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15 Amazing creative painting art project ideas for kids

To a young child, painting is not about a masterpiece, it’s about using creative painting techniques to learn skills from mixing colors to cause and effect. This collection of art projects for kids will give you some inspiration for your little aspiring artists.
These Creative Painting Techniques are fun art projects for kids. From pour painting to rock painting there is something for all ages!

Creative Painting Techniques

Break out the paints and lay out the plastic mat, your little ones are becoming artists! These creative painting techniques are fun for them and can make some beautiful artwork! Let them press, pour, or brush the paint. However they create, they are learning.  Sure, painting with little ones can be stressful for some adults. We get it.  It’s going to be messy. But it’s going to be worth it!

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These creative painting techniques are fun and unique ways to paint with kids. Break out the paint and see what you’re kids will create!

Pour Painting Art Projects for kids and beginners

Apple Themed Press Painted Decorations
Colorful String Painting Christmas Ornaments
Fidget Spinner Art
Fidget Spinner Painted Rainbows
Ombre Easter Egg Art
Painted Heart Bookmarks
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Pipette Painting
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Pour Painted Snowflake Decorations
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Poured Christmas Rocks
Press Painted Flower Bookmarks
Press Painting Snowflakes
Rainbow String Painting
Painted Twig Art
Water Color Circles

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These Creative Painting Techniques are fun art projects for kids. From pour painting to rock painting there is something for all ages!

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