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.

Crafty Combs

New combs are the best way to get clean, clear pictures, so be sure to hit up the Dollar Store before trying your own version of this bright idea from No Time for Flashcards. The drop and drag skills needed can be tackled by even the tiniest artist, making this a great weekend project— the whole family can join in on the fun! Find out more over at No Time for Flashcards.

photo: Allison McDonald via No Time for Flashcards


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— Gabby Cullen