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Paint-Chip Craft for Kids

Paint-chip craft little houses artwork

We made this paint-chip craft the other day. It was really really fun and I think it’s a great craft for kids or adults, even my mom made one and we had a great time!



  • Paint-chip samples (Try to find colors that you like how they look together)
  • Scissors
  • A rule
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Letter-sized cardstock


  1. Cut out the paint-chip samples into geometric shapes of different sizes; squares, rectangles, and triangles.
  2. With the help of the ruler and pencil, draw very soft vertical lines on the cardboard that limit the edge of the houses to the left and to the right and a horizontal line o the bottom (maybe about an inch away from the border) that is where the first row of houses will be placed.
  3. Guide your kids to choose the figures to make houses and buildings, they can place the windows, doors, patios, and everything that comes to mind, give them freedom.
  4. Use the glue on another special separate paper for that only so that it does not mess up the work table.
  5. When they finish a row of houses, draw another line with the help of the ruler and the pencil about 1/4″ above the roof of the highest house so that they begin to glue another line of houses on top. Let them continue to make more houses on top if there is more space, if not, with 2 lines is very good. With an eraser, erase the pencil lines and then frame the creations!

You can make several squares and then hang them all together as a series, encourage the whole family to make one, it is very entertaining and it is a work of art that will give you much to talk about at home.

Paint-chip craft creation hanged with clips.

This post was first published in Spanish at

Paint-chip art craft for kids, step by step photos



Hicimos estos cuadritos el otro día con muestras de pintura, es una manualidad muy chévere y me parece buena para hacer con niños o adultos, hasta mi mamá hizo uno y la pasó muy bien!

Para las instrucciones paso a paso vayan a

Paint chip craft, little houses.
Paint-chip craft artwork for kids -mamitalks


Pint chip artwork with kids hanged up in clothes line. Paint chip art with little houses, kid's hands working on it.

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  • Reply
    Marlene Martinez
    July 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

    otra actividad más para realizar este verano con mis hijos feliz #mm

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    Aprendiendo de los hijos
    July 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Gracias por la idea!!!
    Feliz MM!!!

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    July 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Qué divertido y fácil, me apunto la idea, gracias!

  • Reply
    July 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Estupendas manualidades llenas de color…Un saludo y buen MM.Helen.

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    July 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Que diver

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    July 18, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Que lindos quedaron. Yo estuve ahi y lo disfrute muchisimo.

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    Ana Rosa
    July 18, 2013 at 2:16 am

    excelente idea!, tendremos que copiarla porque estas vacaciones se ven laaargas jejeje

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    Historietas de mama
    July 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Me encanta! Feliz día!

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    Tere Ávila
    July 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    una idea estupenda, te ha quedado genial!


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    July 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Me ha encantado….lo pondré en marcha
    Feliz MM (aunque algo tarde…)

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    Mª Jesus Vazquez
    July 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Una buena forma de pasar ratos de verano con niños. Doy fe

    ¡Feliz fin de semana, para el MM ya voy con mucho retraso, desde cíclope imagen!

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    July 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Que bonita idea, está super creativo, como todas las cositas que pones aquí. Tengo que ver si me animo a ser un poco crafty. ¡Feliz domingo!

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