Do your kids like to paint with water? This easiest and least messy of kids’ art activities can be done anywhere (although a chalkboard works especially well) and any time. Maia and Daphne both like to paint with water on the chalkboard and on the zen board. Half the fun, it seems, is the ephemeral […]
Kids Painting Activities
Kids love to paint! These kids painting activities range from spin painting, marble rolling, body painting, fingerpainting, to painting with a variety of brushes and other materials and on a range of surfaces.
We made some simple magnet sticks last week and they have been inspiring way more creating and creativity than I could possibly have imagined. Making them was a creative activity in itself, and yet the magnet sticks are one of those products that inspire open-ended play and creative expression. This was a project Daphne and […]
We're getting into Valentine's Day making and decorating a little early this year. I don't understand why I get so inspired by hearts every year, but I do. My kids are all for hearts year round, by the way. This time we painted heart doilies, which we strung together into a Valentine's bunting (with the addition […]
Have you tried foam paint? It's like shaving cream, but better. And you know how much we like shaving cream around here. (Refreshers here, here, and here. Just for starters.) Shaving cream may not be the neatest art material around, but when it comes to sensory art and sensory play, it's tops. Just ask any kid. Well, the colored […]
Maia and I made these little hanging glitter stars last week, inspired by the large lighted stars we've fallen in love with. While the larger ones were made from yard sticks, these were made from little popsicle sticks. Plus generous amounts of glitter, of course, to sparkle in the glow of the Christmas lights. They […]
So you say the first day of winter is December 21st? Details, details… We declare it to be winter as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten. Maybe even before. There may not be snow on the ground here in North Carolina yet, but that's nothing a few art supplies and a vivid imagination […]