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Friday, February 21, 2014

Got Paint? Try painting with out typical brushes

This weeks "Got? series" post is Got Paint? Try painting without typical brushes. A collection of wonderfully creative ideas for painting with many other items besides a typical paint brush.

Just click on the photos to be taken to each original post with the directions to create your own unique masterpieces. Have fun!

Drizzle paintings
http://blog.creativeplaycentral.com.au/drizzle-paintings/

Bubble Wrap Stomp paintings...what wonderful sensory fun too!
http://www.messforless.net/2014/02/bubble-wrap-stomp-painting.html

Make squish paintings
http://strongstart.blogspot.ca/2014/02/squishy-printing.html

Paint rainbows with toy cars
http://prekandksharing.blogspot.ca/2012/02/creating-rainbows-with-toy-cars.html

Muffin tin printing
http://paintcutpaste.com/pie-pan-printmaking/

Party blower paintings
http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/10015/things-paint-with-a-party-blower

Spit ball paintings...
http://katherinemaries.com/blog/archives/8253

Try Blow painting
http://raisingsparks.com/craft-activities/blow-painting/

Make big messy art with dollar store sensory toys
http://kristin-senseofwonder.blogspot.ca/2012/05/big-messy-art.html

Make Ukiyo-e prints
http://www.theeducatorsspinonit.com/2012/07/exploring-great-artists-katsushika.html

Paint by scraping cardboard square down your paper
http://www.sleepyheaddesignsstudio.com/2009/11/painting-without-brushes.html

Paint while riding your tricycle or bicycle
http://www.thegoldengleam.com/2012/05/painting-with-bikes-favorite-friday.html

Painting with bugs
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2011/06/bug-painting-for-all-ages.html

Painting with eggs
http://handsonaswegrow.com/rolling-eggs-balls-painting/

Painting with rolling pins
http://casamarias.blogspot.ca/2011/04/rolling-pin-painting.html

Squirt bottle painting
http://www.rockabyebutterfly.com/2011/08/messy-squirts.html

Udder paintings made from hanging balloons
http://strongstart.blogspot.ca/2011/09/udder-painting.html

Painting with expired credit cards or gift cards
http://www.housingaforest.com/credit-card-art/

Compass painting (OK it uses a small brush but I think it still counts)
http://www.housingaforest.com/compass-painting/

Painting with Magnets
http://lets-explore.net/blog/2010/03/magnet-painting-activity/


Bubble wrap painting
http://preschool-daze.com/2013/10/05/b-is-for-bubble-wrap-painting/

Spatter painting with tooth brushes
http://lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.ca/2013/01/splatter-painting.html

Paint with an electric toothbrush! We've splatter painting with regular paintbrushes but this is a cool idea. I am always drawn to circles.
http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-for-a-lazy-day/

Q-Tip painting (blog not in English)
http://laclassedellamaestravalentina.blogspot.ca/2011/09/un-pennello-un-po-speciale.html

Suminagashi (Marbling)
http://innerchildfun.com/2011/05/weekend-art-suminagashi-for-kids.html

Paint with multicoloured ice cubes
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/06/fun-in-sun-ice-paint.html

Paint with candy (this post uses, pop rocks, pixie sticks and gumballs)
http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/06/paint-and-play-candy-art.html

Rain paintings
http://totschool.shannons.org/rain-painting/

Paint with trains on canvas
http://play-trains.com/painting-with-trains/

Glue prints
http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/2011/06/glue-prints.html

Paint with toilet paper rolls
http://handsonaswegrow.com/stamped-heart/

Roller painting
http://howwemontessori.typepad.com/how-we-montessori/2011/11/big-art.html

Feather painting
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/02/feather-painting.html


Painting with combs
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/07/rainbow-painting-simple-summer-crafts.html

Painting with a salad spinner
http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2014/01/spin-art-snails-diy-inspired-by.html
Circle prints with recyclables
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2014/01/circle-painting.html

Marble Maze paintings
http://www.housingaforest.com/marble-maze-painting/

Hot plate paintings with crayons
http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2009/04/butterflies-flutterby.html
Paint with rocks
http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/painting-with-rocks.html

Paint with blown bubbles
http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2011/01/bubble-painting.html
Pom pom paintings
http://crayonboxchronicles.com/2013/05/14/pom-pom-painting/
Take your pom pom paintings to the next step and make drumstick pom pom paintings.
http://crayonboxchronicles.com/2014/01/29/yarn-pom-pom-drumstick-painting/


Make painted designs with food colouring on wet glue
http://www.housingaforest.com/painting-on-wet-glue/

Paint with marbles and pine branches (make wrapping paper-mid post)
http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2011/12/scrabble-tile-teacher-gift-ornaments.html

Paint with bouncy balloons
http://picklebums.com/2013/04/02/bouncey-balloon-painting/

String paintings
http://tinkerlab.com/string-art/

Finger paint a name canvas
http://attackofthetwins.blogspot.ca/2011/08/new-artwork.html

Bleeding tissue paper paintings
http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/05/bleeding-tissue-fun/

Syringe Painting
http://ourfeministplayschool.ca/2012/02/23/syringe-painting/

Make shamrock prints for St Patrick's day with peppers
http://www.siayla.blogspot.ca/2011/03/jamie-orourke-and-big-potatoe-and.html

Spray painting for kids
http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/sift-and-spray-paint-art/

Make pencil eraser pointillism's
http://spoonful.com/crafts/make-art-famous-artists-georges-seurat

Try squirt gun painting
http://www.blogmemom.com/art-activities-with-squirt-guns/

Paint with flower petals
http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/kids-painting-activity-with-flower-petals.html

Paint with cookie cutters and practice spelling too
http://mamapapabubba.com/2012/10/04/painting-with-cookie-cutters/

Print with forks (they used brushes for the stems but you could finger paint the stems to omit the brushes)
http://www.blogmemom.com/spring-art-tulip-painting/

Paint with natural elements
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/07/painting-with-nature-simple-summer-crafts.html

Block prints with string
http://whipup.net/2011/10/27/guest-blogger-series-printmaking-for-all-ages-yarn-block-prints/

Make 'pour' paintings
http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/04/rainbow-pour-painting-on-terra-cotta.html
Pipecleaner painting
http://sarahlipoff.com/2013/04/05/painting-with-pipe-cleaners/


Paint with an assortment of toys
http://suzyhomeschooler.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/painting-without-brushes/

Funnel painting (an outside activity for sure)
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/07/funnel-painting-art-for-kids.html



Try making your own painting tools that are not typical brushes
http://babbledabbledo.com/16-homemade-paint-brushes/#_a5y_p=1076481

Make cardboard paint scrappers (and other painting tools)
http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.ca/2011/04/experimenting-with-texture-homemade.html

Make natural paintbrushes
http://www.learning4kids.net/2012/08/28/textured-painting-with-natures-paint-brushes/

Make dot paintings with homemade dot stampers
http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.ca/2010/02/homemade-dot-stampers.html

Monoprinting with watercolours... the effect is beautiful...OK so you use a brush to dab the paint on the paper but you don't actually paint with the brush so I vote this one in too!
http://polykromos.blogspot.ca/2010/04/monoprinting-with-watercolor.html
Have you tried painting without a typical paintbrush? What did you try? Did you or your children enjoy the experience?