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Homemade Watercolour Paints with Kitchen Ingredients - Happy Hooligans

Homemade Watercolour Paints - 5 Kitchen Ingredients

Paper Mache Bowls for Kids to Make - perfect for keys, jewellery, paper clips etc. Great gift for a child to make a parent or grandparent - Happy Hooligans

Exploring art with kids - Sponge painting Van Gogh's Starry night. So much fun!

Sponge Painting : Van Gogh Starry Night - In The Playroom

Sensory Ice Painting

Ice Painting fun for kids

bubble wrap print painting process art activity

Bubble Wrap Print Painting - In The Playroom

Toddlers and preschoolers will love this technique for painting rainbows. Paint up a bunch, and string them into a garland!

A Very Cool Way to Make a Rainbow - Happy Hooligans

Dip Dying Art - a perfect multi-age art activity for children from materials easily found at home!

you clever monkey: Dip Dye Art

Turn Lego Cars into Doodle Cars: A simple project that young engineers will love. Kids can create whimsical art, then have a colourful race!

Lego Doodle Cars

Painting on Bubble Wrap. A fun process art project for toddlers and preschoolers.

Bubble Wrap Painting

15 EASY PAINT RECIPES you can make for your kids! Perfect for toddlers and preschooler, as some are completely taste-safe. Inexpensive recipes using common kitchen/household ingredients! - Happy Hooligans

15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes for Kids - Simple! Fast! Fun!

25 Easy Art Techniques for Toddlers and Preschoolers: super-creative, really cool ways to create art. These would actually be a hit with all ages, but they ARE easy enough for little ones to handle. I actually love doing many of them myself. - Happy Hooligans

25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans

1-marbled paper diy shaving cream

DIY Marbled Paper from Shaving Cream

Bubble blower painting- fun!

Bubble Blower Painting | Childhood101

3-Ingredient, homemade PUFFY PAINT! So easy to make. All you need are 3 kitchen ingredients and a microwave! Paint a picture, and watch it puff up into a 3 dimensional work of art! - Happy Hooligans

Quickest Puffy Paint Recipe

Magic Expanding Paint | @mamamissblog

Magic Expanding Paint

DIY Liquid Watercolors by Preschool Inspirations

DIY Liquid Watercolor

Lots of ways to make homemade paint with things you have right in your kitchen cabinets.

15 {Easy} Homemade Paint Recipes - Kids Activities Blog

Recipe for flour and salt paint... Economical way to make your own paints (and colors!), especially for children who like to use LOTS of paint! (ie, mine!)

Homemade Paint | Salt and Flour Paint - TinkerLab

Microwave puffy paint -- super easy and super fun!

Microwave Puffy Paint

35 Crazy Fun Ways to Paint Without Paint Brushes on part of the Hop for Savannah Hope. Come support a sweet mom as her daughter fights for her life!

35 CRAZY FUN Ways to Paint Without Paint Brushes - LalyMom

For today's fine motor activity I decided we would do a bit of art. I have always wanted to try the salt painting method so decided to tie it in with some awesome fine motor practice.

This monster blow painting project is a fun, easy art activity for kids!

Monster Blow Painting -

Make your own Kool-Aid Puffy Paint. This stuff smells AMAZING! A great sensory painting activity for Kids.

Coloring Water Beads | 3 Dinosaurs

Coloring Water Beads | 3 Dinosaurs