be aware of your children who are excessive with paint as they tend to make the paper very wet with too much paint initially i thought it would be . conserving priceless chinese paintings is an art all its own. berry paintings – made with frozen blueberries great baby art idea!. with a paint brush, we painted a simple peacock body we used blue acrylic paint and painted two circles, one large one and one smaller. we tried painting our tree in two different methods. modern parents messy kids. the kids chose the trunk and branches that they wanted and painted with green and brown liquid water colors. old kids books at garage sales and book sales or collect discards from the library)to find words that describe the river or other parts of the picture. how to weave a basket out of the newspaper. how to weave a newspaper basket. after the kids painted the backgrounds i had them paint some newspaper in red, yellow, orange, brown, and white.