3 Fun Paint 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 Fun Paint Techniques for Kids

How to Make

Puffy Paint
Unlike traditional painting, Puffy paint creates a multi-sensory painting experience. This fun technique smells good whilst you’re painting and leaves squishy 3D creations behind, they’re so fun to touch!
To make your own scented Puffy Paint here’s the recipe you’ll need:

Step 1: Start with ½ cup of plain flour and add ½ cup of PVA glue to your bowl.
Step 2: Squirt 1 cup of shaving foam into the bowl and mix everything together. This will create white puffy paint.
Step 3: Add a few drops of vanilla or peppermint food flavouring at this point if you’d like.
Step 4: Separate the mixture into separate bowls and add a generous squirt of paint to make your desired Puffy Paint colours.
Step 5: Once your paint is ready, transfer into bags and snip the corner like an icing bag. You’re now ready to trace the lines of your template with the puffy paint or create fun free-hand designs.
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Salt Painting
Have you heard of salt painting? You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just some glue, salt and watercolour paint!
To get creating you’re very own salt painting, here’s what to do:

Step 1: Firstly, print out one of our fun designs from our template PDF (there’s lot to choose from) or draw out your picture using pencil.
Step 2: Using the Baker Ross Super Tacky Glue trace the lines of the template.
Step 3: Sprinkle fine salt, and glitter if you wish, over the glue and leave to dry before shaking off the excess.
Step 4: Once the glue is completely dry, it’s time to mix your watercolours up. We recommend using the lid of our Watercolour Paint Tins as a mixing palette to save on the clearing up.
Step 5: Dip in your chosen colour and gently touch it to the salt, the salt will soak the paint up immediately to make beautiful, mottled designs.
Step 6: Allow to dry fully before moving and displaying your incredible salt paint masterpiece!
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Shaving Foam Marbling
This technique is as easy as it is fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy this art activity time and time again.
To make your own Shaving Foam Marbling, here’s what to do:

Step 1: Spray your shaving foam to cover the entire bottom layer of your craft tray.
Step 2: Drop the watercolour paint on top of the shaving foam. Use a few colours for the best effect.
Step 3: Using your craft stick, swirl the paint to create a marbled effect.
Step 4: Now press your white card into the shaving foam mixture you’ve just created.
Step 5: Lift the card and scrap off the excess shaving foam using a piece of cardboard. This excess foam can be added back into your tray until your painting activity ends.
Step 6: Leave your marbled card to dry and then you can cut and create your own shapes using your newly made works of art!
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