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art projects for kids

Oil Pastel Art: Warm Sun and Cool Water

Coloring on black paper with oil pastels is an all-time favorite art activity in our house. If you don’t have oil pastels on hand, I highly recommend you pick up a box or two and then try this warm sun… Continue Reading →

Torn Paper Sheep Art Project

Recently, my two-year-old has been quite enamored with the book The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn. I can’t say I blame him – those fuzzy little lambs are so adorable! While he wasn’t quite ready to make this art project,… Continue Reading →

Woodland Art Project for Kids

This Woodland Art Project for KidsĀ is a great way to get creative (and a little messy) with kids at home or in the classroom. Follow this step-by-step lesson that will walk you through using charcoal and masking tape to create… Continue Reading →

Making Shadow Puppets with Green Kid Crafts

You know I love me some kids crafts, right?! Especially when they get delivered right to my door!! In comes Green Kid Crafts. It’s the perfect way to get everything you need to make fabulously fun kids crafts. I love… Continue Reading →

Drawing Zentangle Elephants

Elephants have always been a favorite animal in our house. Even my toddler walks around the house raising his arm and making his own tiny elephant trumpets. I happened to see that World Elephant Day is coming up on August… Continue Reading →

24 Coffee Filter Crafts to Make

Coffee filter crafts are one of the easiest kid’s crafts out there. There are a lot of fun ways to craft with coffee filters. Get out your favorite craft supplies and a few coffee filters to create these 24 fun… Continue Reading →

Symmetry Art with Coffee Filters

We were in need of a simple rainy day art project, and these symmetrical designs on coffee filters were fun for both kids and grown-ups. A wet coffee filter is the canvas for this project, and it’s a really interesting… Continue Reading →

Colorful Painted Craft Sticks

Sometimes, it’s fun to paint or draw on something other than paper. A jumbo craft stick is the perfect canvas for creating a mini-masterpiece. We tried two different painting materials on our craft sticks – watercolors and acrylic craft paints…. Continue Reading →

Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some… Continue Reading →

5 How-to-Draw Websites for Kids

I hope you aren’t hearing “I’m bored!” too often this summer. My girls have been thoroughly enjoying their downtime! They are both spending lots of time drawing in their sketchbooks, so I hunted down a few online how-to-draw resources for… Continue Reading →

Draw, Cut, and Collage an Abstract Art Project

My girls love the freedom of creating abstract art projects. They can experiment with colors, shapes, and lines and really enjoy the creative process. For this project, we’re basically making a piece of art, cutting it up, and gluing it… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Negative Shape Collages

Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape… Continue Reading →

Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they… Continue Reading →

Drawing Game for Kids: Pick an Object, Pick a Scene

Here’s a fun drawing game to play with your kiddos – we named it Pick an Object, Pick a Scene. The basic idea is that you have to figure out how to incorporate a random object (or person, animal, food,… Continue Reading →

Pretty Paper Daffodils

Spring is coming! Whether your yard is already blooming (like ours here in California), or you’re still waiting for the snow to melt, it’s definitely time to brighten up the indoors with some springtime crafts. Yay! Our first official crafts… Continue Reading →

Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn… Continue Reading →

Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably… Continue Reading →

Lovebird Paper Garland

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird… Continue Reading →

Triangle Doodle Trees

Cold weather keeping you and the kids inside? These triangle doodle trees are a fun and simple drawing activity that will keep the kids busy while you do some holiday prep. Even better, gather around the table (or floor) and… Continue Reading →

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