Playing with paints is a favorite activity at the Quirky Kid household.   Just this afternoon we had our paint pens out creating more colorful clothespins (never have enough of them).   Here are some of the recent paint activities that we have enjoyed replicating through the It’s Playtime linky.   Each Wednesday afternoon we co-host a linky where other blogs link up their favorite kids activities.   The posts are live not only on the Kids Activities Blog, but also on Hands On: As We Grow, Let the Children Play, Messy Kids and The Imagination Tree.     Thanks for motivating us to get colorful!  

paint ideas for creative kids

Color. Play. Paint.

Paint inside baggies – no mess and they become colorful sun-catchers!

Make your own edible paint with sweetened condensed milk – looks fun (and yummy)

Create interesting textures in your paint with the help of combs.   Love the results.

A simple science project: move the paint with magnets – they used letter magnets to spell their name at the same time.

Create your own sidewalk chalk paint with this simple recipe (hint: add egg yolk for durability if you want it to last longer than an afternoon).

. Other painting activities that we have tried in the past include our no-mess monster prints – all you need is paint for ink blots and googly eyes!   Blocks, or branches, or a variety of paint brushes make for an interesting day exploring paint.   You can also spray paint to make silhouettes, another recent favorite painting method. Visit the blogs who link up and tell them you found them through It’s Playtime.   If you are a blogger, please know that by linking up you are giving us permission to feature your post (with or without a photo) on our pinterest boards, on our facebook page, in a blog post or any other venue we think of.   We will always attribute you as the source! .

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