5 Fun Ways To Play With Paint

Painting is a much loved activity in our home and we are forever finding new ways to paint. 

We love trying new textures and materials. Painting is such a wonderful way for children to express themselves, use their creativity and imagination. It can also be wonderful for sensory development. I have compiled five of our fave ways to paint that you may not have tried before.

 1. Monster Mash Painting

Is fun way to explore painting as well as sensory play. Dot loves doing monster foot prints so much fun.

All you need is:

  • Paint 
  • Tray
  • Bubble wrap
  • Sticky tape

How to :

  1. Wrap feet in bubble wrap to make little boots
  2. Sticky tape them together around feet
  3. Put paint on tray
  4. Step in tray with bubble boots on
  5. Stomp onto paper and create monster foot prints.

Suitable for:

Children who are walking


2.Cotton Wool & Peg Painting 

This is fun simple thrifty way to paint and you will most likely have all the items at home in your cupboard.

All you need is:

  • Paint
  • Cotton wool
  • Pegs

How to:

  1. Attach cotton wool to pegs
  2. Paint and enjoy

Suitable for:

Children who can grasp


3. Fruit & Vegetable  Prints

Got some fruit and veg that is getting close to its use by why not try our fruit and vegetable prints.


4. Spaghetti Brushes

So much fun this gives using a paint brush a whole new meaning.

 All you need is:

  • Rubber Bands 
  • Spaghetti 

How to:

  1. Grab a small handful of spaghetti 
  2. tie a rubber band around it to keep it in a bunch and create a handle. 
  3. Then cook as you usually would 
  4. I held my spaghetti handle ends with tongs so when the water started to boil so they didn’t fall in 
  5. When  done take out of boiling water and set aside to cool
  6. For a little added colour and sensory fun I tied pipe cleaners around the handles
  7. Then sit back and enjoy the painting goodness 

Suitable For: children who are able to grasp.

Such a fun way to bring music and painting together

All you need:

  • Paint brushes
  • Bells
  • Pipe cleaners

How to:

  1. Thread bells onto pipe cleaners
  2. Wrap pipe cleaners around paint brushes 
  3. Paint and enjoy

Suitable for:

Children who are able to grasp

Hope you have enjoyed this post and have been inspired to try a new way of painting

*always supervise children with our activities* 

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