Posts Tagged "kids’ art"

Valentine’s Day Faux Flower Heart Card Craft for Kids

Before you buy boxes of Valentine's Day cards, make your own! Don't worry if you aren't exactly a Martha Stewart-level crafter. These kid-friendly craft cards are easy for anyone and everyone to make. From your preschooler to your high schooler, your kids will kids a kick out of making these holiday greetings. Craft Supplies You'll Need Card stock paper (8x11-inch sheets) Scissors Red, pink and white tissue paper Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Red and pink glitter Markers or crayons How-To Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a heart on the front of the card. Cut or...

Preschool Groundhog Day Crafts

Celebrate Groundhog Day with a creative kids' craft! If you're not sure where your artsy kiddo should start, check out these holiday projects that are perfect for preschoolers. Shadow Drawing Will the groundhog see his shadow on his big day? Help your child to understand the concept of shadows with a science-and-art drawing exploration. Go outside and use the natural light or (if the weather won't cooperate) use the artificial light indoors. Position an object, such as a favorite stuffed animal, in the light so that it casts a shadow. Place a piece of paper on the ground and have...

New Year’s Firework Craft Cards for Kids to Create

Send a special New Year's greeting to friends and family with a homemade card. Your creative kiddo can break out the paints, crayons and more to craft this card, making a fireworks-themed work of art to celebrate 2020! Read on for the easy how-to steps your child can follow. Art Materials Needed to Make the Cards 8x10-inch card stock paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Toothpicks Crayons or markers How-to Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half to make a card. Your child can create a book-style card or one that looks like a tent. Paint a New Year's Eve...

National Grandparent’s Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Grandparent's Day this September in an awesomely artsy way! Your child can make a mural—and it's all for grandma and grandpa. Create this cute craft together as a family or make it ahead of time and gift the grandparents this mini masterpiece. Craft Materials You'll Need Burcher paper or plain white gift wrap rolled paper Tempera paint Paintbrushes Clips (to hang the paper up) How-To Art Activity Steps Hang the paper on a fence, clothes line or other similar outdoor surface. Avoid areas that can't get dirty (such as white painted fences or the exterior of your home)....

World Friendship Day Handprint Tree Art Activity

Celebrate World Friendship Day with an imaginative art activity. Your child can learn about the value of friendship and explore the artistic process with this creatively colorful craft! Materials You'll Need Poster board or card stock paper Tempera or finger paints Paper plates Markers How-To Art Steps Position the paper vertically. Draw a tree trunk on the paper, using the markers. Write a special friendship message on the paper. Discuss what friendship means with your child. Create a special saying or pick a few words that explain or describe friendship to write. If your child is too young to write...

Fourth of July Fireworks: Art for Kids

Create fireworks of your own this Fourth of July! Your crafty kiddo can get artsy, making their own shimmering display—on a piece of paper. This easy art activity is the perfect party activity. Keep your pint-sized guests busy during a holiday backyard bash and set up a crafting table. After the artwork dries, hang the July 4th firework designs up as part décor! Materials You'll Need Black or dark blue poster board Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-to Art Activity Steps Dot the glue onto the poster board, creating a fireworks design. If squeezing glue directly from the bottle is tricky...

Plastic Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

You already use plastic Easter eggs to hide your child's holiday goodies. But what should you do with them after the holiday is over? You could throw them away or save them for next year. Or, you could upcyle them into awesome art activities! If you have leftover plastic Easter eggs, check out these projects that are perfect for pint-sized Picassos. Paint Print Pour several different colors of tempera paint onto a piece of cardboard. Open the eggs and have your child dip the flat (circle-shaped) sized into the paint. They can press the paint-covered edge onto a piece of...

4 Easter Art Activities for Kids

It's time to get hopping! Easter is right around the corner, and your kids are ready to craft for the holiday. If you're on the lookout for a few easy art activities, check out these easy, imaginative and awesome ideas for kids in preschool and up. Bunny Mask Cut two eye holes and a mouth hole in the center of a paper plate. Have your child glue two bunny ears (made from card stock paper) onto the top and paint or color the front of the plate. Punch one hole on each side of the plate. Tue a piece of...

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an easy art activity for your preschooler. Whether you're crafting at home or need a special activity for a pre-k holiday party, these pot of gold ideas are perfect for kiddos ages three through five. Paper Pot of Gold Collage Cut out a black circle (to use as a pot) and plenty of smaller yellow circles (to use as gold). Give your child a piece of green card stock or poster board, the shapes and a glue stick. Now they're ready to collage. It's that easy! Don't worry if your preschooler doesn't get all the...