Shape Paintings Made with Mega Bloks


We love making messes here. You may have figured that out by the name of the blog. One way we love to make a mess is by using paint. Today, I will be sharing how we used our Mega Bloks and some paint to create shape paintings.

Supplies you will need:

  • Paint color of your choice
  • Blocks (like Mega Bloks or Legos)
  • Paper
If you have kids, odds are, you already have these supplies on hand. 

Before we started, I talked with the kids about the various shapes of the Mega Bloks, and how they each had a different number of circles on top. They noticed rectangles, squares and circles. I demonstrated how they could dip the circles into the paint and then push them onto the paper.  The Mega Bloks were just the right size for them, as they were able to hold them and dip them in the paint without getting their hands that dirty.

 This kids art activity is even good for the youngest artist, like Little C.

No, that is not Cousin It, it's A, who has a lot of hair.

Here, A was trying to see how many stamps she could make without dipping again in the paint.

B tries a different shape.

"A" fills up her paper.

Little C was really into this fun activity. She didn't want to stop.

B accidentally dipped the other side of her Mega Blok into the paint. At first she was upset, but when I suggested she try painting with that side she was thrilled with the resulting rectangles.

Here are our finished works of art. I really like all the different shapes. I think it would be fun to use Legos for painting as well, but we don't have any yet (too many small parts that I think C would put in her mouth). These sort of remind me of the Bubble Wrap Prints we did a while back. 

I have an idea for another project involving these paintings.  Stay tuned...

I link my projects some of these great blogs.


  1. I haven't tried this yet, but I was going to let my 2 year old use Mega Bloks while my older son uses Legos for stamping designs.

  2. Love this idea. I think we'll give it a try today. A perfect snow day activity!

  3. The other day we painted too. But we used tons of various foam stamps and bright colored paint lol. Fun stuff :)

  4. what a great idea!!!

    thanks for stopping by earlier!

  5. It looks like everyone had fun! Great project with kids.


  6. What a great idea, we play with legos everyday. I need to do this!

    Returning the follow from

  7. What a fun idea! My daughter LOVES to paint, so this will give us some variety! Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting :)
    Catherine at ToBeContinued

  8. Oh I have a 2yr old that would LOVE doing this... Actually I think all my children would love this..They LOVE anything that has to do with paint... :) I would love for you to share it here

  9. Your pictures are so cute. I have blocks like those but I'm out of paint. I have my three yr old grand about four days a week. She would enjoy that. I'm a new follower. Doylene

  10. This is such a great idea! I need to pull out my MegaBlocks.

  11. We're so going to give this a try tomorrow! Thanks for the wonderful idea and for stopping by my blog!

  12. Fun! Just look at them go and explore. So lovely

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  13. We'll be trying this one for sure! My kids love painting, so this will be fun to add to our repertoire!

  14. very nice one,my son would love to do this.thanks for sharing

  15. How fun!! We will definitely have to give this at try. Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  16. Way to think outside the box! I'll bet the kids got such a kick out of this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Drab to Fab today! I love your ideas!


  17. We love using different things for art! My little one will love this. Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party. Just gave it a pin. We'll have to do this over the weekend. :)

  18. A good idea. Printmaking is so important for the little ones in terms of developing motor skills, color knowledge and of course aesthetics.

  19. I love that you are not afraid to use non-art objects to make art. After all, everything can be cleaned up later!

  20. I love this! Maybe I'll see if my preschool sidekick would like to do it this afternoon - it's too cold to go outside so it's the perfect day for it! Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Show-and-Share Saturday.

  21. So much fun!!! will be doing this with my kiddo today :) thanks for sharing this with us.


  22. This is a wonderful idea thanks so much for sharing. So nice to meet you and link up just found your beautiful blog so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  23. @ Jill, the girls had the best time.
    @ Brittney, this is perfect for a 2 year old.
    @ Erin, hope you all had fun.
    @ Danielia, Kids and paint = fun.
    @ Nat's Knapsack, thank you for following.
    @ Holly, good times were had by all.
    @ Oh how happy we are, thanks for the kind words.
    @ Tamika, I think this would work really well with Legos.
    @ Catherine, I bet your daughter will love it!
    @ Ruby Jean, I love Sew Crafty Tuesday.
    @ A Gracious Home, Have fun painting with your granddaughter.
    @ JDaniel4's Mom, Let me know if you try it.
    @ Vanessa, I predict the kids will love it. :-)
    @ Maggy, Thanks for coming by.
    @ Cameron, I love adding some new ideas to my painting too.
    @ Daffy's Dream, Try it with legos too.
    @ Carrie, thanks for visiting Mess For Less.
    @ Amy, so happy to see you stopped by.
    @ Tutus and Tea Parties, thanks for the visit!
    @ Morgan, THANK YOU!
    @ Lou, we adore printmaking and love finding new ways to do it.
    @ Mom and Kiddo, we have fun with the mess.
    @ Eddie, this is a great cold weather activity.
    @ MiaB, So good to see you here.
    @ Wendy, I am following you now as well.

  24. I love that you enjoy activites that are fun for the kids and don't cost a lot of money. I feel the same way. : ) This is a great fun, frugal activity for kids. I would love it if you linked up to my linky party. I am hosting a party where bloggers can share their fun frugal kid-activities.