I'm particularly inspired by all the painting that is going on around here! There is paint everywhere and I couldn't be happier. In our children's art area we encourage the use of natural and recycled materials, however, we also have a fantastic range of painting materials and supplies! Need some inspiration or ideas?
- Paint Pumps (similar US here). These have been so useful and we have them in all of our 2-litre containers of paint, there is no spillage and it's not possible to accidently empty the whole bottle. They are easy for a child or adult to use.
- Bulk Paints. We have been using so much paint that it makes sense to buy our basic colours in 2-litre containers. We have 500ml bottles of special paints like metallics or fluorescent colours and water colour paints.
- Brushes. We love to have a range of brushes available from Ikea brushes to the chubby brushes to the thick professional wall painters type brush.
- Paint Pots. These have been invaluable, especially as they have little lids to keep the paint fresh and when painting might occur in short bursts.
- Stencils (similar US here). Use with a sponge or a foam roller.
- Foam Roller.
- Various Paint Palettes.
- Tempera Paint Station (similar US here). This station is convenient, the paints last forever and the colours are fantastic.
- Texture Wands (similar US here). So much fun!
- Paint Scrapers (similar US here). These are new but really good for finger painting or for children who love to experiment with the texture of paint.
- Splatter Screen.
- Textured Foam Rollers (similar US here). These are fun for patterning and even the youngest child can use them.
- Paint Stamps. We've found these work best on paint stamp pads or when painted with a foam roller.
- Pattern Makers (similar US here).
- Natural and other sponges. These are great for experimenting.
I hope you find some of these ideas useful! Have a wonderful weekend!