I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Book Craft

It’s true that we are HUGE fans of activities and crafts based on children’s books.  Today we’re sharing a craft inspired by a new book to us, “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!” by Karen Beaumont.  This pretend play kid made craft is big fun for imagination, language, and acting out the book while learning to name body parts.  This would be a great craft to do at a play date, as it uses only a few items (easy set-up is bonus for a mom hosting a play date!) and these cup crafts are fun for acting out the story in a small group.  We had a blast making our pretend play story parts and using them in retelling the book “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!”

Use this Story telling craft for I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! to host a preschool play date book club with craft!

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More book craft

If you haven’t read the book, I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!, this is definitely a book you will want to check out.  It’s colors, rhyming text, and body part-learning story is not only fun and engaging, it’s funny!  My kids loved reading this book over and over again, and guessing the body parts that the little boy would paint next based on the rhyme of the text.  We loved the “Ya ain’t-a gonna paint no more!” that the mom in the story yells after her son paints the house. When the boy starts to paint his body part-by-part, we loved the bright colors and yelling out the next body part.  

We had to make a painting body part craft to paint body parts!

Painting Craft Naming Body Parts

I started by drawing a picture of a boy on the outside of a clear plastic cup
using a black permanent marker.  My three year old was a particularly hug fan of the book and is also loves anything involving paint.  This craft was just right for her!

I showed her how to hold the cup with one hand and use a paintbrush to paint the body parts with paint.  We used acrylic paint that we had on hand from an old craft kit, but these acrylic paints are ones that we love for their bright colors and semi-washability.  

We made a colorful house too, just like the house was painted in the beginning of the book.

Body Part Identification craft

We made another painting craft to go along with I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
I Aint Gonna Paint No More craft for kids book club play date
I drew a quick outline of a boy.
Little Sister painted in the body parts as she named them.
It was fun to see her paint the parts as she said “I’m going to paint his ARM!”  and “I’m going to paint his NECK!”
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More body naming and story retelling craft

Our painting craft turned out very colorful, just like in the book!

This post is part of a new series we’re joining all about Book Themed Play Dates!  If you’ve ever thought of planning a play date based on a book, this is the series to follow to get great snacks, games, crafts, activities and more based on a great book each month.  Check out the bloggers below for fun activities for I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
Painted Toast snack from Craftulate
Rainbow Writing Activity from Fun-A-Day
Body Part Game from Still Playing School
Body Part Identification Busy Bag from House of Burke
Looking for more crafts and activities based on books?  These are some of our favorites: