Easy Hammer Painting for Kids

Enjoy this Easy Hammer Painting Project with your kids.

Use our free birthday cake coloring pages and turn them with a hammer into adorable cards for special occasions.

Let’s dive right in.

paint hammer project

How to Make a Hammer Painting


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Step 1: Download Free Printable Birthday Cake Coloring Pages

Either print our free cake coloring pages for this painting hammer project or use normal white or black paper.

Step 2: Prepare Your Workstation

Before we get started it is time to prepare your child’s workspace.

This hammer paint project can be messy so we advise using old newspapers, cardboard boxes, or a baking sheet under your paper.

The benefit of using an old baking sheet is that you can easily remove your finished project and set it to try somewhere else.

It also provides your child with a nice clicking sound while hammering the paint. What always adds extra fun to this simple hammer art project.

Step 3: Color Your Cake Printable (Optional)

In case you are using our free cake printables, let your kids color them nicely first

Step 4: Prepare Chalk

Simply soak your chalk in water before hammering. This way the chalks break easier and ensure to color your paper!

Ideally use leftover chalks and break them into small pieces. You will find it more difficult to hammer bigger pieces with the same result.

Step 5: Add Chalk

Now your child can add the soaked chalk to the paper or on top of the cake firework.

birthday cake chalk hammer painting

Step 6: Hammer Paints

Next, it is time to hammer your chalk spots. Your kids will love it!

Step 7: Try

After your child is done hammering, let your hammer painting try.

birthday cake hammer painting

Step 8: Gift it

Your cake art project is now finished. At some personal writing, it will make a perfect birthday card, 4th of July craft, or even a nice firework project for New Year’s Eve. The possibilities are endless!


1. Liquid Paint Hammer Project

Instead of using chalk why don’t you try liquid finger colors instead? Just simply be aware it is a little bit more of a mess but just as fun!

easy paint hammer project

2. Toy Hammer

Use a small hammer for kids. Children’s hammers are a little bit bigger, not as heavy, and fit children’s hands perfectly.

That way nobody is getting hurt and frustrated during this wonderful hammer painting activity!

How to Download Your Cake Coloring Pages

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easy hammer painting with chalk


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