Cardboard Painting Tools for Preschool Painting Activities
Cardboard painting tools are a great addition to your toolkit. They're easy to make with some recycled cardboard. Provide opportunities to explore and create with painting tools you make with the kids.
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You can easily make a simple painting tool with corrugated cardboard that will provide lots of opportunity for process art! We love process art because minimal instruction is needed to provide oodles of creative fun!
Related: Painting with recyclable containers
Cardboard painting tools
Homemade painting tools are easy to make for awesome painting experiences with preschoolers.
Cardboard is a common household material to use for crafting. You can save clean pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes, pizza boxes and other packaging.
Instructions for cardboard painting tools
1. Cut notches in one side of a piece of corrugated or plain cardboard.
2. Vary the notches to create different patterns and designs in the paint.
3. Pour a row of washable kids' paint onto construction paper or card stock.
4. Glide the painting tool through the paint to create a design.
Learning through play
1. Create a wall mural.
Make "grass" as shown in the photo above.
When the paint is dry, draw and cut out trees, flowers or animals to glue into the picture.
2. Place a long sheet of paper on a table.
Put dabs of different paint colors at intervals along the length of the paper.
Kids can place a paint spreader at one end of the paper, then walk along the full length of the paper without lifting their spreader from the paper.
Awesome ideas for painting tools from other bloggers:
- How to Make Your Own Potato Stamp - Emma Owl
- Pipe Cleaner Heart Print Making - Where Imagination Grows
- Painting Ideas for Kids Using Rubber Bands - JDaniel4's Mom
- Nature Paint Brushes - Messy Little Monster
Find more painting activities on our Pinterest board.