5 Art Project Ideas for Kids

5 art projects for kids

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Every year, Nicholas and I work on a few art projects together. He likes to create and the county fair art show gives us a good excuse to spend some time working together. You can see some of his past creations here.

Throughout the year I add pins to my Kids Art Board on Pinterest. Then when it’s time to start painting, I let him look through the pins and […]

Love Letter Wall Art

love letter art

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We’re continuing the Valentine’s Day 2015 mantle project reveal with this LOVE letter wall art tutorial. It’s such a simple and quick way to add a festive atmosphere to a room. I’m using pastel colors this year, but I think bright reds and pinks would look really nice, too.

 

Supplies needed:

large canvas wood letters paint & foam brush jewels Aleene’s glue {my favorite} hot glue gun

 

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Make your own Valentine’s Day Art

Valentine's Day Mantle

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to decorate! This year, I decided to create some art for the mantle. {You can check out last year’s mantle here.}

 

 

Here’s what I did.

1. I painted a large canvas with a heart and stripes. {Tutorial posted below.}

2. To incorporate my built in shelves, I painted another canvas peacock blue with a cursive love.

3. The X and O were […]

Germany Trip – Part 2 – A Paris Excursion

Paris

Our second vacation week took us on a four day excursion to Paris. It was super fun to have my parents with us on the trip. Lots of memories were made. {Read more about our Germany trip here.}

We got up bright and early to catch a train from Aalen to Stuttgart.

Then we took the TGV (high speed train) from Stuttgart to Paris.

We arrived at our hotel a little after noon. […]

County Fair Recap

Franklin County Fair

For those of you following on facebook, you already know that we enjoyed a very fun-filled and successful county fair week. It was our first time entering arts and crafts in the senior fair as well as participating in 4-H.

I am so happy to share the results with you, dear readers, who cheer me on to pursue new art forms and encourage me with your kind comments!

Here are Nicholas’ entries.

Field of Flowers […]

Garden Gnome Collage Art

Garden Gnome Art

You are going to love this project! I was browsing the Internet for kid’s art projects and found this cute Garden Gnome Art project.

Supplies needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush scrap-booking paper glue scissors black marker

Clara took the following pictures for her 4-H photography project. She was supposed to show a “how to” story through pictures.

1. Paint a green garden background.

2. Cut out the gnome body and clothes. You could […]

Under the Sea ~ Collage Art

Franklin County Fair 2013

Here’s another fun and colorful art project for kids. Nicholas made this Under the Sea Art Collage to enter into the fair. We had a great time working together.

Here’s what you’ll need:

canvas acrylic paint shells, starfish… sand construction paper tissue paper green glitter glue {school glue & super glue} sponge brush Q-tips anything else you can think of

 

1. Paint the sand and water.

2. Paint seaweed using acrylic paint. Cut […]

Stained Glass Circle Art

stained glass circle art

Looking for a fun and simple art project for the kids this summer? Look no further. They will love creating stained glass circle art. {I found directions to the project here.}

Supplies needed:

acrylic paint Q-tips cup

1. Create circles using black paint and cup.

2. Let the circles dry. Then fill in the circles with lots of color. {Nicholas likes to use Q-tips. He uses a different one for each color.}

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Field of Flowers ~ Tutorial

Flower Field Art

We’re continuing our week of art and working on masterpieces for the kids to enter into the fair. I stumbled across this fun, colorful Field of Flowers art project over at Angela Anderson’s blog.

Materials needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush toothbrush Q-tips canvas

1. Paint background of sky and fields with watered down acrylic paint.

2. Add small flowers using toothbrush to “spray” on paint.

3. Add colorful circles using Q-tips; […]

Birch Tree Art

Birch Tree Art

The kids and I are working on some art projects to enter into the county fair. I absolutely LOVE this birch tree art project. You can find easy to follow instructions over at Doodle All Day.

1. We taped off our trees.

2. After swirling on the rubber cement and outlining the grassy area with oil pastels we painted the sky and grass.

3. Nicholas painting the trees with acrylic paint and […]