Holidays are days that my family takes time to gather and enjoy each other's company. I always find myself trying to come up with gifts that aren't candy to bring or activities that will keep the kids happy while we visit family and found these painting ideas. Some may not be suitable for the day of, but they are all fun. Round up your paint and brushes and get ready for some fun.
1. Peeps and Bunnies
When I think about Easter, one of the first things that come to mind is marshmallow Peeps and Chicks. This rock painting idea will have you thinking of them in a different way. You'll need acrylic paints for this one, as well as some nice rocks.
Learn more: Rock Painting Guide
2. Easter Bunny Painting
Ever wish you could create a cute painting like this, but know you're no artist? This project idea comes with 3 templates so you can use as much or as little support as needed. I personally would need all the help I can get.
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3. Toddler Painting
I love this bunny art project. I did something similar with my kids for Mother's Day gifts last year and they were a big hit! You don't know to need any painting skills to create something adorable with this craft.
Learn more: The DIY Village
4. Shaving Cream Painting
I've seen others use this technique to color eggs, but this takes it to a different level. Kids can create a colorful art project where they can control the colors more than on an actual egg. I love the swirling of beautiful spring colors.
Learn more: Typically Simple
5. Bunny Silhouette Painting
I'm always looking for unique art projects, so naturally, this one caught my eye. The contrast of the colorful background, with the bunny silhouette, is so striking. I might try this one myself! For those that have more artistic abilities, the background could be any color or flower you choose.
Learn more: Step by Step Painting
6. Easy Easter Bunny Painting
Need a fun painting project to keep your children busy? This one is fun and easy for them to do on their own. It does take a bit of prep work on your side, but it's totally worth it when you see the final creation.
Learn more: My Bored Toddler
7. Hand and Foot Print Painting
Footprint painting is not something I ever did as a kid, but it's become so popular and this project is adorable. It's a fun springtime craft that can be left up well past Easter as well and uses multiple techniques to create.
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8. Easter Egg Rock Painting
I absolutely adore this egg art project. The bright colors are striking and the puffy paint makes it pop. The texture created is amazing too. I'll start collecting rocks now!
Learn more: Color Made Happy
9. Potato Print Egg Painting
I've definitely ended up with too many potatoes before and wondered what I could do with them. With this creative egg painting technique, you can use some up. I love that you can make your design on the potato and then stamp it on paper. You can make some fun Easter cards with this too.
Learn more: Premeditated Leftovers
10. Paint-Filled Eggs
Reuse egg shells and have some fun! Be prepared for a mess with this project, but I bet kids and adults alike will have a blast creating this. It is suggested to do this outside, and I'd use a tarp to make cleanup easier. Stress relief comes to mind as well.
Learn more: Growing a Jeweled Rose
11. Recycled Toilet Tissue Roll Painting
When we finish a roll of toilet tissue, I'm always wondering what to do with the empty tube. This is a great way to reuse them to create a cute painting. Paper towel tubes would work as well.
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12. Egg Carton Chicks
Painting spring chicks are so much fun and I just had to include these cute little guys. The possibilities are endless when we reuse household items. Egg cartons take up so much space in the trash can, and while this project is only for Spring, I'm sure there are many other ways to use them as well.
Learn more: Typically Simple
13. Easter Chick Fork Painting
So creative, using a fork to make feathers for this cute little chick. Your kids will have a ball making this adorable Spring chick.
Learn more: Crafty Morning
14. Hand Print Flowers
I think this is the perfect family painting activity, where each member would have one hand print rather than them all being from one person. It's not only great for Easter but could also be for Mothers' Day.
Learn more: Pinkie for Pink
15. Salt Painted Easter Eggs
A STEM and a painting activity all in one. I've never heard of this one before and I think that it's something that kids would love. I plan on trying it with my kids this coming Easter. Salt, who would have thought?!
Learn more: The Pinterested Parent
16. Finger Print Cross Painting
The Cross is an important symbol at Easter and I love how the dabs of paint bring this cross to life. This is an easy project to do with kids of any age and will become a treasured family painting.
Learn more: The Farm Wife Crafts
17. Squeegee Painting
For those that need more visual instructions, this painting project includes a step-by-step video. A squeegee is not the first item I'd think of using to paint with, but it just goes to show that you use almost anything to paint with.
