DIY Paint brushes ~ Halloween painting
I am so excited to have Vicky from Mess for Less joining the Paint and Play series that we have been doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose. If this is your first time joining us, the focus for our series is all about the process and encouraging our kids to get excited about creating art with fun and unique mediums! Our challenge this week was to create our own DIY Paint Brushes. We were inspired to create a little Halloween art and the kids had a blast getting messy and Painting With Monster Hands.
My kids found a few of these plastic Halloween Finger puppets in the bottom of their Trick or Treat bags last year. When I was pulling out the fall decoration I discovered them tucked in among all the pumpkins. Fun candy alternatives are always welcome in our house. Last year we made creative Candy Wrapper Turkeys and played with 3 sticky ways to Paint with Candy.
Painting With Monster Hands
This simple process painting activity is so easy to set up. All you will need is a few plastic finger puppets and some paint. Yep that is it, nothing fancy here. However, let me tell you, the kids had a blast dragging paint with their plastic monsters!
I simply set a tray of paint on the table, along with a few plastic Halloween Finger Puppets and invited the kiddos to paint. I gave no special instructions, but none were needed. They jumped right in creating beautiful Halloween art!
I’m sure the person that was handing out these adorable finger puppet for Halloween never dreamed of them becoming little paintbrushes. However, even though they were not designed for paint they worked great.
Sometimes the simplest activities are the ones that kids like the most. There have been so many times where I have put countless hours into creating the perfect project, only to have the kids play with it for a few short moments. Boo! That’s why I love this project so much. My kids painted with these little monsters for a long time. When I told them it was time to move on, they were sad, and I am sure could have painted all day. This is something that we will be revisiting again for sure!
I love all the paint covered Monsters lined up, waiting for their next dip in the paint.
Once the kids were ready to be done painting, I set up a simple Monster Washing station. Great way to extend the activity a little and get the painty monsters clean again. Love!
How fun are these squiggly, wiggly Rubber Band Paintbrushes.
Use things from around your home to create this fun series of Homemade Paint Brushes.
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If you love process art like us, then check out my Painting Without Brushes Pinterest board. It is packed full of fun ideas.