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Remember the fly swatter you bought last summer and never got around to using? Yeah, you can make art with that. The next time your creative genius wants to get her paint on, shake things up a bit and offer a new kind of tool. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite and unusual ideas for painting without brushes: including veggies, toys and even combs. Click through the gallery to get inspired.

Freeze Paint

Popsicle painting could be the coolest way to paint… literally. A simple idea from Learn with Play at Home, freezing paint is not only a fun setup process, but it’s pretty easy to clean up, too. It's a perfect project for indoors, but the icy paint also works great on the pavement outside, too! For more info on where to pick up those handy popsicle sticks, head over to Learn with Play at Home.

photo: Deborah Alter-Rasche via Learn with Play at Home

  • Freeze Paint
  • Crafty Combs
  • Splatter with Swatters
  • Cotton Ball Crafts
  • Bust a Few Balloons
  • Create with Condiment Bottles
  • Sponges as Stamps
  • Use Baking Tools
  • Use Things that Vroom
  • Fun with Food

How do you get your paint on? Share with us in a comment below!

— Gabby Cullen