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11 Fun & Easy Art Ideas for Kids

Creating art with your kids is a great way to get messy while spicing up a lazy afternoon! With activities ranging from prints to puffy paints, there is no limit to how you can have fun with your little ones. Check out our curated list of art projects below for a little inspiration:

1. String Painting:

This idea from Kiwi Crate is even better than finger painting! Try swirling a piece of string around to explore the magic of color and shapes.

 

2. Pasta Mosaic Art:

Buggy and Buddy offers a clever solution for making kid-friendly mosaics. These colored noodle and clay pieces are great vehicles for cute objects and abstract shapes alike!

 

3. Leaf Rubbings:

With fall right around the corner, this activity is a great way to show your kids all the unique textures in nature. Wordplayhouse provides a terrific demo for making the leaf-pressing process as easy as possible.

 

4. Fruit and Vegetable Prints:

Stamping is even more fun when fruit-shaped! Check out Pink Stripey Socks’ tutorial to learn three different ways to press, print, and play.

 

5. Paper Plate Sea Turtles:

Try using paper plates to make sea turtles, as shown by Crafts on Sea. Besides being adorable, you probably already have all the materials on hand!

 

6. Magazine Collage Art:

Recycle your magazines in a new way! Using a few sets of scissors and glue, this project from Kids Activities Blog is a great way for you and your little ones to make wacky designs together.

 

7. Hand Painted Fridge Magnets:

Both small and playful, these adorable canvas magnets from Happy Hooligans will add a bright pop of color to your refrigerator.

 

8. Microwave Puffy Paint:

It puffs and looks pretty! Consider the possibilities of this unique art experience at Tiny Rotten Peanuts.

 

9. Shaving Cream Marbling:

Equally fun to touch as it is to scrape off, this project is worth the mess due to stunning end results. Check out the full tutorial on The Artful Parent!

 

10. Paper Sculptures:

The kids will love curling the paper, and you’ll love hanging the finished products on your walls. Thanks to Art Actually, this project is easy to follow and fun to complete!

 

11. Floating Chalk Printing:

Talk about a beautiful and unique printing activity! Picklebums has great tips for creating these stunning pieces with your kids.

 

Whether used as a rainy day activity or to make homemade gifts for family, art projects are a fun way to explore your kids’ creativity. We hope you are inspired to express yourselves with these ideas, as well as to enjoy the messy delight of art together!

Do you have any art projects of your own to try? Let us know in the comments section below!

11 Fun & Easy Art Ideas for Kids

Room Board: Hello Maupoo’s “Modern and Cozy” Nursery

This month’s featured artist is Hello Maupoo!  Most of her designs have an modern abstract flare with a variety of colors.  Starting with a couple of her prints in walnut frames, we pulled her colors into the nursery with a brightly-colored rocking chair and lamp.  The look is completed by matching walnut furniture.

I like the dark colors and pops of color of this nursery!  Featuring wall art from BoomBoom Prints

 

1. Featured BoomBoom Prints Artwork

Modern Nursery Art from BoomBoom Prints

1. “Birds Pyramid” art print by BoomBoom Prints artist Hello Maupoo

2. “Droplets Dropps” art print by BoomBoom Prints artist Hello Maupoo

3. “Waterfall Dropps” art print by BoomBoom Prints artist Hello Maupoo

4. “Doll Dropps”  art print by BoomBoom Prints artist Hello Maupoo

 

2. Charcoal Throw pillow by BHDecor on Etsy

3. Bookends by Greener by Nature

4.  Stella Floor Lamp by Urban Outfitters

5. Sleepi Crib by Stokke

6. Sophia Houndstooth fabric by TheQuiltedNursery on Etsy

7.  Lazy Day Fabric on HalfMoonQuilts on Etsy

8. Eames Rocking chair on Houzz

9. Camp Bookcase by Pottery Barn Kids

10. “Little Sockosaurus” by TheRemakerie

Featured Artist: Hello Maupoo

 

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Meet Hello Maupoo!  A Los Angeles designer and jewelry maker.  Take a look at what she had to say to BBP:

 

BBP: When did you decide you first become interested in art? Did you know right away that you wanted to be an artist professionally?

I probably have known since childhood, but making a decision to become a full time artist took some time. Despite my love for art, I shied away from it. For instance, in college I didn’t major in fine arts because I thought it wasn’t serious or practical, though I always made a point of taking studio art class in order to make through the semester.  Only years later have I recognized my denial, how I always came back to art. After undergraduate school I studied graphic design, and worked several years professionally until I was ready to go out on my own. So here I am.

 

BBP: How did the name “Hello Maupoo” come about?

The name of my shop, Hello Maupoo, comes from my cat, Mau, nicknamed Maupoo.  I was never close to an animal — never understood or thought much about them — until I met Mau. Through her I’ve come to relate to and love animals.  I say Mau represents them all and inspires my designs.

 

BBP: If you had to describe your designs in 5 words or less, what would you say?

Whimsical, sweet, cute, modern, and simple.

 

BBP: What do you find inspires you most?

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where I get my inspiration. I am visually oriented, and I do seek visually stimulating scenes, online and out there in the world. The internet hosts an explosion of great design and art sites that always inspire and excite me. “Out there” in the real world I enjoy nature, and urban landscapes like L.A. downtown too. Nature gives me that sense of freedom, and Downtown LA draws me in with its enclaves of vibrant street art, artsy shops, the best restaurants, and communities of artists.  Like anybody I am tuned into my environment.  My mind is, I think unconsciously, always absorbing and defining the world.  When I am ready to work, all that comes out through my artistic expression.

 

BBP: Do you have kids? If so, tell us a bit about them!

I don’t have kids but I do have three furry animals (a cat and two dogs, one being a 10 week puppy) who keep me lighthearted and fun.

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BBP: What would you say is the coolest thing about being a professional artist?

My shop gives me a place to be curious and imaginative. Whenever I create designs, I step into to the world of imagination, a place to be completely free and happy.  My hope is to offer a similar experience to my visitors. It’s an online shop, which means you don’t actually get to touch anything, so I’m doing my best to build an environment that brings you in as close as possible. My hope is to offer a piece of happiness and inspiration for the people who enter.

 

BBP: What do like most about collaborating with BoomBoom Prints? What are your thoughts on the idea of customizable artwork?

I didn’t know about BoomBoom prints until recently. I am excited to collaborate and share my work. I’m also appreciative of the opportunity for exposure and connection with the Boomboom Prints community. Regarding the customization, I say, why not?

 

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BBP: What did your room look like while you were growing up?

My room had holiday themes. I decorated the wall with images for Valentines, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, all holidays. I enjoyed making them, and to be surrounded by these images added to the festiveness of my space and world.

 

BBP: Do you find yourself designing in all sorts of locations? Where does the magic happen?

I am often working in my home studio. It’s a studio I share with my husband, cat, and two dogs. It’s a small space but I have all the things I need to start creating.

 

BBP: What would you tell a kid who said they wanted to be an artist?

Go for it!

 

BBP: Any other fun facts you’d like to add? 

Yellow makes me happy. I am obsessed with yellow and drawn to anything yellow. Don’t show me anything with yellow because I will want it.

 

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Blog: Hello Maupoo

 

 

Be sure to check out HelloMaupoo‘s designs on BoomBoom Prints! Also you can follower Hello Maupoo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or check out her blog