87 Adorable Pregnant Belly Painting Ideas for Boys and Girls

Last Updated on March 7, 2024 by Masha Eretnova

Do you love collecting memories? If the answer is yes, chances are you’d want to document your pregnancy journey. Why not try belly painting? Below I’ve listed 80+ adorable pregnant belly painting ideas for boys and girls, and some gender-neutral ones.

Painting your or your wife’s belly can actually be an idea for your next date night, why not?

Gender-Neutral Pregnant Belly Painting Ideas

Here are some gender-neutral belly painting ideas for moms and dads who don’t want to know their baby’s gender yet: 

  • Brocolli

Have you been craving broccoli during your pregnancy? Express that love with belly painting! Of course, you can switch broccoli with your other craving!

  • Loading

Probably one of my most favorite pregnant belly painting idea that works both for boys and girls is “loading” idea. I find it super fun and super easy to paint!

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  1. The Bomb
Credit: The belly art project moms supporting moms (Blakely, Sara)

Show off your bomb before it explodes! Have fun, take photos, and give them as a gift to your husband.

  1. Feet

Looking for a heartwarming idea to remember this journey by? The kids grow soooo fast! Take a moment to remember each moment.

You can as well paint little hands 🙂

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Can be little hands or future baby, of his or her siblings or of your loving partner.
  1. Coco-inspired Belly Painting

One day, when your child is old enough, you can watch Coco and tell the story behind your belly painting!

Credit: Belly Art Project by Sara Blakely
  1. Moonscape

Isn’t it amazing that your child can bring so much light to your darkest nights? And it’s not even born yet.

Credit: Lana Chromium
  1. Kinder Joy

Don’t you love the anticipation of not knowing what toy you’ll get when you buy Kinder Joy?

And it’s the same feeling as parents who don’t want to know their baby’s gender before the mom gives birth.

  1. Musical Note

Is the dad a music lover? Or perhaps you both? This musical note is a quirky way of showing your passion for music. 

Credit: The belly art project moms supporting moms (Blakely, Sara)
  1. Royalty

Your little prince/princess deserves royalty treatment. And maybe one day, he/she will treat you like a Queen.

  1. Tree

Spring-themed belly painting idea? Here’s a tree blooming with flowers.

Credit: Marcela Bustamante
  1. Ultrasound

Need a unique idea to tell your friends that your #imhavingababy? A hyper-realistic image of your baby in the womb will do the job. 

  1. Angel
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Love and care! ‘Angel’ painting is getting the right target to show the relationship between a pregnant woman and her baby girl.

It can be an idea for those mothers-to-be who waited very long time for their angel.

  1. Butterfly with Flowers
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Another beauty of colors and very easy pregnant belly painting! Butterflies are tiny beautiful creatures, fragile and gentle just as a baby!

  1. Sunflowers
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Sunflowers are just such joyful and summery flowers! If you are waiting for your baby during summer or early fall, and you love sunflowers, this is a perfect belly painting for you 🙂

  1. Happy Face
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[Image Credit: Catherine Mies]

Pregnant women can draw a happy face on their pregnant belly to express happiness and love. You can add some details to mark if it is a boy or girl (like in the example)

  1. Peacock Art
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Peacock is such a majestic bird! Yet it is quite challenging to paint a realistic peacock and requires some patience.

  1. Panda
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Pandas are the cutest! Have you seen all these videos of them having fun rolling around? Oh my god, they are adorable! Baby panda on your belly is a cute idea to paint.

  1. Welcome Greetings
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Welcome greeting painting can be the perfect way to indicate your last stage of pregnancy. It brings a strong feeling of the upcoming occurrence of a new one in your family. It can be painted or you can actually use a temporary tattoo or stickers for pregnant women of flowers and handwriting.

  1. Sweets
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Do you like Ice Cream and sweets? I have a sweet tooth and I can’t leave without a dessert! Chocolate brings so much happiness as does pregnancy – here we go, an idea for cute belly painting!

  1. Happy Family
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Always be together! A Happy family painting encourages your family goals and brings all family members together in this beautiful moment.

