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

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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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