14 Homemade Painting Tools for Preschool Painting Activities
Painting with homemade brushes and tools provides unique process art experiences for toddlers and preschoolers. Explore and discover new uses for household and craft materials with this exciting roundup of painting tools.
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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 at the kitchen table, these ideas for homemade painting tools will add unique opportunities to exercise creative skills.
Homemade brushes and painting tools
1. From the craft box
A Cotton ball rainbow painter is easy to make with a plastic clip. / Mama Papa Bubba
Make Pipe cleaner flower stamps with an everyday craft item. / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Paint with Pompoms using a clothespin as a holder. / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Explore creative art with Yarn stamps / Fantastic Fun and Learning
2. From nature
Use natural materials in activities like this Painting with flowers process art activity. / The Art Kit Blog
How many options can you find for making Nature paint brushes? / Messy Little Monster
3. From the recycle bin
Recycle Roll-on deodorant bottles for interesting art experiences. / Adventure in a Box
Use clean Plastic packaging in different shapes for a painting activity. / Preschool Toolkit
Cut out pieces of cardboard to make Cardboard spreaders for fine motor play. / Preschool Toolkit
Save wood scraps to make Wood block stamps for painting with preschoolers. / Preschool Toolkit
4. From the kitchen
Dip Pot scrubbers in craft paint for fun sensory art play. / My Bored Toddler
Borrow a Small spatula from the pretend play dishes to swirl in paint. / My Bored Toddler
Provide a process art activity with Ice cubes / Preschool Toolkit
Use the tops of red and yellow peppers to make Veggie stamps. / Preschool Toolkit
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