14 Homemade Painting Tools for Preschool Painting Activities

Painting with homemade brushes and tools provides unique process art experiences for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can explore and discover new uses for household and craft materials with this exciting roundup of painting tools.

14 homemade painting tools for kids painting activities

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This roundup of homemade brushes and tools will help you provide interesting and creative painting experiences.

Kids will love making paintbrushes with leaves and twigs, or using wood blocks as stamps.

Whether you have a paint easel set up in your early learning classroom, or engage in arts and crafts sessions at home, these ideas for homemade painting tools will add unique opportunities to exercise creative skills.


Homemade brushes and painting tools


1. From the craft box


Painting tools made with items from the craft box


Cotton ball rainbow painter / Mama Papa Bubba

Pipe cleaner flower stamps / Fantastic Fun and Learning

Paint with Pompoms / Fantastic Fun and Learning

Yarn stamps / Fantastic Fun and Learning


2. From nature 


Paint brushes made with items found in nature


Painting with flowers / The Art Kit Blog

Nature paint brushes / Messy Little Monster


 3. From the recycle bin


Using recyclables for kids painting activities


Roll-on deodorant bottles / Adventure in a Box

Plastic packaging / Preschool Toolkit

Cardboard spreaders

Wood block stamps


4. From the kitchen


Make homemade painting tools from items in the kitchen


Pot scrubbers / My Bored Toddler

Small spatula / My Bored Toddler

Ice cubes / Preschool Toolkit

Veggie stamps


Painting Activities  on Pinterest


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