Kids Arts and Crafts Activities :: Over 500 Fun, Artful Things for Kids to Do

The Artful Parent Kids Arts and Crafts Directory -- Over 500 Fun, Artful Activities for Kids!

Looking for an art activity to do with your kids? You’ve come to the right place! You can find over 500 kids arts and crafts activities and ideas here on The Artful Parent.

If you’re looking for a specific material or technique you can search by category below—three top posts from each category are highlighted and you can click the “more” button or the category header to go to the page dedicated to that material. There are between 30 and 70 activities in most of the categories listed, so you should find lots of ideas to explore if you just want to poke around and get inspired!

500+ Kids Arts and Crafts Activities

Painting Activities for Kids

Spin Painting

 
Q-Tip Pointillism for Kids

 
Body Tracing and Painting

 
More Kids Art

Spin Painting                    Q-Tip Pointillism for Kids      Body Tracing and Painting

Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

DIY Frame Wallpaper for Childrens Drawing

 
Simon Says Draw

 
Leaf Drawing and Doodling

 
Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

DIY Frame Wallpaper         Simon Says, Draw!              Leaf Doodling

Collage Art Ideas for Kids

Contact Paper Sticker Collage

 
Washi Tape Collage with Printed Masking Tape

 
Collage Cardboard Dollhouse

 
Collage Art Ideas for Kids

DIY Contact Paper Stickers            Washi Tape Art         Collage Cardboard Dollhouse

Printmaking Ideas for Kids

Printmaking for Kids

 
Printmaking for Kids

 
Printing with Yarn

 
More Kids Art

Styrofoam Printing                Muffin Tin Printing                   String Printing

Stained Glass and Suncatcher Ideas for Kids

Melted Bead Suncatchers

 
Fall Nature Suncatchers

 
Stained Glass Bunting

 
More Kids Art Activities and Craft Projects

Melted Bead Suncatchers          Nature Suncatchers           Stained Glass Bunting

3D Art and Sculpture Ideas for Kids

Grape and Toothpick Sculptures

 
Cardboard Castle

 
Wire Sculptures with Pipecleaners

 
3-D Art and Sculpture Ideas for Kids

Grape + Toothpick Sculptures     Cardboard Castle                  Wire Sculptures

Watercolor Techniques and Ideas for Kids

Flower Printing with Watercolor Stamp Pads

 
Two Watercolor Techniques Combined

 
More Painted Coffee Filter Snowflakes

 
More Kids Art Activities

Flower Printing            Rubber Cement Resist & Salt   Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Kids Science Experiments to Encourage Creativity

Melted Ice Science Experiment Square 2

 
Painted Daisies Science Experiment

 
Baking Soda Volcano Science Experiment

 
More Kids Art

Melting Ice Science Experiment     Painted Daisies                Baking Soda Volcano

Playdough Ideas Clay and Other Doughs

Candy Cane Playdough Recipe

 
39 Ways to Play with Playdough

 
Beaded Salt Dough Ornaments

 
Playdough Ideas for Kids

Candy Cane Playdough            39 Playdough Ideas           Salt Dough Ornaments

Nature Art Crafts and Play Ideas for Kids

Nature Crafts for Kids

 
Nature Crafts for Kids

 
Nature Crafts for Kids

 
More Kids Art

Flower Petal Art Box                 Painted Rocks                Leaf Printing on Fabric

Cooking with Kids Ideas and Recipes

Fruit Necklace Snack for Kids

 
Monster Bread

 
Making Candy Cane Lollipops

 
Cooking with Kids Ideas and Recipes

Fruit Necklace                       Monster Bread              Candy Cane Lollipops

Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make

Dye Pasta Beads

 
Air Dry Clay

 
DIY Puffy Paint

 
More Kids Art

Dyed Pasta Beads                  Air Dry Clay                            Puffy Paint

Are you looking for posts on getting started, creating an art space, or encouraging toddler art? You can find a list of helpful posts by subject in the Parents’ Corner.

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