  1. Sleeping Baby
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Sleeping baby paintings are a perfect match for both boys and girls. The baby sleeps inside the womb for a long time. Sleeping babies are indeed the cutest.

  1. Real Womb
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If you are not into fantasy painting, try to stay as close as reality as possible and paint the real womb and how your baby is inside it. It may bring you two closer and you can visualise your baby better.

  1. Zipper
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It would be very convenient if women can just unzip their bellies to bring new babies to life lol! While it is not that easy, you can still have fun painting your belly with a baby poking out 🙂

  1. Expecting twins
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Expecting twins? Let’s paint them together as your favorite cartoon characters, for example Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse!

  1. Cosmic Belly
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Pregnancy and birth are trylu magical and some cosmic processes are happening within. You can paint a detailed and realistic Universe, or just simple moon and stars with planets.

  1. The Lion King Painting
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The lion king is an iconic animation movie. The most important thing the movies teach us is to work together as a family. You can paint the famous moment with Rafiki holding Simba on the cliff or any other moment from the cartoon.

  1. Teddy Bear
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Teddy bears were so popular and every girl wanted one! They are super cute and actually easy to paint on your belly 🙂

  1. World
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Your baby means the whole world to you and it is absolutely magical to hold him or her for the first time. Or maybe this painting idea resonates with you as you are a traveling family? Either way it is a pretty belly painting idea you can do together with your partner.

  1. Cracking Eggs
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Last few weeks? You can feel your baby coming? Have some fun and distract yourself from any worrying thoughts with this fun painting idea.

  1. Fishes
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The beautiful underwater family on your belly can be very calming. Or maybe your baby will be a Pisces?

  1. Watermelon
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Pregnant belly size is perfect for painting a big nice and juicy watermelon! And this is a super easy painting idea as well. If it happens to be your fav fruit, then it’s even better!

  1. Baby Giraffe
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Draw that Baby Giraffe painting for both boys and girls! Giraffes are fun, smart and beautiful animals that always stay together!

  1. Perfect Gift Ribbon
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Open your gift soon! There is a special gift for you – your baby! Easy painting idea on your belly is to just paint a cute ribbon across your belly.

  1. Baby
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This simple belly painting is a great option for a quick painting, and will work great for baby boy or baby girl if you will add some cute details.

  1. Puppy
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Puppies are cute, small, fun to watch and just little balls of happiness! Choose pink or blue depending on who are you expecting!

  1. Monkey
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Little monkey will soon be monkeying around! Are you ready?!

  1. Baby Elephant
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Stronger and capable of doing anything! This baby elephant painting can be the ultimate choice. Baby elephants are also fun to watch grow, especially how they learn to use their trunks!

  1. Stork Bringing Your Baby
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[Image Credit: Anna Small]

There is a cute legend that some parents used to tell their children when they ask where di they come from – storks bring babies! It turns out that storks tend to leave and come back exactly 9 months after and this is where the legend started 🙂

You can put the name of the side.

  1. Baby Lion
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Expecting baby in August? Paint baby lion – the king of all animals!

  1. Turtle
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Wise turtles from the seas or cute turlte from a cartoon – your choice! Avery peaceful belly painting idea for ocean lovers.

  1. Bail from Jail
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[Image Credit: Katie Pearson]

For those who love a good time laughing I think it is a perfect and hilarious belly painting. Your baby can’t wait to escape!

  1. Astronaut Boy
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[Image Credit: alexanderhuyghebaert, IG

There is nothing impossible for our babies to accomplish and as parents you will always be there to support even their crzaiest dreams.

  1. Cookie Monster

Not fond of sweets, but suddenly, you always crave them during pregnancy? Perhaps you’re carrying the cute cookie like a the Cookie monster?!

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Pregnant Belly Painting Ideas for Boys

  1. Rise Like an Eagle
Credit: Carolyn

Moms-to-be would like to see their sons soar like an eagle! Manifest this dream of yours by having it painted on your belly!

  1. Roar Like a Lion
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Credit: Lana Chromium

Lions symbolize courage and strength. And every Mom hopes that her child embodies such qualities.

