25 Unusual Tools for Creative Art Projects

25 unusual tools for creative art projects

There are so many great tools your kids can use for fantastic art projects. Your kids probably have used paintbrushes, markers, stamps or stencils and we all know those are great, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and use materials you wouldn’t ever think of for an art project. This is just a small sampling of the not-so-typical tools to use. I’m sure you can find something fun right in your own home. Be creative and have fun!

This roundup is part of our Summer Learning Series for tools. Each week we have a new theme with fun things to do and make with your child. Check out all the schedule here.


Bubble Wrap Stamps

bubble wrap stamps




Toilet Paper Roll Prints from Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi

recycled art toilet paper roll stamps




Shaving Cream Marbling from Artful Parent

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DIY Paintbrushes from Parenting Chaos

diy paintbrushes



Natural Paintbrushes from Learn Create Love

Natural Paintbrushes



Catapult Painting from Fun-A-Day

Catapult Painting



Celery Flower Stamping from Crafty Morning

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Car Painting from Fantastic Fun and Learning

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Feather Painting from Mess For Less

feather painting



Compass Painting from Housing A Forest

compass painting



Throwing Ribbon Painting from Hands On As We Grow

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Fork Sunflower from Crafty Morning

fork sunflower



Dish Brush Dandelions from Crafty Morning

dish brush dandelions



Toilet Paper Roll Snake from Cheap Crafty Mama

toilet paper roll snake



Coffee Filter and Marker Monsters from Housing A Forest

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Cardboard and Brad Robot from Pinterest

cardboard robot



Melted Marshmallow Paint from 123 Home

marshmallow paint



Bubble Art from Broogly

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Mud Paint from Learn Play Imagine

How to Make Mud Paint (1)




Soap Foam Painting from Fireflies and Mud Pies




Popsicle Sticks and Watercolor Sculpture from Childhood 101





Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish Canvas from Make It A Wonderful Life

foil and glue art




Wooden Block Prints from Pop Sugar

wooden blocks



Pouf Apple Tree from Crafty Morning

pouf tree



Sand Paint from Learn Play Imagine

Quick Sand Paint Recipe (1)



Painting with Legos from Domestic Mommyhood




Art is fun, but it’s also messy. Don’t forget the smock!

easy no sew art smock for kids


Check out these other fun art project ideas:


30 creative art projects using recycled materials27 awesome bubble wrap art projects23 creative art projects for kids using hands












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