Fun Projects for Kids to Paint and Give as Gifts {Paint It Monday}

fun kid's paintable gift ideas for Valentine's Day {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange

I hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend! Welcome to another Paint It Monday!

I thought I would switch gears here this week for Paint It Monday and highlight some super creative ideas that kids can paint and give as gifts.  It’s been awhile since I have shared something for the kids and these ideas are just so cute and look like so much fun to paint.  The projects that I’m sharing are Valentine’s Day ideas but they can easily be adapted for other holidays or birthday’s.

Melissa from the blog Bless This Mess Please shared an awesome tutorial for children to paint framable hearts or words using washi tape and paint:


Valentine Paint Projects for Kids {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange

source: Bless This Mess Please


This is such a fun idea and there are so many possibilities with this project.  This project  is so sweet and the paintings are so vibrant framed.  They are such a great gift idea! There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful masterpiece painted by a child and this project looks like a great one for any age. You can find Melissa’s tutorial here.

Another adorable paint idea comes from Jennifer from the blog Classic Play for painting coffee mugs as gifts:


Kids painted coffee mugs as Valentine gifts {Paint It Monday}

Source: Classic Play


This is just one of the sweetest ideas and what a great gift for a child to give!  Jennifer shares a wonderful step by step tutorial and she has some ideas for words for kids to write as well.  Again, this is another great project idea that I think all ages of kids could do with parental guidance.  You can find Jennifer’s tutorial here.

Mapi from the Spanish blog Estiloes Candinavo shared the cutest idea for painting rocks in bright colors that could easily be adapted for kids to paint and give as gifts:

Pretty painted rocks {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange

I just love these bright happy colors and Mapi has some ideas for stamping and embellishing that she also shares along with her tutorial that can be found here.

One of the cutest ideas that I have run across around Blogland are these painted heart totes done by dipping the end of pencil dipped in paint (brilliant!) from V and Co:


IMG_painted heart bag header



This is a wonderful tutorial from Vanessa and it’s easy enough for kids to do and something fun and different.  It’s such a sweet gift idea and my girl and I can’t wait to make these.  You can find Vanessa’s tutorial here.

So many fun paint projects for kids and these ideas are such a great way to get the kids painting and creating.

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends! If you happen to miss last week’s Paint It Monday which I shared my favorite Pottery Barn Paint Colors from the new 2014 collection, you can get to that post by clicking the image directly below:

Favorite Pottery Barn paint colors from Sherwin Williams 2014 Collection {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange




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4 Responses to Fun Projects for Kids to Paint and Give as Gifts {Paint It Monday}

  1. Such fun ideas for the kiddos (and adults too). Loving all the new paint colors that came out.

  2. Great collection of fun ideas, Cyndy! I love the rock with Summer Brise – priceless! I’ve seen a beautiful abstract by a talented artist and it looks very similar to the heart on the canvas bag – I want to make one too !! 🙂

  3. I love those heart coffee mugs! What a great idea for a gift for a parent or grandparent. Adorable!

  4. Pat Lytle says:


    Saw your work in BHG. Can you tell me how you mounted or hung the valance over the window in your craft room. I’ve been sewing fabric (45″ x 24″) and then laying fabric over the bar, but it doesn’t always look crisp. This is a valance over vertical blinds.



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