This colorful no-mess blot painting craft is such a fun and simple painting craft. Kids of all ages will love this simple blot painting craft, perfect for: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids. This no-mess blot painting craft is perfect to do at home or in the classroom.

No Mess Monster Craft
Make a monster, butterfly, whatever you want with this cute blot painting craft.

Simple Blot Painting Craft For Kids

It’s always great when kids can get a fun sensory experience with paint, without actually touching the paint, hence why this blot painting craft is perfect.

If I plan an activity where my kids come into contact with paint, I know I’m bargaining for about 30 minutes to an hour of clean-up around our house.

The other day we tried a low-mess painting project with really fun monster results. I have two little girls with very girly interests, but even they were delighted.

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How To Make This Fun and Simple Blot Painting Art

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Make silly monsters, butterflies, bugs, whatever you can imagine!

Here’s what you do to make your own little rainbow creatures:

Step 1

Dab on globs of paint toward the middle of a piece of paper. (You’ll want to make sure that the dabs of paint are close together so that it looks like a body when they are squished together)

Step 2

Fold in half.

Step 3

Squish and rub (the best part!)

Step 4

Open paper. Add googly eyes (you don’t need glue if you stick them on when the paint is still wet) This is also a fun part because it’s kind of like seeing shapes in the clouds. Everyone has a different thought about where the head should be, whether it has a tail, etc.

Step 5

Use a black marker to add other details (horns, feet, whiskers, arms, etc).

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Use a black marker to add a mouth, hands, and arms!

I didn’t think of it at the time, but adding little snips of yarn for hair could also liven them up. We cut ours so that the girls could play with them like paper dolls!

More Easy No-Mess Painting Craft

But on the days when mom is busy or tired, it doesn’t have to mean no painting!

Colorful No-Mess Blot Painting Craft

Colorful No-Mess Blot Painting Craft

This blot painting craft is mess free, easy to do, and perfect for kids of all ages. This craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Explore colors and textures with this blot painting.


  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Marker


  1. Dab on globs of paint toward the middle of a piece of paper.
  2. Then fold the paper in half.
  3. Squish and rub the paper to spread the paper.
  4. Open the paper.
  5. Put your googly eyes and yarn on the wet paint. You won't need glue if you place the wiggle eyes and yarn on the wet pain.
  6. Let the blot painting dry.
  7. Use a black marker to add a mouth, nose, hands, wings, whatever you want!

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  1. Oh they came out beautiful! Love the vibrant colors. So happy you were inspired by our squish prints!

  2. This looks so cool! What a clever, fun idea! I am featuring this blot painting idea at TGIF tomorrow: – thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!!

  3. Wow! They turned out so pretty! Wonderful colours!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  4. We just did a few lessons on line of symmetry….these are PERFECT for a fun end to that! I can’t wait to make these this week!!!!