6 Fun Activities To Earn The Brownie Painting Badge

Brownie Scout’s have a very fun badge called Painting. It is a chance for the girls to learn about different paintings in different art periods, and then get creative making their own masterpieces. If you need a few ideas and want to plan the badge yourself scroll down to some great quick ideas to add to the fun at your meeting.

Painting Activity Booklet

Before jumping into some ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Painting Activity Booklet to fulfill the requirements for the Painting Brownie Badge. This booklet will teach the girls about different art periods, while having fun playing a game, they will have fun with painting with pipe cleaners, bubble wrap, plungers and their hands. The girls will take a crack at painting something from the real world, and working as a group putting together a large mural to be used in a place of the girls choosing. Learn more about activity booklet and get yours today!

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Other Fun Painting Activities

Learn About Other Painters

Prior to the meeting we asked each girl to bring in one artist and one painting they really like and a few interesting facts about the artist. At the beginning of meeting each girl shared their artist and painting and everyone gave their opinions on the artist that were chosen.

Paint a Purse

There are so many things around us that we could paint. But rather than just giving each girl a piece of paper to paint a dog, cat, or person we purchased cardboard purses that the girls could paint, we asked that they find something either around the meeting, or in a magazine to look at and paint onto their purse.

Modern Art

Painting Badge

There are many painters especially modern artist who create abstract art. They don’t paint people or objects it is more shapes, lines, and color that represent feelings or moods. We gave each girl a canvas to paint. We told them we want to Paint a canvas/modern art piece using masking tape to create different shapes on canvas. The girls each taped masking tape on in variety of angles, and then painted each area with different color acrylic paint. When painting is try have girls peel masking tap off.

Instead of using poster board which is not as heavy for paintings use heavy canvas – you can get a 12 pack of 8 x 10 sheets from amazon to use for a lot of different projects for this badge: CANVAS PANELS 12 PACK – 8″X10″

Paint with Marbles

Painting BadgeWe gave each girl a piece of paper and 3 marbles. Using washable poster paint we changed up finger painting to marble painting. Put different color paints on a plate and give girls bowl of water and paper towels. Then the girls can dunk the marble in the paint and then roll around on paper. Try different colors and create a masterpiece only using marbles.

Group Mural

Painting BadgeThe girls wanted to create a mural that tells the story of what they love about being a GS. Rather than just having girls paint on paper we purchased fabric and cut into squares, gave each girl a piece and fabric paint, and had them create smaller tiles that at end they hooked together to create one large mural.

If you don’t want to spend the time planning this badge, our Painting Activity Booklet has step-by-step instructions with activities that don’t require any planning other than gathering supplies and printing booklets.

What do we do after your Brownie girls complete the badge?

Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it!  Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, date and troop leader.  Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Brownie badge and journey certificates.

More Resources For My Leader Readers 

I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders.  I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did.   Checkout what I found.


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I love the idea of marble painting and painting on fabrics to make a troop mural. How many of these activities did you do in one meeting?

    • Hi Emily,
      We have a 3 hour meeting so we did everything in one meeting. The girls had a blast with the marble painting the best it was so different from anything they have ever done before.

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