Sponge Shape Paintbrushes DIY Painting Ideas

Sponge shape paintbrushes are a new find for me. At the craft store, we recently found a bucket of sponge paintbruses with different shapes. Hmmmm, what could we do with those? After our first idea, we brainstormed a few more ideas. How about shape flowers? This was one activity for insured success as I prepared the background ahead of time to be ready for shape sponge painting. Have you seen these new paintbrushes, too?
Sponge Shape Paintbrushes DIY Painting Ideas

Given a prepared sheet, all Miss Owl had to do was pick brushes and paint colors for her garden. She decided to use one color per brush so the same shapes were the same colors. It was easy to do that and not have to rinse and change colors for the brushes. Actually, there are so many brushes in a pack the idea could be expanded.

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However, she was soon preparing her own ideas, like the stormy sky. She told a story as she eagerly painted and explained her idea. Such fun.

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The storm idea led to the next thought, which was a night sky painting. The larger round sponge brush made a nice moon in various phases. The star brush made for small flowers. See how the wheels begin to spin when the materials are available and options can be created from a basic scene? With ground and sky, the ideas started to flow. The sponges offered additional inspiration, as well.

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A pumpkin could be stamped with just one or several shapes to create a face. It is a little early for this project, so hopefully we will remember to try this next fall.


And, a Christmas tree could be covered with shape decorations. This idea offers more opportunity for more dabbing and painting action. We have to make more of these next December.

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You have probably thought of a bunch more ideas by now!

You might also like the Matching Color Palettes for Flowers and Butterlies free printable at the blog post.


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Castleview Academy posted about painting without brushes at all, in case you have none at your house currently!


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