5 Easy Art Projects: Smiley Face Paintings

Smiley face paintings on wooden plaques by little kids- great keepsakes or gifts!

 5 really easy and cool art projects for kids

This easy art project is for the wee ones. Not only is this easy, it’s very quick, and you will be left with the sweetest little masterpiece for your wall. What is better than smiley faces painted by preschoolers?

art project for little kids- smiley paintings you can keep and hang up all over the place!


Beckett wanted to paint something on a wooden plaque when he saw us working on our alien and robot portraits.



I obliged him and set him up with a few paints, a big old paintbrush and a wooden plaque (found at craft stores.)



He painted an extremely happy happy face.

little kids paint faces


The end.

It’s funny how this simple little painting he did is one of my favorite pieces of art ever, because it’s on a special little plaque, it’s so simple, and represents a happy, creative moment I was sharing with my kids.

I think that’s one of the draws of easy art projects for me- kids don’t really get frustrated or bored, so the mood is usually pretty light and fun.

Plus it keeps them coming back for more.

Smiley face paintings on wooden plaques by little kids- great keepsakes or gifts!


The 5th Easy Art Project in this series will be posted on Saturday – hold onto your hats, because I have a special guest star poster tomorrow….

See all 5 Easy Art Projects:

Day 1: Folded Paper Marker Drawings

Day 2: Inky Chalk Pastel Drawings

Day 3: Spray Paint T-shirts

Day 4: Smiley Face Paintings

Day 5: Cardboard Prints

What do you think?


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  1. I love this so, so, so much. I shared it on my FB page, and it got a whopping 30 views. I’m sorry, FB, but that is not enough smiley faces.

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