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Over the past few months, we’ve all been self-isolating and doing our best to stay healthy as we try to put a brake on the spread of COVID-19.
The downside to being stuck at home for nearly 3 months is that cabin fever is setting in. And, summer vacation is now here!
If you’re looking for some ideas to keep the kids busy at home this summer, be sure to check out my list of 25 fun kids painting craft ideas.
Painting Craft Ideas for Kids
Now that summer is here, there are plenty of beautiful leaves to choose from for this leaf painting project. Included are 4 different leaf painting projects using watercolors, acrylic paint and puffy paint.
Celery Stamped Flowers
Don’t throw away those celery stalk bottoms! Use them instead for this fun, crafty project! These pretty celery stamped flowers are perfect for creating a beautiful Mother’s Day card or a fun afternoon craft project.
DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint
This easy puffy sidewalk paint is a great way to get the kids outside this summer. Easy to make uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Flamingo Scrape Painting
This fun flamingo scrape painting project is a great rainy day craft project. And, with the flamingo printable, this makes it even easier to get started.
Spray Bottle Painting
This crayon resist spray bottle painting project is perfect for indoors or outdoors. Because of the food coloring used, you might want to make sure the kids are wearing old clothes!
Salt painting uses ingredients you probably already have – glue, watercolors, and table salt. If you don’t have cardstock, you could use paper plates.
Painted Fairy Houses
These adorable painted fairy houses are perfect for your garden or displayed inside your home. For extra durability, it is recommended to use outdoor craft paint.
Celebrate the 4th with this fun marble painting activity! A baking pan or box, wax paper, craft paint, paper, and a marble is all you need.
Painted Paper Towel Flowers
Who knew that paper towels could transform into something so pretty?! These lovely drip painted paper towel flowers is a fun craft for younger kids as well as tweens and teens.
Kids love bubbles, so this bubble painting activity should be lots of fun! You can use either tempura paint or food coloring.
Rainbow Fish Craft
Here is another fun painting project with celery! This budget-friendly rainbow fish craft project use cut up celery as stamps to create the fish scales.
Puffy Sand Paint
This is colorful puffy sand paint project is definitely an outdoor activity! Using sand from Home Depot, add in food coloring and shaving cream and voila…hours of summer fun!
Rainbow Spin Art
Create works of art with none other than a salad spinner! Explore the colors of the rainbow and create something beautiful with this fun and creative rainbow spin art project.
Eye Dropper Rainbow Craft
Here’s another fun way to create colorful works of art with this eye dropper rainbow project. Watercolor paper is recommended to create the eyedropper effect seen in the picture.
Squirt Gun Painting
Get the kids outside with this fun and creative squirt gun painting project. Boredom be gone!
Fork Painted Rainbows
Who knew that a kitchen fork could create pretty works of art?! These fork painted rainbows are the perfect craft activity for rainy days.
Handprint Pineapple Canvas
This lovely handprint pineapple canvas project is a wonderful way to create a special keepsake that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Handprint Peacock Salt Dough Craft
Another keepsake for the kids to make this summer is this adorable handprint peacock craft that uses salt dough and craft paint.
Handprint Mason Jar Craft
One more keepsake to consider is this beautiful handprint mason jar craft that uses your little one’s handprint to create a work of art.
Bubblewrap Starfish Craft
Have some extra bubble wrap around? Create a colorful work of art with this fun bubble wrap starfish craft activity!
Craft Stick Wreath
This colorful craft stick wreath project is perfect for both little one’s and older kids. Project instructions are tailored for each age group.
Toilet Roll Stamp Flowers
A crafty and creative way to reuse toilet rolls! This fun toilet roll stamp flower project makes creating pretty works of art so easy!
Fork Print Sunflower
This fork print sunflower craft is perfect for making a lovely greeting card for mom! There are other fun fork painting projects to found at Crafty Morning.
Cardboard Roll Fireworks Painting
Another craft activity using old wrapping paper or gift wrap rolls is this cardboard roll fireworks painting craft. Just add glitter to create the special fireworks effect!
Painted Rock Photo Holders
These easy-to-make rock photo holders are a great project to do with the kids. These would make lovely gifts for moms, dads or grandparents.