While many people might prefer an old-fashioned paint brush, why not try painting with one of these items:
- cotton swabs
- spray bottle
And, while a painting made using watercolors or oil paints would suit many tastes, you are sure to raise a few eyebrows if you use one or more of these suggestions:
- egg yolk
- food coloring
- kool aid
- shaving cream
The fun thing about painting is that you can use just about anything. The ideas above will get you started; can you think of any other items you can make paint with?
If you prefer, you can try making your own paint. Here is a collection of paint recipes you can test out. You will find recipes to make everything from dimensional paint to face paint. You can also make a paint palettes.
To get you started, try out some of these painting projects:
- Bread Painting
Learn how to use a piece of bread as a canvas for your painting.
- Fingerpainting with Pudding
The kids will have a ton of fun painting with different favors of pudding.
- Flyswatter Painting
Learn how to use a flyswatter to paint a picture.
- Marble Painting
Use a cake pan and a marble to paint a picture.
- Painting with Ice Cubes
Discover how to paint a picture using an ice cube.
- Resist Painting
Learn how to draw a picture using a crayon that you can then paint over.
- Salad Spinner Painting
If you own a salad spinner, try painting with it.
- Toothbrush Painting
Have some fun experimenting with a toothbrush and paint.
Have fun painting, and don't forget to wear a smock! If you make any of these crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection.