3 Top Painting Techniques for Kids

Looking for exciting painting ideas to do with the kids? We’ve rounded up three of the most fun techniques that take painting to the next level.   

3 Top Painting Techniques for Kids

How to Make


Spin Art
We have a paint activity to share that is so easy for kids for all ages. There’s so much fun to be had with a simple salad spinner that we think you’ll want to dig yours out right away!
To make your own spin art creation here’s what to do:
Step 1: Firstly, cut your paper to fit inside the salad spinner.
Step 2: Take a small bit of double-sided tape and secure paper to the bottom on the salad spinner.
Step 3: Add your chosen paint colours in a rough swirled pattern.
Step 4: Pop the lid on your salad spinner and start to spin.
Step 5: Remove the lid to reveal the unique pattern!

Bubble Painting
It may look like a science experiment but this painting technique is so easy and extra fun. Taking just dish soap, paint and a straw, kids can create amazing artwork whilst having a bubbling good time!
To make your own bubble painting here’s what to do:
Step 1: Mix 1/4 cup of water with a generous squirt of paint and washing up liquid.
Step 2: Mix using your straw and start blowing to create bubbles.
Step 3: Now taking your watercolour paper, place it over the bubbles you’ve created and watch as they print the paper. Repeat to fill the page.

Blow Painting
This technique has been enjoyed by kids and parents alike for years, and there’s good reason for it. It’s also a useful activity to dissipate feelings of anger. Encourage your child to take a deep breath and then try and imagine blowing their anger out through the straw.
To get started with your very own blow painting, here’s what to do:
Step 1: Mix one part acrylic painting with two parts water to get the perfect consistency.
Step 2: Use short straws, or cut to size, to ensure your blowing action is closer to the paint to create the best effect.
Step 3: Take your white paper or card and add the paint in a small puddle.
Step 4: Now using your straw, blow through and watch as the paint is forced in different directions across the paper.

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