Learn more: Hello, Wonderful
18. Pom-Pom Easter Egg Painting
A few years ago, my son made a painting with pom-poms and he thoroughly enjoyed it. It's also beneficial for fine motor development. It also shows a lot about their personality. I'm the type that would need a pattern, but my kids would just throw dots all over.
Learn more: Crafty Morning
19. Painted Easter Egg Weaving
Older kids enjoy crafts too. There are two different painting techniques used for this and it requires some wait time for the paint to dry so they can weave the strips in the middle, but they look so pretty.
Learn more: The Kitchen Table Classroom
20. Paper Towel Egg Painting
A paper towel craft for kids using watercolors. Your toddler can dab paint on the paper towel and discover how it spreads. Food coloring could be dropped on to add bolder pops of color as well.
Learn more: Messy Little Monster
21. Q-Tip Painted Easter Eggs
Cardstock or paper plates would work best for this painting project. Toddlers can practice their fine motor skills while creating this egg craft. Q-tip painting yields many different eggs since they can be used to make dots or brush strokes.
Learn more: No Time for Flashcards
22. Egg Drip Painting
Be prepared for a mess with this fun Easter craft. Kids will love watching paint drip out Easter eggs. I've always wanted to do something else with empty plastic eggs and this is the perfect thing for them.
Learn more: Happy Toddler Playtime
23. Bunny Thumbprint Painting
As I'm sure you can tell, I love negative space painting. The thumbprints surrounding this bunny make for the perfect gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins alike. I think I would use more than one color, but you never know what kids will choose.
Learn more: A Dab of Glue Will Do
24. Easter Bunny Stamped Painting
Cookie cutters can be used for more than just dough. Trace the template on any color paper of your choosing and then stamp with whatever cookie cutter you like. I personally despise glitter, but you can add it if you like.
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25. Scrape Easter Egg Painting
This can get messy, but kids will love making these eggs. Depending on the choice of colors, some eggs may be bold and bright, while others will be pastel and calming. The contrast of the paint strokes with the sharp scraper lines is fun too.
Learn more: Crafty Morning
26. Watercolor Surprise Painting
Finally a use for white crayons! First kids can color a design on the paper using a crayon, then they paint and see their design. There's very little prep and little mess for this one.
Learn more: Rhythms of Play
27. Sponge Stamped Easter Eggs
Here's another cute and easy painting idea. Cut some sponges into an egg shape, add some paint, and stamp away. Kids can make their eggs look however they want, and stamp them on canvas, paper, or cardboard.
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28. Ombre Easter Eggs
Ombre is all the rage and can be easily produced on this egg template. Easy setup and minimal supplies, make this the perfect project to share with the family.
Learn more: Twitchetts
29. Bunny Silhouette Painting
Bunnies and watercolor rainbows are such a cute painting idea. I love the contrast of the pastel colors against the silhouette of the bunny.
Learn more: Arty Crafty Kids
30. Easter Eggs Inspired by the Masters
I would have never thought to look at iconic works of art and reproduce them on Easter eggs. While I personally would never have the skill level to complete this, I'm sure that there are plenty who can.
Learn more: Emma Owl
31. Cross Rock Painting
This rock painting is for those who are looking for something more religious. Paint pens are the way to go with this one, in order to get those bright and bold colors, as well as get clean lines.
Learn more: Rock Painting 101
32. Monoprint Easter Egg Painting
With this fun Spring craft, you create a printing plate that is only going to produce one print. It's fairly simple to set up and yields a unique egg that would be difficult to perfectly reproduce since you'd have to repaint it.
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33. Easter Egg Cards
Easter egg cards are a great way to get your kids crafting and then be used as a gift. Here you'll find 6 different ways to paint those cards and there is an egg template included. The splatter one is my favorite. How about you?
Learn more: Make It Your Own
34. Skittles Painting
Grab your paintbrush and get ready to make paint from Skittles, if you can find them now. This is a craft that I would take to the party. With my family, almost everyone would get in on the fun.
Learn more: Crayons and Cravings
35. Planter Painting
I love this Spring chick painting idea, plus it makes the perfect gift! I would use succulents, as they require very little maintenance. There is a bit of prep and wait time involved here, but once you see the joy on people's faces when they receive them, it'll be worth it.
Learn more: Red Ted Art