11 Fun Ideas to Paint Toys


Looking to makeover or freshen up your kids’ toys? One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways is to add a fresh coat of paint. Here are some makeover ideas using non-toxic paint, chalk paint, and spray paint to refresh the toys you already have at home. I’ve even included painting ideas for homemade toys. {{High Fives!}}


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Simple As That

Paint Toys

1. Simple As That shows you how to turn an ordinary bookshelf into a Dollhouse for the little girl in your life. Use for a dollhouse or even a bookshelf for an older child. Great for a surprise birthday or Christmas gift!

The Cards We Drew

2. Here is a beautiful solution to all those toys that need a home! The Cards We Drew will show you how to paint a bookshelf in a chic rainbow that’s perfect for organizing and storing toys.

Jaime Costiglio

3. Pottery Barn Kids sells a similar toy box for over $200.  Jaime Costiglio shows you how to create your own for under $40!


Paint Plastic

4. How darling is this playhouse makeover by Freckles?! The new colors and finishing touches transform the playhouse into something a little more girly and fairy-like!

Refashionably Late

5. A Little Tikes picnic table gets a makeover by Refashionably Late. A fresh coat of spray paint and some fun polka dots are stenciled on.

Do-it-Yourself Danielle 

6. Don’t throw it away, there’s hope. Do-it-Yourself Danielle made over a plastic playhouse with spray paint, mod podge and acrylic paints.

Megan Kunkel

7. Makeover your Little Tikes cozy coupe into a darling Minnie Mouse car by Megan Kunkel. Some spray paint, vinyl polka dots and a wooden headpiece.

My Sister's Suitcase

8. Do you have one of these Little Tikes baby cribs? If so, you have to check out this makeover project by My Sister’s Suitcase! So cute! Perfect for a growing girl to love! Learn how to create the transformation with this tutorial!

Color Made Happy

Paint Wooden Toys

9. If you have unfinished wood toys and aren’t quite sure how to finish them Color Made Happy shows you how to use acrylic paints, washi tape, dotting tools and sealant to create this darling bowling set.

Hello Bee

10. Here is a fabulous DIY project by Hello Bee that your little girl or boy will love! A very inexpensive project, all you need is a piece of lumber from your local hardware store and some chalkboard paint! If you don’t have the power tools at home to cut it then most hardware stores will do straight cuts for free!

Buggy and Buddy

11. Make your own wooden roads and ramps by Buggy and Buddy using plywood and paint. They’re compact and perfect for rearranging into new road patterns. So fun!

11 Fun Ideas to Paint Toys

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