Posts Tagged "kids’ art"

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...

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...

Kids’ Shamrock Collage Art for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an artsy shamrock kids' craft. This collage activity will help your child to build fine motor skills, explore different textures, develop color recognition abilities and get creative—all while they make a cute craft for the holiday! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White or light-colored poster board paper Tissue paper in shades of green Construction paper in shades of green Other green papers and materials (such as craft felt, craft foam or corrugated paper) Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How To Art-Making Steps Draw shamrocks onto the different types and shades of paper. Use a...