Items around the house the kids can paint with:
-In a container place a piece of paper, a blob of paint and a marble. Have your child move the container from side to side to roll the marble through the paint.
-Do this one outside with an old sheet or dropcloth. Put some paint on a piece of paper. Have your child blow through a straw to move the paint.
-Do this one outside as well on an old sheet or dropcloth. Lay down a piece of paper and let your kids splatter paint onto it.
-Put some paint on a piece of paper and have your child blow the paint around using a hairdryer.
-Put a few drops of food coloring on a paper plate. Put it outside on a a rainy day for about one minutes. Look at the design.
-Roll a pinecone in paint then roll on paper.
Sit outside and have your child paint a sunrise or sunset
Have your child paint a paint-by-number picture. You can find them at Michaels and use the coupon from the Sunday paper.
Paint to music
-Turn on music and let your kids paint. See if they come up with different paintings while listening to classical vs rock music.
Paint a tile
-Have your child paint a tile (they are cheap at Menards). When done spray with clear acrylic paint.
Please add any ideas you have that would go along with a painting theme for kids.