When looking for new painting ideas for kids, I came across pour painting. Pour painting is something we’ve never tried before and believe me it’s LOTS of fun. It can become pretty addicting. My 5 year old was looking through my craft room trying to find as many canvases as he could. At the bottom of the post you can see all the different colors we experimented with. Now onto some fun painting ideas for kids!
Next, and very important you need to have a good step up for this project. It WILL get messy.
For the small canvases at the bottom of the post I only used some parchment paper underneath. But for this larger piece, I used a trash bag that worked out perfect. Then place your canvas on top of some paper cups. Now we’re ready!
Now the fun part!! Pouring your paint.
Just let the kids pick out some fun colors. Honestly any color combination works for this project. Just pour your paint all over your canvas. The thicker the better. Because you’ll need to let it drip off the sides.
Now pick up your canvas and start moving it from side to side letting the paint drip off the canvas. The main part of this step is moving the canvas all around, flipping it every which way to create your look.
Once your paint has covered your canvas, then lay it on the cups and the rest will start dripping off the sides. We let all our projects dry for 24 hours, just to be safe.
Here’s are all the ones my boys made. As you can see any color combination works for this project. I let them all pick whatever 5 colors they wanted. One of my boys even picked out all metallic colors like blue, green, silver, and gold. That one had a really cool look in person.
This would be some fun wall art for their bedroom or even playroom. So simple and cool to make. That’s our favorite kinds of crafts around here! I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial, because we had LOTS of fun making it!
For more fun painting ideas for kids, try this tutorial on how to batik with glue.