Kid-Made Paint Skin Tiles

These paint skin tiles were lots of fun to make, and they are great for mosaics and collage work! I set up a tray with some parchment paper and spread some leftover acrylic paint on top. Then I invited Clara over to swirl the paint around using toothpicks and craft sticks!

She thought this was great fun!!

Next, we set the trays of paint aside and let them dry completely — this takes about a day or two, depending on how thick you apply the paint.

Emily was so excited to peel off the paint from the parchment paper!! It is quite heavy, very flexible, and easy to cut into shapes. She cut them into strips…

…and later into smaller “tile” squares! Each tile is completely unique!!

Both of the girls enjoyed using their paint skin tiles to glue into heart collages.

A fun, and simple project!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    I was concerned when you told me that you would be making skin hearts. Now I see that they are made from paint! *phew*


  2. LOVE this idea – and I’ve never seen anything like it!

    lol at Mark’s comment =)

    • Ha! There is something very satisfying about peeling off a huge piece of dried up paint all at once! πŸ™‚

  3. The base is just white acrylic paint or glue too?

  4. Love it!

  5. Looks beautiful. Is parchment paper like baking paper or is it the brown paper you can buy in rolls in the stationery section of the supermarket?

  6. Hi!
    I love this idea (and loads more from your blog)
    Was just wondering if the paint you swirled into the white acrylic paint was regular tempura or coloured acrylic? I want to do this in my class to let them explore textures and as I don’t already have acrylic paint around Im wondering how much I’ll buy.
    Thanks so much for all the time and effort sharing!


    • Thank you, Clair! It is colored acrylic. I used some leftover economy acrylic from, which happens to be on sale 50% off right now. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  7. Hmmmmm…….. maybe that would be something I could use the massive amount of random paints I have for.

  8. Thanks for the awesome craft…! Going to start on it today..!

  9. What a great idea (as usual). I have lots of acrylics to use up, and this would be perfect.

    I pinned this for you!

  10. The word “skin” threw me a bit too!!!!! LOVE Mark’s comment, as usual. Great craft!

  11. Fun idea!

  12. I have peeled off dried up acrylic paint very often (to throw in the bin) but have never thought of making craft like this!
    Thanks for the great idea πŸ™‚
    (And it is satisfying to peel it off πŸ˜€ )

  13. This is AWESOME, Valerie! You always have such creative and colourful ideas!

  14. What a neat idea!


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