Posts Tagged "kids’ art"

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...

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...