DIY sponge paint brush – splodgy fun

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids

Kids love to play with paint and explore making different strokes and effects.
 
A few simple steps to make your own handmade splodgy sponge paint brush. These help kids and adults can get creative with some wonderful marks in different colours. They’re a fun way to get experimenting!
 
Your child can enjoy making different paint effects or they can use their sponge brushes to create vibrant paintings.

Summary

Time: 10 mins
Ages: Toddlers to Little Kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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What you need:

  • Sponges
  • Pegs
  • Scissors
  • Paints

 

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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Step 1: Chop up some sponges

Gather a collection of different sponges with different textures.

Cut them into small squares.

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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Step 2: Make thin sponges into a splodgy paint brush

A nice idea is to take a few thin sponges and combine them to make one sponge paint brush.

Layer 4 thin sponges one on top of the other.

Cut them into squares so that you have four squares of thin sponge all stacked together.

Then make snips with scissors to cut out long strips within the squares.

Hold them together with a peg to make your own splodgy paint brush.

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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Step 3: Add pegs

Pop a peg onto each sponge to make your own collection of spongy paintbrushes.

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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Step 4: Dip your brushes in paint

Squeeze out lots of blobs of paint and dip each sponge brush into one or more colours.

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Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids
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Step 5: Get painting

Enjoy painting with your sponge brushes, finding out what mark each one makes.

You can dab them, swirl them or brush them on your paper to get different effects.

 

Let toddler enjoy seeing what marks and colours each sponge makes.

Older kids can start to build up patterns of paint brush marks to create their own individual paintings.

Enjoy this fun activity together!

 

Sponge paint brush - make your own diy sponge paint brush and enjoy getting creative with kids

 

Did you have fun splodging these paintbrushes around in different colours?

 

Why not try out Mother Nature’s paintbrushes as well? So easy to make and also gets children involved in nature on your next afternoon walk.

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