Looking for some kids art ideas, for school or for just keeping the kids entertained at home? From finger painting to cosmic suncatchers, here’s 8 Awesome Art Projects for Kids you’ll want to treasure, so stock up on those frames!
1. Finger Painting Fun – The Artful Parent
This could get messy so be prepared. This Finger Painting Fun by The Artful Parent, uses sensory sand finger paint, which feels like normal finger paint but slightly grainy which the kids like. Use a painting tray to keep the paint off the furniture (if at all possible) and let the child creatively swirl and write with all the different colours available.
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2. Art Projects for Kids – Tape & Sharpie
We love this idea for Tape & Sharpie Skyline from Art Projects for Kids. Create straight lines for buildings using masking tape then use the sharpies to colour it in.
This site has a daily blog of art projects with useful art ideas aimed towards children of all ages so you can always find something here. It provides tips and ideas for all young artists. You can choose the age bracket, artist, theme and type of media to work with, e.g., paint, ceramics, craft etc.
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3. Blow Painting
Use thicker paper for this activity. Let your child dollop a blob of paint onto the page and give them a straw to blow the paint in different directions.
Supervise younger children well to ensure the straw does not touch the paint!
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4. Cosmic Suncatchers – Babble Dabble Do
Kids of all ages will love creating these awesome cosmic suncatchers by Babble Dabble Do, and hanging them in the window. And the best part, is they are super quick and easy to make, with just some watercolours, glue and plastic lids. Perfect for the busy parents!
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5. Decorated Pencils – Martha Stewart
Jazz up your kids pencil cases with these fancy, Martha Stewart’s Decorated Pencils. Not only do they look good, they are fun to make, and your child can be proud of them every day when they use them. You just need a bit of tape, a pencil and paints. Martha Stewart explains step by step in this easy to follow guide.
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6. Puffy Sheep Mobile – Red Ted Art
Red Ted Art is a collection of blogs and videos full of art ideas for children. It ranges from all ages and covers all types of art and crafts projects. This Red Ted Art – Puffy Sheep Mobile project explains how to create a puffy sheep mobile using bubble wrap and paint. There are lots of other great ideas on the site too.
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7. Toilet Tube Animals – Creative Me Inspired You
We love this great recycling art project from Creative Me Inspired You, creating toilet tube animals, and if your house is anything like ours, there are always plenty of these available at home.
The Creative Me Inspired You site has a few posts dedicated to kids crafts especially and each post talks you through what you need and how to do it in details.
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8. Happy Hooligans
Happy Hooligans lists 25 easy art and craft techniques for preschoolers or toddlers. These aren’t expensive and can be done with things you have in your home. Written by a Mom who does daycare too she explains simply how to work with the different materials and engaging your child interest and creativity.
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Over to you! Let us know your favourite Art Projects for Kids in the comments below.
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