Art for School Age Kids

Arts and crafts activities for school age kids

Make Handmade Wrapping Paper with Foam Stickers

Easy Handmade Wrapping Paper

Have you tried making handmade wrapping paper with your kids? We’ve done it quite a bit, with different techniques each time, and it’s always satisfying! Plus I love that we get to be creative in the gift wrap too, whether the gift inside the package is handmade or store bought.

Kids Art Kits :: 6 DIY Gifts to Inspire Creativity

6 DIY Kids Art Kits to make as gifts

Want to encourage your children’s creativity? Give the gift of art. Bundle a few related art supplies together with an inspiring book or two and give to a young artist in your life. I’ve put together some ideas for themed kids art kits here to get you started. Or create your own based on the…

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How to Create Mixed Media Flowers

Mixed Media Flowers

Remember when I shared a while back about using the Craftsy printable on drawing faces? How helpful it was? Well, we’ve been using another one of their free e-guides recently to create mixed media flowers. Creating Flowers in Mixed Media The 5 botanical illustration tutorials included are :: How to Draw a Flower in 4 Simple Steps by Antonella…

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Trying Out a New Pottery Wheel for Kids

Using and Loving Kids Pottery Wheels

We have a new pottery wheel for kids. Maia set it up yesterday along with all the pottery tools (that came with the wheel) out on a table in the studio and started throwing a vase. Daphne watched for a while with Daine and then started playing with the old pottery wheel. After a while she…

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Make Awesome 3D Pumpkin Faces with Playdough and Poke-Ins

Playdough Pumpkin Faces - A Fun Halloween Decorating Activity for Kids

The kids and I decorated pumpkins with playdough Jack-O’-Lantern faces yesterday, inspired by the awesome Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool (and that I shared in my post on The Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids). Such a fun Halloween activity! EASY PUMPKIN FACES WITH PLAYDOUGH & POKE-INS MATERIALS Pumpkins Playdough (homemade or store bought) Garlic press…

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Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

Glue Resist Art Activity for Kids

You know how much children like to squeeze glue bottles? Well, here’s a glue resist art project for kids that gives them the opportunity to squeeze out glue to their hearts content. And then to paint the whole thing once the glue has dried. We did this with Halloween themes, just ’cause Halloween is around the corner,…

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DIY Apple Bunting

DIY Apple Bunting

I’ve been wanting to make an apple bunting with my kids ever since I saw this simple stamped apple garland on Multiples & More. Where she used burlap, though, I decided to try creating the bunting on the pages of an old book for the interesting contrast between the red apple prints and the black-and-white text. It…

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Autumn Leaves Painting

Autumn Leaves Painting

We try to change out the front door stained glass artwork with the seasons—always keeping it fresh and seasonal. So last week, we made an Autumn leaves painting and hung it in place of the spring/summer artwork that had been up for months. We’re not surrounded by Autumn leaves outside yet but there are a…

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