Things to Use to Paint Instead of a Paint Brush

Creative things you or your child can use to paint with instead of a paint brush.

When we think of painting, typically we imagine painting with a paintbrush. Let’s think beyond the brush! What else can your little Picasso have fun painting with? Encourage your child’s creativity by trying a twist on painting.

Things to use instead of a paint brush:

  • a sponge
  • toothpicks
  • fork
  • q-tips
  • toothbrush
  • comb
  • hair brush
  • feather
  • yarn
  • marble (in a shallow box or coffee can with lid)
  • fingers!!
  • pine
  • pinecone
  • potato or apple prints
  • feet / toes
  • twigs
  • leaves
  • long grasses
  • pussy willows
  • dish scubber
  • bottle brush
  • mini car wheels
  • ribbon
  • cookie cutters
  • corks
  • bath scrunchy
  • doily
  • scrunched up paper
  • coins
  • straws
  • stones

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Creative things you or your child can use to paint with instead of a paint brush.

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