A roll of wallpaper – either a leftover from decorating at home, or bought cheaply from the DIY store roll-ends bin, provides a great canvass for your child’s artwork. The scale of the wallpaper roll lends itself very well to drawing a landscape, such as a beach picture. Or create a street which you can drive toy cars a long. Another fun idea is to have your child lie down on the wall paper and then draw round them to get a child-size outline. You can then colour them in – copying what they are actually wearing or making up a fantstic imaginary outfit.
This ice painting process art idea, taken from my new ebook and online art course for families Art Spark, includes the extra sensory element of coldness. It’s a fun hands-on activity, particularly good as an outdoor art exploration and for keeping cool on hot summer days.