What is an easy painting activity for kids? Grab some paper plates and paint for this super simple art activity! In this post we'll share all the tips.
How do you make painting fun for kids?
You can make painting fun for kids by...
- Trying new techniques (see some of our favorites here)
- Using new or favorite materials
- Listening to music while you create
- Keeping it relaxed and stress-free!
- Doing it with friends!
- Joining in! Kids love when adults create with them.
Why is painting a good activity for children?
Painting is such a cool way for kids to play, learn, explore their senses, and have fun! Painting is also a great stress reliever and boosts kid's imaginations and creativity.
Paper Plate Smush Painting Tutorial Video
Smush painting is such an easy painting activity for kids!
Watch the short instruction video below or scroll down for the full written tutorial.
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- Cheap paper plates (4-6 per child)
- Cups (one for each color paint)
- Painters tape
- Washable paint (Red, blue, and yellow)
- White construction paper or a large roll of paper
- Put paint in cups (one color per cup)
- Place a large piece of paper on the table and secure it in place with painters tape.
Paper Plate Smush Painting Instructions:
- Squeeze a glob of each color paint on the bottom of one paper plate (or use a paint brush to paint a glob on).
- Smush the backs of the paper plates together.
- Admire your smushed creation.
- Smush the backs of the paper plates onto the white paper (paint side down) to make prints onto the big paper.
Once we have lots of colorful pieces of paper, we love to let them try and then roll them up to use them for gift wrapping! Have you ever made kid-created gift wrap before? It's the cutest!
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More easy painting projects for kids
Here are three of our favorite easy painting projects for kids that are so much fun: