My kids love art and why shouldn't they? They can have fun and express themselves creatively while parts of their brain that might normally go unused during other activities. Whether it is painting, drawing or any other method of making art, you can find plenty of inspiration for kids art activities here. I have done some of these activities with kids as young as toddler age and almost all of them can be adapted for older kids. Obviously, use your judgement before doing any of the activities with children. You know your child best.
These children's art activities are easy and don't require lots of prep time. Below you'll find a few of our most popular art activities for kids. Don't be intimidated by doing art with your kids. Embrace the fun and the mess!
Kids painting with rolling pins - we love making art with common household objects.
Watercolor Circle Art - Learn about shapes while having fun and creating a work of art!
Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting - Hands down our most popular art activity. Move and paint!
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Crayon and Maker Art
Make Your Own Scratch Art Paper - Stop paying for scratch boards. It is so easy and inexpensive to make them yourself.
Paper Towel Art for Kids - markers and paper towels create a work of art.
Stained Glass Art with Sharpies - Look how easy it is to create stunning, eye catching art with kids.
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Untraditional Kids Art Activities
Soap Foam Prints - Art made from soap? Get ready for some good, clean fun!
DIY Shape Stickers - did you know you could make your own stickers? You won't believe how we did it.
Painting with Shaving Cream - Inexpensive to make and a great sensory experience for kids as well.