  1. Get That Ball

No better way to reveal your baby’s gender than by painting a ball on your belly! It doesn’t matter if it’s a basketball, baseball, or soccer ball.

  1. Giving Bart
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Remember Bart Simpson? This is a fun way to announce to the whole world that you’re about to give BART (give birth to a baby boy)! Get it? 

  1. Boss Baby

Who’s the boss? Your baby boy is!

  1. I Am Groot

A marvel fan? I won’t be surprised if you choose Groot to be painted on your belly! He is adorable, even if he can only say three words!

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  1. Ohana Means Family

A painting of Stitch is a silent promise to your child that he will always have a place in this world surrounded by people who love him.

  1. Pika! Pika!

Mama, I choose you!

  1. Superheroes

Boys love their superheroes! Choose a superhero that you’d love your child to emulate:

  1. Superman

Waiting for your little hero to be born and you are a fan of DC? Superman is then your choice of pregnant belly painting!

  1. Super Saiyan

Love your Dragon Ball Z fix? Pick a Saiyan you love. And remember, you are SUPER too. 

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  1. Wondermom with the Superkid

Get rid of the maternity clothes for a day and transform into a wonder-mom with a super kid in her belly!

  1. Li’l Bro

This is perfect if it is your second child and you can allow your first born to paint your belly. Apart from “Little Brother,” you can actually paint your fave quote or your child’s name if you already have one. 

  1. Le Petit Prince

Did reading get you through this adventure? Paint your beloved protagonist (or anti-hero) as an appreciation for his/her help.


15. It’s a boy

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Are you expecting a baby boy? So, this “It’s a Boy” painting will fill your expectation with enormous love and happiness. Do you dream about his future, will he be a soccer player or play guitar? Add some details from your dreams, maybe they will come true?!

  1. Baby Swimmer
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You can paint your little captain on your belly! This one is perfect belly painting for those in love with sailing.

Pregnant Belly Painting Ideas for Girls

  1. Mandala 

A mandala is a nice option if you don’t want your entire belly painted. It will be also perfect for moms loving spiritual journey.

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  1. Linework

Just watching the artwork come together is not enough? Why not paint your belly yourself? For this project, you’ll only need white paint and a brush.

  1. Chirping Together

A family that has fun together stays together!

Credit: Laureline Martine
  1. Butterflies

Butterflies signify growth and new beginnings. Celebrate this new season of your life with colorful butterflies!

Credit: Marcela Bustamante
  1. Ladybug

Belly painting ideas don’t have to be sentimental. You have a bulbous canvas. Play with it. 

Credit: The belly art project moms supporting moms (Blakely, Sara)
  1. Pink Owl
Credit: Marcela Bustamante

While you can wash off this pink owl belly paint, the memento, and the fun while doing it will last forever!

  1. Minion

Ba-ba-ba ba-ba-na-na. Did you go bananas over minions too? If yes, you’d be giddy having this little minion painted on your belly.

  1. Minnie-Me

Welcome your mini you with this adorable Minnie Mouse character.

  1. Tinker Bell

Mamas are real-life Tinker Bells; feisty, sassy, and, most importantly, loyal to their future little fairy.

  1. A Wish Come True
Credit: Lana Chromium

Did you wish on a dandelion once and let the wind carry it? Perhaps THIS is your wish that came true.

  1. Blossoming

No idea yet what object you’d like to paint on your belly? Look to nature for inspiration.

  1. It’s a Magical Ride

Let your little one know how excited you are about having her in your life! Take photos and put them in her baby book.

  1. Enchanting
Credit: Marcela Bustamante

A baby girl can cast a spell on everyone around her, even before birth!

  1. Your Little Mermaid

Before she starts crawling or walking, she is swimming inside you. And therefore, she’s your little mermaid. 

Credit: Marcela Bustamante
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  1. Unique-orn

Your child is unique, and so are you and Unicorns!

  1. It’s Baby Girl
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Simple and cute idea to welcome your baby girl!

  1. Baby Unicorn Princess
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Baby Unicorn princess artwork increases the love and happiness of getting a beautiful baby. It represents that the cute one is going on to come soon.

