5 Fun Finger Paint Craft Ideas for Kids

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Make a family “tree” from handprints. Assign each member of the family a different color paint for this project. Then paint the tree trunk and branches (or cut out of brown construction paper and glue to a larger piece of posterboard) and let everyone’s “leaves” decorate the branches.

Create custom wrapping paper. Unroll some craft paper on the table (or a tile floor) and let your kids go to town with the paints, getting as abstract and colorful as they want. When the paint is dry, use the paper to wrap gifts. Or create homemade greeting cards by cutting out sections and pasting them onto the front of a folded piece of sturdy paper.

Design a galaxy of paper-plate planets. Using their imaginations or pictures of real planets as a guide, have children paint white paper plates of various sizes. Use poster dots or non-permanent adhesive to attach them to the wall of a bedroom or playroom.

Make personalized placemats. Children can paint their names on placemat-sized pieces of construction paper or posterboard and decorate them as desired. Bring them to an office-supply store to be laminated and use them on the table at home.

Finger paint color mixing bags. If you’re really in a hurry and don’t have time to deal with clean-up at all, here’s a trick to try: Squirt a few blobs of different colored finger paints in a gallon-sized zipper top bag and seal completely. Kids can press the paint through the bag to mix the colors right before their eyes! They can even use their fingertips to trace letters and designs, too.

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