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Kids Arts and Crafts Books by Jean Van’t Hul

Kids arts and crafts books by Jean Van’t Hul include The Artful Parent and The Artful Year, both written for families to use to have fun, raise creative kids, and celebrate art and life. Invitation to Draw is Jean’s latest book and is currently available for preorder.

Kids Arts and Crafts Books by Jean Van't Hul
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The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity is my first book and has the tools and information you need to encourage your children’s creativity through art. It’s been translated into several languages and sold around the world and was recently completely updated and revised.

The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts & Recipes contains a year’s worth of family crafts, art activities, recipes, and more to help make each season special.

Invitation to Draw: 99 Drawing Prompts to Inspire Kids’ Creativity is filled with drawing prompts that inspire kids’ creativity. It’s the perfect activity for kids during quiet time, transitions, travel, waiting at doctor’s office, restaurants, etc.

Jean Van't Hul, author of The Artful Parent books, Photo by Brackett Studios
Photo by Rebekah Brackett of Brackett Studios

Here’s a bit about each, including where you can find more about them…

Kids Arts and Crafts Books for Kids

The Artful Parent book and art supplies
Cover of The Artful Parent Book, Revised Edition, by Jean Van't Hul

The Artful Parent

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity is the art book for children by Jean Van’t Hul.

Winner of the 2013 Family Choice Awards and named one Amazon’s Best Crafting Books, this book provides the tools and inspiration to provide an art-rich environment that encourages children’s creativity, imagination, and self-confidence. Topics covered include:

  • Get started
  • Choose art supplies
  • Set up an art space
  • How to talk to kids about art
  • Fun arts & crafts activities

You can order The Artful Parent book on Amazon and read more than 220 reviews for the book (5-star cumulative between 1st & 2nd editions).

Cover of The Artful Year Book by Jean Van't Hul

The Artful Year

Celebrate the seasons and holidays through art, crafts, and cooking together with The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts by Jean Van’t Hul.

The Artful Year takes you through the year with many creative ways to celebrate each of the seasons and holidays with arts and crafts, food, picture books, and more. It includes over 175 family-friendly activities! The book includes:

• Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season
• Decorations to make as a family
• Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat)
• Ideas for celebrating the holidays together
• Suggested reading lists of children’s picture books about the seasons and holidays

Find The Artful Year on Amazon (currently out of print but available in ebook format).


Invitation to Draw

Invitation to Draw: 99 Drawing Prompts to Inspire Kids’ Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul is totally different from my previous books and yet still all about kids’ art and creativity.

Drawing prompts are like magic!

Drawing prompts help children draw and think more creatively by inspiring them with interesting and challenging art prompts and questions. 

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Kids arts and crafts books by Jean Van't Hul include The Artful Parent ( on getting started with kids art and creativity) and The Artful Year (helping families celebrate the seasons and holidays).