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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

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How to Make your Nursery Feel Like Home

Are you stuck in the depths of baby-planning, unsure of how to personalize a special nursery for your newcomer? Worry no more! Take a look at our 7 tips so you can find small and simple ways to spice up the space. Who knows, you may even get inspired to decorate your own room!

1. Display your books – Whether you have stacks of books or just a few, a simple display can transform any empty wall. A tall bookcase offers subtle elegance to the room, two bookends display a clever attention to detail when encasing your favorite publications, and exposed shelves that house a few of your favorites show off your distinct flavor when intermingled with photos and other memories. No matter how you decide to showcase your reading material, this simple addition adds class and comfort to your little one’s new space.

2. Add green! – Placing a plant in your room can work wonders for the atmosphere. This easy option adds comfort no matter if you want big floor plants or tabletop flowers, and you can even use fake plants if watering isn’t your thing.

simple interior3. Personalize with unique art – We’ve seen how much of a difference it makes! The transformation from bland room to comfortable abode is incredible when a few pieces of art are added to previously empty walls.

4. Add a cool rug – Just like adding some flora and fauna, a rug is an easy way to tie any room together. Besides feeling soft on your feet, this ground-level accent will liven up your entire space! Check out a few of our personal favorites here, here, and here.

5. Find eclectic accents to add to the room – As long as they are out of Baby’s way, interesting figurines and objects are great ways to add character to your transformed space. You can make them into a mobile for your little one to gaze up to, or set them to the side for a decorative touch. If small objects just don’t do it for you, try lining differently-shaped bottles along the windowsill or as a tabletop centerpiece! You can find them at any thrift shop or rummage sale, and even IKEA offers several options.

6. Make comfort most important – Find the fluffiest pillows and the softest blankets to make your nursery a place you’ll never want to leave. We can guarantee that your new cozy spot will be even cozier with a little one in tow!

7. Make your own DIY accents for a special touch – Get out your tools, head to Pinterest, and gear up for a surprisingly easy ride. As long as you find small projects, a little DIY love can really spice up your room. We love the classy look of gold spray paint on small objects, and Better Homes and Gardens has some great ideas on how to use it, too! Also, stay tuned for next week when we’ll have a few DIY ideas of our own for you to try out!

Got ideas to add to this list? Share them in the comments below!

Nursery Inpiration and Ideas Room Board from BoomBoom Prints

Roomboard: The Nesting Spot’s Seaside Nursery

Imagine gazing out to the bright blue oceanside, a salty sea spray landing upon your lap as you soak up the warm sunshine. While you may not get the chance to venture to the sea this summer, you can still bring the tranquility to your home with a seaside nursery for your little one! Inspired by The Nesting Spot’s “You Are Loved” canvas print, this Roomboard ties the peaceful blues of the ocean with the peachy pinks of summer seashells and warm smiles. So go ahead, get inspired to create your own summer getaway at home!

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1. Assembly Home Daphne Printed Rug – Urban Outfitters

2. “You are Loved” 16 x 20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas – The Nesting Spot, BoomBoom Prints

3. Big Dipper Arc Floor Lamp – CB2

4. White Baby Appleseed 3-in-1 Convertible Crib – Simply Baby Furniture

5. White Wedding Seashells – Invitation in a Bottle

6. Arbor Floret Pillows – Anthropologie

7. White Leather Joya Rocking Chair – Land of Nod

8. Mint Threshold Accent Table – Target