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July Fourth Painted Collage Craft for Kids

Get ready for July 4th with a fun-filled kids' craft! Your little artist can create a painted collage masterpiece—in red, white and blue. Get the easy to follow how-to directions right here. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper—the bigger the better Red, white and blue crepe paper/streamers Clear-drying school glue Scissors Red, white and blue tempera paint A paint brush A pencil A ruler How To Art-Making Steps Position the paper horizontally. Your child can draw a rectangle in the upper left corner and stripes onto the rest of the paper. Paint the rectangle blue. Paint every...

July 4th Party Decor Kids Can Craft

How can you dress up your family's July Fourth backyard bash? With a few crafty kid created art activities! Learn how your children can create their own red, white and blue or flag-inspired holiday party décor with these easy artsy ideas. Welcome Banner Welcome your friends and family with a festive handmade banner. Start with an old twin-sized bedsheet or a long length of butcher paper/plain gift wrap. Pour three pools of tempera paint into paper plates or on top of cardboard—one red, one white and one blue. Your child can use a paint brush to write "Happy July 4th"...

Parents’ Day Painted Collage Craft for Kids

The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day! Celebrate mom, dad and other caregivers with a fun-filled family art activity. The kids can create their own painted collage family portraits—flexing their creative muscle and making a creative craft that focuses on their parents. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Markers, colored pencils or crayons Tissue and construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a family portrait on the poster board. Your child can draw each family member in a static or stationary pose or create an action picture. Work from real...

July Fourth Kids’ Red, White and Blue Art Ideas

Celebrate July Fourth with an artsy adventure. If your pint-sized Picasso wants to paint the day away, check out the easy art activities for the Independence Day holiday! Glitter Fireworks Kids can craft a red, white and blue fireworks with card stock paper, glitter and glue. Your child can draw a firework pattern onto dark paper with clear-drying school glue. If your child wants to paint the glue on to the paper, squeeze it onto a paper plate, dip a thin brush or cotton swab into the pool and create a firework pattern. Sprinkle red, white (opal or silver) and...

Father’s Day Pointillism Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift idea? Instead of taking the kids to the mall to pick out a store-bought present, try this handmade dad's day pointillism portrait craft. Your child can show off their artsy side and dad will cherish this crafty creation for years to come. Not only will your kiddo make dad a portrait, but they'll also get to explore the artistic style of famed painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper or poster board (you can also use upcycled cardboard from an old...

Summer Solstice Painted Sun Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate the summer solstice with sun-sational kids' craft! Your little artist can create their own sun artwork to mark the change of the seasons. Not only is this a fun-filled way to mark the holiday, your child can also build fine motor skills, explore art materials and get creative. Read on for more information on how to create a summer solstice sun painted collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Yellow and orange tissue paper Markers Poster board paper Yellow tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a circle at the center of the poster...

Father’s Day Pop-Up Kids’ Card Craft

Whether your local card store isn't open or you don't want to take the kids to the store right now, you can make your own Father's Day card at home. With a little creativity and some sweet sentiment, the kiddos can craft 3-D pop-up cards that dad will cherish for years to come. Read on for the how-to art-making steps! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Scissors Markers or crayons Clear tape Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half, tent style. Position the paper vertically and help your child to fold...

Flag Day Clay Play Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Flag Day with a creative kids' craft! Your little artist can make their very own flag—using red, white and blue modeling clay. This easy art activity is the perfect way to mark the day and help your young child to build fine motor, color recognition and sensory skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need: Soft modeling clay (in red, white and blue colors) Cardboard (reuse the front or side of an old box) Scissors A pencil Optional: Red, white/silver and blue glitter Art-Making How-To Steps: Cut the cardboard into a rectangle. A larger rectangle will take more time (and...

Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Memorial Day with a few creative red, white and blue crafts for the kids! Your child can show their artistic side with these holiday projects. Red, White and Blue Paint Print Pour red, white and blue tempera or finger paints into separate paper plates (or use scrap cardboard). Help your child to dip their hand in the first paint color. Coat their entire palm and fingers with paint. Press their hand onto a large piece of poster board or a plain white bed sheet. Repeat with the other two colors. Create a flag design, make a pattern or just...

Shavuot Flower Kids’ Art Activities

How can you help your kiddos to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot? Flowers and greenery are a major part of the holiday celebration. If your creative child loves to craft, check out these flower-themed art activities to try! Tissue Paper Flowers Kids can craft a bountiful bouquet of faux flowers for the holiday using tissue paper. Gather together colorful craft tissue and stack the pieces. Cut the stack into a circle. The bigger the circle, the fluffier the flowers. Grab the tissue at the center, pull and twist. Tie the end of the tissue together with a green pipe...