DIY Paintbrush Ideas for Kids using Household Items- I would use this in my science center. First I would have children predict what each of these "paintbrushes" would do, then students would use each of them and see if their predictions were right.
hair gel + food coloring = great OT/sensory play (add in color and letter/sound recognition and spelling for older kids who still need the OT) Used this for my preschool class.they loved it.just make sure you tape them shut or they will pop them :)
Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt. Kids will love being creative and making designs with the glue. The salt creates a pretty starburst effect by soaking up paint pigments as the painting dries. And as an extra bonus: the salt sparkles!
cardboard tubes + box = hours of fun! We pieced together TP and paper towel tubes. Used marbles. The kiddo loved it and even still pulls it out to roll the marbles into a dump truck. He wont' let me toss any cardboard tubes now.