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 […]

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

gingerbread house decorating

It was Nicholas’ wish to decorate a gingerbread house this year. While out shopping this week, we picked up two gingerbread house kits.

Today, the kids finally got to build and decorate their houses.

 

Once the frame dried it was time to decorate.

 

 

 

Several hours later they finished and here are their colorful creations. Love them!

 

 

Two happy and proud decorators.

 

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7 Halloween Costume Ideas for a Boy and Girl

Halloween Costume Ideas

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With Halloween just around the corner I thought it would be fun to look back at all the Halloween costumes the kids have worn. So far, this year included, I have been able to convince them to dress as a “theme”. We’ve had lots of fun over the years thinking through and discussing the possibilities.

So, if you are looking for costume ideas for a sister and brother pair, I […]

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 […]

Flower Art ~ Water Color and Black India Ink

Flower Art

 

I came across this art project idea over at bloesm kids. The directions are very easy to follow. The one thing I would add is to make sure your paper is wet enough so the color will “spread”.

Best of all, it’s a very kid friendly project. They especially like working with the India ink.

 

Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

watercolor paper watercolor paint sponge brush paintbrush black India ink […]

Easter Bunny Wall Art

Bunny Wall Art

Here’s what we made at Bible club this week, bedazzled Easter bunny wall art. I think the favorite part for everyone was adding a little glitz and glamor to the canvas.

It’s a simple project that adds color and cheer and a little spring to your decor. Enjoy!

Supplies

canvas pink, purple, blue and aquamarine metallic paint 2″ white pom-pom acrylic jewels or beads ribbon for hanging sponge brush glue tape bunny template […]