Dot to Dot Challenge Art Activity for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Post by Meri Cherry Did you ever do a painting with your child and before you knew it, it was one big brown moosh? Yup, I’m familiar with that too. The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a great way for kids to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating something beautiful. Keep reading…

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Ready, Set, Draw with a Free Printable Drawing Guide by Craftsy

Ready, Set, Draw :: A Free Printable Drawing Guide

The kids and I have been drawing more lately, using a free Craftsy eGuide on illustration basics as our inspiration for some of the activities. We’ve been practicing drawing emotions, making line drawings, and experimenting with different methods for coloring illustrations. The eGuide is called Ready, Set, Draw! Illustration Basics for Beginners and was created…

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The Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game for Kids and Adults

The Combination Man or Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game

I grew up playing what many people call the Exquisite Corpse drawing game, but I think we just called “the drawing game.” In the game, a group of people take turns drawing sections of a human body, passing the covered drawing to the next person, and adding to the next drawing. I put it in…

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The Best Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By

The Best Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By

I’ve been sharing some of the best parenting quotes on my facebook page from time to time (my favorites anyway) and they are often the most popular and re-shared items on my page. So today I wanted to gather them here for reference and easy accessibility—both for you and for me. Here goes… Note ::…

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16 Printable Art Activities for Kids that Encourage Creativity

16 Printable Art Activities for Kids

The other day, I shared 11 DIY art activity pages to make for kids based on their interests. But sometimes you just don’t want to do anything more than press the print button. So, while the the make-your-own versions are endlessly customizable, printable art activities are quick and easy and more professional looking. Today, I’m…

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11 DIY Art Activity Pages for Kids to Encourage Creativity

11 DIY Art Activity Pages for Kids

There are a lot of kids’ activity books out there, and even a lot of kids’ art and doodle books. And some might even be pretty good. But I like to make my own art activity pages for my kids. Even books. Why? I can create something on the fly in response to a current interest…

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10 Reasons to Make Your Own Art Materials for Kids Art

10 Reasons to Make Your Own Art Materials

A few days ago, I shared 40+ homemade art materials for kids, including lots of great paint recipes, different ways to make playdough, some DIY drawing materials, and more. But why make your own kids’ art materials when they are so readily available for purchase? There are actually many good reasons, if you have the time…

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Homemade Art Materials for Kids Art - More than 40 Recipes and Tutorials

40+ Homemade Art Materials for Kids

I’m a self-proclaimed kids’ art fanatic and I collect art materials the way some women collect shoes. I just love art materials and have way more than we really need. However, as much as I love buying and trying new kids’ art materials, I truly believe that oftentimes the best ones are those we make…

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DIY Puffy Paint for Kids - Homemade Recipe and Kids Art Activity

DIY Puffy Paint for Kids

We’ve made homemade puffy paint many times over the years. Only, what we have called puffy paint is not actually puffy at all, either before or after it’s dry. It’s made from flour and salt and dries as hard as a rock. It’s raised, yes. And lots of fun to make and create with. But…

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Melted Crayon Sea Shell Crafts for Kids

Melted Crayon Sea Shells

We’ve always been big fans of melted crayon rock art. Fanatic, even. So when I first saw Asia’s post about melted crayon sea shells on Fun at Home with Kids, I knew we’d have to try it. We did, and I shared photos in my post about ocean crafts last summer. This year we made…

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Kids Art Videos on The Artful Parent YouTube Channel

Art in Action with Kids Art Videos

Hello, my friends! You may have noticed that I’ve dipped my toes into video lately. After years of wanting to make art videos but being scared of the format (it must be too hard, etc), I was finally convinced by my friend Ana of Babble Dabble Do to give it a try. Her science and…

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