Turn a simple paper plate into a colourful, noisy, musical shaker.
I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
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…]
We all know that children learn best when they are having fun, using a hands-on approach, and working across the curriculum so they are able to make connections and build their knowledge up from the things they already know about. But how does that work practically?
It can be hard for us, as parents and teachers, to know the best way to offer our children this rich, creative learning experience – especially if our own schooling was different. And perhaps we favour one style of learning – maybe you think of yourself as arty, but no good at maths, or vice versa. We might not feel confident about teaching across subjects, or unsure how to build links between different disciplines. However, it’s simply the best opportunity for our children if we do.
That’s why I created this Art of Circles workshop. It’s a math-meets-art curriculum, with hands-on projects that are beautiful, fun, and engage children from both a visual, arts perspective, and a mathematical one.
I’ve run this workshop with my own children, and within my family art clubs. It works so well to introduce new math concepts, reinforce children’s learning in a whole-brain way, and get children thinking about how they can creatively, and uniquely, use math and art together. And did I mention the projects are gorgeous?
The ART of CIRCLES workshop
Try some colourful circle art to explore shapes and scissor skills.
Circle art to explore shapes and scissor skills
This paper plate spring wreath is great for toddlers and preschool. It’s easy to make and ever so pretty!
Paper plate spring wreath for preschool
This paper plate Easter basket craft is really simple to make, but ever so pretty! And each child can add their own art to the design.
Paper plate Easter basket craft [Read more…]
This paper plate moon and stars is a pretty but easy to make Ramadan craft for kids.