Paint Riddles

It’s almost time for your kids to go back to school, so in case you wanted to organize some fun activities in preparation for that, we’re starting a new series of school riddles.

Today’s collection all have ‘paint’ as their answer, so these also go well with many of our other themes such as art, color and household items.

The first three of these rhyme, while the fourth is a What Am I? riddle. To use that final riddle, read the clue on the first line to your children and ask them to guess the answer. As it’s something that comes in a can which isn’t food, they might suggest something like a beverage or hairspray.

If they don’t guess that it’s paint, read them the second clue and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either work out that the answer is paint or they run out of clues.

4 Paint Riddles For Kids

Paint Riddles For Kids

It might be worth wearing an apron
To keep your clothes nice and smart
So your brush doesn’t splash this on you
When making a piece of art


You often use it with a brush
But not the kind used on your hair
Add it nicely to some canvas
So that people will stop and stare


Even though it comes in a can
This is something you shouldn’t eat
Instead you add it to the walls
To make a room look really neat


What Am I?

I sometimes come in a can but I’m not food
I sometimes come in a bottle but I’m not a beverage
I come in different colors but I’m not a rainbow
I’m sometimes used with canvas but I’m not a tent
I’m used with a brush but I’m not toothpaste