The Best Painting Activities to Promote Fine Motor Skills


Are you looking for some new fine motor activity ideas?  Maybe you are looking for some new ideas for art activities for preschoolers.  Sometimes, it’s really fun and easy to combine the two.  So, today I’m going to show you so great painting activities to promote fine motor skills.

Squirt Gun Painting

Your kids will have a blast making squirt gun paintings!

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

Spray Bottle Painting

Use spray bottles to create a great work of art and build hand strength.  You can add paint to the spray bottles.

For a little bit less mess, you can add squares of bleeding tissue paper and spray it with water.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

Puffy Paint in a Squeeze Bottle

Mix up some puffy paint and put it in a squeeze bottle to create a textured painting.  Try out this puffy paint recipe by Meaningful Mama.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

Q-tip Painting

Add a small amount of tempera paint to some bottle caps or to a paint tray.  Kids can use a cotton swab to paint a dotted design or to trace letters.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

Dropper Painting

Add liquid watercolor or food coloring to small containers.  Kids can use a pipette or eyedropper to add paint to a paper towel or other absorbent material.

We folded the paper towel and added drops of the solution.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

It was fun to unfold the paper towel to reveal the design.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

Clothespin Painting

You can make your own paintbrush with a clothespin clip.  Supply several different materials.  Kids can pick up the materials with the clothespin and then experiment with different painting techniques.

Try out these fun & easy painting activities to promote fine motor skills. These ideas are perfect for preschool art projects. Help your preschoolers strengthen hand muscles. These open-ended projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, occupational therapy classrooms or to do at home. From squeezing a bottle to pinching a clothespin, your kids will love these process art activities. Click to lean how painting can help fine motor skills.

I hope that you have a blast trying some of these painting activities to promote fine motor skills with your kids.  Which activity is your favorite?

Additional Fine Motor Resources

Are you looking for additional fine motor activities for your kids?  Check out these fun resources in the store.

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