Handmade paint brushes for preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on July 12, 2010

in Creative Art, DIY, Homemade Paintbrushes, Teaching Tools and Resources

This summer, the students explored paint brushes. The goal was to give the children opportunity to discover the different textures, designs, and look that they could achieve as they used each style of paint brush.

The paint brushes were made from a variety of materials including….

  • construction paper
  • feathers
  • yarn
  • bubble wrap


…and pipe cleaners

I wasn’t able to catch each class in the action of using most of the paint brushes but I did capture this class using one of the pipe cleaner paint brushes…



Two colors of paint was set out to start with.

I found that many of the children would start off taking their time and their artwork began to show beautiful design work.

But the children were enjoying  the painting process and so eventually….

….Their designs turned out more like this.

And some just loved how the brush would swirl the paint.

Others just wanted to explore the mixture of the two colors.

Every little artist had their own preference and style.

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Links to Grow On

Be sure to check out this list of Everything You Can Paint with But the Brush!

And this Wonderful Collection of Painting Activities by Pocket Full of Posies!

And this awesome paint brush by House of Baby Piranha!

 

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