Paint Crafts

Use these craft ideas to work on building speech and language with your child. These crafts are wonderful for eliciting sounds and words as well as working on repetition. Please note some of the pages may take a few seconds to load. It's worth the wait! Resource information provided by

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Children's Paint Crafts - B

Bubble Painting - You and your child can make some very interesting designs using bubbles and dry powder paint. No two designs will be the same.

Butterfly Footprints - Let your child use his or her foot and paint to make this Butterfly art.

Children's Paint Crafts - C

Color Mixing - Children learn to be creative by mixing colors.

Cookie Paint - Paint cookies before baking and eat your art! Yes, this is paint you use to paint cookies before baking. And yes, the cookies are edible when it's all done.

Corn Meal with Paint Powder - The child will observe that the white powder paint turns green when it is mixed with the glue.

Crayon Fall Leaves - Children will create a multi-color fall leaf in the crayon-resist technique.

Creating with Paint - Several ideas for Preschoolers on how to create art with Paint.

Creature Painting - See how blend colors and paint make creatures. Find faces and creatures in the painting and outline with marker.

Children's Paint Crafts - D

Dripping Paint - Your child will create an "action" painting using paint, paper and imagination.

Children's Paint Crafts - E

Easy Tie Dye with Coffee Filter - Let your child have fun making a simple tie dye with a coffee filter and food coloring paint. Your child will be amazed by what happens.

Emotion Painting - Children will gain an understanding of how much of a role emotion plays in artmaking.

Children's Paint Crafts - F

Finger Paint Recipes - A nice list of Finger Paint Recipes that you can make at home with your child.

Florida Blue Crab - Kids create special effects and transform hand-prints into finger puppets, cards, mobiles, sculpture, and more.

Fun With Paint and Water - Make a Messy Art Mural with Paint and a Tennis Ball.

Children's Paint Crafts - H

Hand Print Spiders - Let your kids dip their hands in paint to make Spiders as art.

Heart Craft - Great easy craft for Valentines Day for Children to create.

Hot Rod Painting - Your child will create an amazing art mural using paper, paint and matchbox cars.

Children's Paint Crafts - L

Ladybug Egg Carton Craft - Use a Styrofoam Egg Container and Paint to make this beautiful Lady Bug Creation.

Ladybug Wind Chime - This is a fun craft that young children can make (most of the features are template pieces that are glued on).

Lion Craft - An amazing Lion Craft using paint and paper plates.

Children's Paint Crafts - M

Marble Painting - The marbles do the painting and the child rocks the container making a very unique piece of artwork.

Children's Paint Crafts - O

Outdoor Transparent Painting - Preschool children use both large and fine motor skills and parents / teachers can introduce a new vocabulary word, transparent, during this creative early childhood activity.

Children's Paint Crafts - P

Paint Squirting - Show your child what happens when you hang a painting up and squirt the painting with water.

Paper Plate Sunflowers - This painting project teaches children fine motor development and also teaches them the different parts of a flower.

Plush Paint Pals - When your kids have finished off the paint in those little plastic containers, what do you do with them? Throw them away? Use them for more paint? Store tiny items in them? How about making these darling little magnets!

Pudding Paint - This is a texture & taste toddler activity that you don't have to worry about the children putting the paint in their mouths... it is edible.

Children's Paint Crafts - S

Scratch And Sniff Watercolor Paint - Make a homemade scratch and sniff paint. (non-edible).

Sensory Texture Painting - Encourages young children to explore various textures and promotes the use of observation, plus descriptive and expressive vocabulary.

Spray Paint Mural - An outdoor, warm weather activity that teaches young children about color mixing.

Popsicle Painting - The child will put liquid paint with the spoon on the sheet of construction paper, then he/she will cover it with transparent wax paper and spread the paint with the cutting edge of the popsicle stick.

Straw Painting - Children of any age will enjoy this art discovery. Aim your straw at the paint and blow!

Summer Garden - Preschool parents / teachers help young children create this summer bulletin board.

Children's Paint Crafts - T

Tie Dye Butterfly - Show your child how to make a beautiful butterfly magnet with Tie Dye Paint.

Children's Paint Crafts - W

Watercolor Rainbows - This is a good lesson for teaching children how colors blend to make new colors.

Whole Face Paint - Learn how to make face paint with your child that is completely edible.

Witch Candy Holder Craft - Cute little painted candy holder.

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