Creative Painting for Kids with Craft Painting Ideas
Painting for kids can be done on many items, objects and surfaces which serve as the canvas for children to create their masterpieces.
Children painting on objects other than paper will add new dimensions to their art projects and spur their creativity.
Kids Painting Ideas
Painting on rocks, glass bottles, paper plates, as well as on items found in nature are just a few of the many craft painting ideas for kids.
Such craft painting is fun and produces a finished piece of artwork that all can enjoy, serve as memoirs or gifts to friends and family members.
By the way, do spray these creations with a clear, acrylic spray paint to preserve the colors and protect from chipping.
Part of the fun of painting for kids is taking ordinary objects and turning it into pieces of art. Have fun with these craft painting ideas.
Stone or Rock Painting
Pick some rocks of shapes and sizes suitable for your need. Do try to pick those with smooth surfaces for ease of paint application. Alternatively, you can buy them in aquarium shops.
Painting on rocks creates paperweights and holiday knick-knacks. They serve as great souvenirs or Christmas gifts.
Paint with Leaf Stencils
Apply paint on the leaf and start printing them on cloth. You can create your own design of T-shirt and canvas bag.
Alternatively, painting over the leaf will leave an unpainted area. You can make family trees, personal accomplishments, awards or photo collages by placing names, dates or photos in the void left by the leaf.
Recreate the famous art from Malaysia and Indonesia with batik painting. Have fun mixing and toning the colors and apply them on a fabric. In fact batik painting for kids can be easy with batik painting kit available now.
Turn the finished art piece into a pillow, scarf or frame it up and hang on the wall.
Seashells as Canvas
White colored shells made the best canvas for children to explore shades of all colors. Paint flat shells with murals or faces and larger conical shells as new homes for hermit crabs.
Paint on Glass Bottles
Create single stemmed vases by painting on glass bottles. Expand the creativity with different size and shape of glass bottles. Add on some embellishment and you can have many different designs. Using a wide bottle glass, you can create your own unique cookie jars.
Turn your art clay into figurines. Paint on colors of your choice. Add on a small magnet at the back and you have a fridge magnet.
Reinvent your kid’s wooden toy with a new layer of paint. Transform those old wooden toys into toys as good as new with an addition creative touch.
Let your kids unleash their creativity on a plain plastic plate. Display finished artwork at home.
Tools used for painting are not limited to brushes and paint. A good alternative to brushes is Q-tips. Use Q-tips to make beautiful rainbow cards or decorate paper crafts are just some examples.
Here are other alternatives you can explore with the kids.
Children Hand Painting
Most young kids love to dip their palms into colors and use them as stamps. Take a step further by cutting out the hand print. Make some design on it and see who has the best hand painting craft.
Print with Vegetables
Your little ones will love to create this simple art piece.
Cut and craft some shapes out from carrots, ladyfingers, potatoes and lotus roots. Do remember to leave sufficient length for your kids to hold these vegetables. Provide a palette of colors. Dip crafted parts of vegetables into the colors and start stamping on papers.
Paint with Natural Juices
If you are worry about the synthetic coloring effect on your children, try using natural juices as paint. Bright colored fruits and vegetables provide natural color to use as paint.
Use coffee as background color to create the “old-worn-out” effect look of a paper. Draw or paint a map out of it.
Creating Special Effect on Artwork
Here are more painting techniques to create special effect of an artwork.