100 kids art projects

100 kids art projects, organised by material, technique, topic and season

100 kids art projects

Exploring art is such an important part childhood (and beyond!) With just a simple set of materials you are giving your child the opportunity to explore

the math of shapes, colour mixing, geometry and more;

storytelling and language development as they draw characters, create a scene and talk about their art;

sensory experiences as they swirl paint, smear glue and tear paper;

science discovery as they explore the properties of glue, paint and card;

and the uplifting, joyful discovery of their own voice and vision, and the confidence to express themselves.

In this archive of kids art projects you’ll find process art, seasonal crafts, and ideas for exploring new materials. The art projects are indexed by topic, material, technique and theme, to help you find ideas that are just right for your child. Click through, take a look at the all the photos and pick a few to try. Read more »

Kids Art Explorers :: Making Puppets

Here’s a lovely eco art project that we’ve created as part of our Kids Art Explorers projects.

This month the Art Explorers are seeing what they can create using natural, outdoor materials. You can browse all the ideas already linked up below, and join in and make something with your own children, but first we’d like to introduce our puppets.

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Art Explorers: nature art for kids

Our Art Explorers project is back and we’re inviting you to join in with us and try something new with your children this month.

Art Explorers is all about investigating what art you can create with different materials. We love to see how things turn out, but the main focus is on enjoying the process of exploring new materials, combining things in different ways and simply seeing how your kids’ creativity and imagination flows.

In the past the Art Explorers have tried yarn art, going paper free and painting with anything apart from a paint brush. Are you up for this month’s challenge? Read more »

Newspaper art from yesterday’s news

newspaper art
As part of our Kids Art Explorers project this month we are trying out different places to create art. Instead of so often starting out with a small piece of white paper we’re trying out different surfaces. Last week we used a big, flat cardboard box to make an imaginary land. This time we’re using newspaper and turning yesterday’s news into today’s art.

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Cardboard box play: make an imaginary land

cardboard box play
Never mind the contents, empty cardboard boxes are such treasures. My daughters have been know to ‘reserve’ cardboard boxes as they arrive, especially if they are extra big or unusual shapes. This weekend there were no squabbles as the packaging for two fold-up camping tables provided them each with a big cardboard boxes they could create with.

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