Posts Tagged "kids’ art"

Halloween Kids’ Glitter Paper Crafts

Get creative this Halloween with a cute kids' craft! Your little artist can add a special sparkle to favorite holiday characters and symbols, such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. This art activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to celebrate the holiday or prep for a Halloween party. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper in black, white and orangeScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueGlitter How-To Art-Making Steps Spread a flattened piece of cardboard or garbage bag across the work surface. This can help to reduce the mess.Draw flying bats, ghastly ghosts or oval-shaped pumpkins on to the card...

Labor Day Pop-Up Painted Portrait Project for Kids

Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate Labor Day with your family? If your kiddo is a pint-sized Picasso who adores art, check out this crafty paint project to mark a special American holiday! Bonus--your child can display these pop-up paint portraits during a holiday party or picnic. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of a large box, such as a moving, appliance or electronics box.Tempera paintsScissorsMarkersPaperPacking tape How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a few types of professions that your child wants to learn more about. Look for pictures of people working and ask your...

Parents’ Day Drawing and Photo Art

Are your kids looking for a creative way to celebrate Parents’ Day? Mark this special day with a sweet family portrait project. Choose from hand-drawn portraits, photos or a combination of the two! Hand-Crafted Parents’ Day Portraits Your child can draw their heart out for Parent’s Day. Start with a family photo or draw from real life. Use colored pencils, markers, oil pastels or crayons and card stock, poster board or construction paper for this parent-themed project. Take the drawing a step farther and add a sweet message to the top. The kiddos can also add a date and their...

Easy Mother’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

Instead of a store-bought card for Mother’s Day, your kiddos can create their own homemade version. If you’re not sure where to start with a card-crafting art activity, check out these easy greeting ideas that mom will absolutely adore. MOM Card Spell out “Mom” on a cute card. Turn an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper on its side horizontally. Write the word “mom” in bubble letters across the paper. Each letter should touch the side of the one before it. Cut the word out and glue it to a piece of card stock paper. After the glue dries, turn the...

Easy Earth Day Art Ideas for Creative Kids

Are you ready for Earth Day? If you’re still on the hunt for a few fun-filled family-friendly activities, check out these environmental themed art ideas! Bird Watching Binoculars View the natural world around you with these artsy binoculars. Even though they won’t really magnify the birds that fly through your view, these binoculars can help your kiddos to focus on their local environment—in an artsy upcycled way. Cut the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll in two. Place each half next to each other. Glue the rolls together at the center. Paint the outside of the reused tubes. Let...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

Last-Minute Upcycled Halloween Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween art activity for your kids? If the hustle and bustle of the fall season has left you without time to plan out a complex craft, check out this easy upcycled idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old cardboard box Scissors Clear-drying school glue Orange, white, green and black tissue paper Markers Paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween-themed jack o' lantern or ghost design. Flatten the cardboard box. Draw either an oval pumpkin or a free-flowing ghost shape onto the float board. Cut the shape out. Tear the tissue into smaller-sized...

No-Carve Pumpkin Family Art Activity

Are you looking for an easy no-carve pumpkin idea? Celebrate Halloween with your kids and decorate a family of jack o'lanterns—minus the sharp knives and carving tools. This easy art activity is ideal for families with young children or anyone who wants to decorate for the upcoming fall holiday. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Pumpkins in different sizes- Choose one size per family members. For example, mom and dad are the largest pumpkins and the children are smaller versions. Craft paint Paint brushes Permanent markers Clear-drying school glue Yarn Scissors How-To Steps Give each family member one pumpkin. Each...

Halloween Glitter Pumpkin Art for Kids

Get out the glitter and craft this pretty pumpkin for Halloween! Your creative kids will enjoy this sparkling holiday art activity. Display the finished product in your home during a Halloween party or use it as not-so-spooky trick-or-treat decor. Not only is this kids' craft a fun way to celebrate the holiday, it also doubles as an educational art activity. Help your child to learn more about color, texture and shape while creating their own 2-D paper jack o' lantern. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Black card stock paper (8x10-inch sheets) Orange card stock paper (also, 8x10-inch sheets) Orange...

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...