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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

Inspiration Board: Haidi Shabrina’s Shower Gift Basket

This week’s gift board is inspired by BoomBoom Prints’ featured artist, Haidi Shabrina. Her bright, folk artsy prints are adorable accompaniments alongside other cheery gifts, personalizing the entire collection. Whether looking at gifts for a baby shower, birthday or just because, we hope you find inspiration from our Folk Artsy Gift Basket.

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1. Burlap Growth Chart – Flutter Bunny Boutique

2. Baby Girl Knit Hat – Etsy

3. “The Wonderful Whale” Pink Onesie – Haidi Shabrina of BBP

“The Ducky Duck” White Bib – Haidi Shabrina of BBP

“I Have Nothing to do Today but Smile” 8 x 10 Canvas Print – Haidi Shabrina of BBP

4. Fade Up Rattan Floor Basket – Land of Nod

5. 25 dollar Gift Card – BoomBoom Prints

6. Animal Nesting Dolls – Not on the High Street

 

And check out what she had to say to us here!

Inspiration Board: Kathrin Legg’s Rocket Scientist Gift Set

This fun gift basket was inspired by Kathrin Legg‘s designs.  Whether your child wants to observe the planets or fly among them, this basket provides the perfect inspiration to get started.  After all, the best kinds of dreams are those among the stars!

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1. “Sleep Now Little One” 11 x 14 Framed Art Print – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

2. Needle Felted Astronaut Space Mobile – Etsy

3. Sugarbooger® By O.R.E Flatware Set In Outerspace – Bed Bath & Beyond

4. There’s No Place Like Space: All About our Solar System Hardcover Book  – Amazon

5. “Rocket” Tote Bag – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

6. “My Cosmic Garden” Kiwi Onesie – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

7. Starry Skies Organic Baby Blanket – EllieFunDay