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Make your own kids paint brushes

 
Who said kids paint brushes had to be boring! There are so many things you can use to make your own kids paint brushes with things you already have at home, or from your local $2 shop or craft store. Homemade paint brushes using clothes pegs and other materials allow kids to experiment and the opportunity to discover different textures and fun designs.
Who said kids paint brushes had to be boring!

There are so many things you can use to make your own kids paint brushes with things you already have at home, or from your local $2 shop or craft store.
 

Make your own kids paint brushes


Kids homemade paint brushes using clothes pegs and other materials allow them to experiment, and the opportunity to discover different textures and fun designs with each type of paint brush.

These diy paint brushes also help kids to develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they grasp, squeeze and stir the clothes pegs as they create their masterpieces.

Why not make your own paints for your kids too?

Have a go at some of our homemade paint recipes. From watercolour paints, to puffy paints, foam paints, spicy paints and more.


What you’ll need for your homemade paint brushes

 
  • Paint brush head materials - a selection of household items or craft supplies (see suggestion list below)
  • Scissors
  • Clothes pegs
  • Tape (optional)
  • Shop-bought or homemade paints
  • Paper for painting on
 

How to make your homemade paint brushes


1. Cut any of your brush head materials down to size if they’re too large.

2. Use a clothes peg to pinch and clip in the materials to create your various paint brush heads.

You may need to wrap a piece of tape around the pegs to ensure the materials don’t fall out.

3. Put out some paint out and and let your kids get creative with their new brushes!
 
Suggestions for your homemade paint brush heads

Here are some ideas on materials and household items you can use for the paint brush heads:
 
  • Balloons
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cardboard
  • Cosmetic wedges
  • Cotton balls
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Fake fur or other fabric
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Leaves
  • Loofahs
  • Marshmallows
  • Mesh
  • Pasta
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pom poms
  • Q-tips
  • Ribbons
  • Scouring pads
  • Sponges
  • Tin foil
  • Velcro
 
Tips for your homemade paintbrushes
 
  • Why not put together some clothes pegs and various paint brush head materials, package them up and give them to a toddler or preschooler as a fun birthday or Christmas present.
 
  • Get your toddler or preschooler to paint some cards or wrapping paper using different paint brush head materials and give them to family and friends.

Other kids painting articles to enjoy: Image source: Pinterest
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