  1. Minnie Mouse
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Baby Minnie Mouse painting will be a great way to have baby princess thinking.

It brings favourite pink color of most of the girls which can be a right sign of joy and love for the upcoming baby.

  1. Fashion Girl
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It is hard to say No to our little fashionistas and so fun to watch them grow and explore their beauty, trying mom’s shoes and lipstick 🙂 If you are waiting for a baby girl, a cute fashion girl may be a good belly painting idea!

Pregnant Belly Painting Ideas for Halloween

  1. Scary Cat

Spook your husband with this scary-looking cat or maybe you are Alice in the Wonderland fan? For the best effect, have your belly painted between 7-8 months of pregnancy. 

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  1. I’m Coming Out

Watch out because I’m coming! (Insert evil laugh)

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  1. Eyeball

Pregnancy can bring people together. Pitch this idea to your preggy friend. And make beautiful memories together!

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Credit: The belly art project moms supporting moms (Blakely, Sara)
  1. Crawling with Spiders

Does your partner gets creeped out by spiders? If yes and he just forgot to take out the trash, then this idea’s perfect for you lol! I’m joking 🙂 As many people (everyone I know!) fear spiders this belly painting idea is perrrrfect for Halloween!

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  1. Mike

Are you looking for a playful idea to scare your family for the 31st of October? Pin this idea!

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  1. Pumpkin

Turn your plump belly into a pumpkin for Halloween! It’s easy. Do it together with your older kids and partner!  

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  1. Evil Witch
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Are you having difficulty dressing up due to your bump? But Halloween isn’t complete without the evil witch?! Problem solved!

Find more cool face and body painting ideas for Halloween in my article, “100 Scary Face & Body Painting For Halloween For Kids and Adults.”

What do you need to safely paint the belly

Your belly painting kit should include the following:

  • Water
  • Baby Wipes for erasing mistakes
  • Hypoallergenic and non-toxic water-based theatrical paint
  • Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Cotton Swabs (Cut in half): Use as disposable brushes or erasers

Here are some brands of the water-based face and body paints safe for pregnant women that are worth checking out:

  • Mehron Makeup Paradise (Best Overall)
  • Wolfe Brothers water-based paint
  • Mosaiz
  • Snazaroo

Alternatively, you can use finger paint if you have a toddler who wants to join the fun! These paints are vegan and EDIBLE! So, you don’t need to worry if your kid accidentally tries to taste the paints. 

Check the paints: Can You Use Acrylic Paint On Your Skin Safely?


What Kind of Paint Can You Use on a Pregnant Belly?

Water-based paints are the safest option for pregnant belly painting. These paints usually have the least chemicals and come off easily using soap and water. 

Can You Use Acrylic Paint on Baby Bump?

Experts do not recommend the use of acrylic paints on the baby bump. Acrylic paints usually contain harmful chemicals, such as: 

  • Biocides, 
  • Ethylene glycol, or
  • Ether.

Use water-based face and body paints instead.

Can Pregnant Belly Be Painted?

You can paint a pregnant belly as long as you use hypoallergenic and non-toxic water-based paints safe for use on skin in general. Test paint on a small area on your hand first to make sure you don’t have any allergic reactions.

Is It Safe to Paint While Pregnant?

It is safe to paint while pregnant. But before you do, check that you’re using paint without chemicals that can harm your skin. Lastly, check whether the paint releases any toxic fumes


Beautiful colors and affections signify love for the baby. These belly painting ideass include all your all emotions that should be towards your upcoming baby.

There are all kinds of paintings present like animals, flowers, Birds, Cartoon characters, and much more to give the perfect example of How to celebrate maternityattract people and spread happiness all around.

Some paintings Include the family feeling- Always be together.

You can consider any painting from the above list to express the feeling of an exciting pregnancy journey.

Choose safe and secure colors to give a boost to your happiness level. Always consider safe colors to insure belly care instead of having harmful paints.

Give an enormous pregnancy journey with some beautiful pictures.