint with Kids

 Posted by on October 16, 2012
Oct 162012
 

I’m joining with Blogging with Kids this month for a Paint blog hop. I thought I would share some of our favorite ways to paint. Here are 11 ways to paint with kids from Inspiration Laboratories plus many more ideas linked up in the blog hop at the bottom.

Paint with Kids

Favorite Ways to Paint with Kids

Printmaking

Printmaking is my favorite way to save Aiden’s creations. When I set out paints for him, I typically place them on plastic lids. More often than not, Aiden chooses to mix all of the paint on the lids rather than paint on paper or whatever surface we have for the day. Since I can’t save the paint filled lid, I press a piece of paper to it to make a print. This is how our love for printmaking began.

Here’s Aiden’s moon print inspired by  Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.

Art Inspired by Eric Carle

We painted with baking soda and vinegar. I made a print of this, too.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Painting Print

Making prints of string art is fun, too. This is my absolute favorite painting activity we have done yet.

Printmaking with String Art

 

Painting with Objects

Using yarn to make some really cool pulled string paintings.

pulled string painting

Painting with cookie cutters, leaves, and fingers.

cookie cutter printing

Rolling a coffee creamer bottle to make monster prints.

monster painting

Painting with flowers.

flower painting

 

Painting on Different Surfaces

Painting rocks from our rock collection.

painted rocks

Painting pumpkin rocks.

Pumpkin Rocks

Painting egg cartons to carry the rock collection.

egg carton painting

Painting cardboard to make a train counting puzzle.

train counting puzzle

What are your favorite ways to paint with kids?

Paint Blog Hop

The following blogs are co-hosting the paint blog hop. They’ll be sharing their painting ideas throughout the week. Be sure to stop by and check them out.

Blogging with Kids, Rainy Day Mum, Making Boys Men, 3 Dinosaurs, The Usual Mayhem, Fun A DayInspiration Laboratories

We would love for you to join us. Link up your posts about painting! We love for you to grab a badge and spread the word if you like.

Paint Blog Hop
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  5 Responses to “Favorite Ways to Paint with Kids”

  1. The creamer bottle monsters are just wonderful! What wonderful ways to paint.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..A Very Long Search for a PumpkinMy Profile

    • Thanks, Deidre! My favorite part about the monsters is that were not planned. We were just playing with paint, and Aiden decided they looked like monsters. :)

  2. the monster prints are genius!!! i totally missed this blog hop. but thanks for linking it up to tip-toe thru tuesday.
    andiejaye recently posted..Monster Cookies from Reading ConfettiMy Profile

  3. Great resources on your blog – found you on Pinterest.
    Crystal recently posted..Free Museum Days in LA for KidsMy Profile

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