Kids Arts and Crafts Activities Directory

500+ Kids Arts and Crafts Activities

27.7K Shares

A directory of 500+ kids arts and crafts activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and suncatchers.

Kids Arts and Crafts Activities Directory

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

I’ll highlight some of our very best kids’ art activities by category below. You’ll find drawing ideas, painting techniques, collage activities, and more.

If you’re looking for a specific material or technique you can click on a category below or use the search button in the right-hand sidebar. 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

Kids Painting Activities

Kids love to paint! The kids painting activities on The Artful Parent 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.

Here are a couple top posts to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 50+ Painting Activities for Kids!

Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

Drawing for Kids – Creative Ideas & Activities

We have lots of ideas, activities, and games for drawing with kids here on The Artful Parent, including observational drawing, drawing prompts, and creative drawing exercises and drawing games.

Here are a few top activities to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 75+ Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids!

40+ Printmaking Activities for Kids

Printmaking Ideas for Kids

Looking for some printmaking ideas for kids? I’ve got you covered! We have more than 40 great printmaking activities and ideas for children here on The Artful Parent. The printmaking techniques and art activities included here are monoprinting, muffin tin printing, styrofoam printing, printing with found objects, string and yarn printing, hand prints, and car wheel printing.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 40+ Printmaking Ideas for Kids!

3-D Art and Sculpture Activities for Kids

3D Art and Sculpture Ideas for Kids

Looking for 3D art and sculpture ideas for kids? We have more than 25 for you here on The Artful Parent, including toothpick sculptures, building with cardboard, plus both wood sculptures annd ice sculptures.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 25+ 3D Art and Sculpture Ideas for Kids!

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - 50+ Watercolor Art Activities for Children

Watercolor Projects for Kids

Looking for watercolor art activities for children? We have more than 50 for you here on The Artful Parent, including simply painting, printing, doing watercolor resist activities, and multimedia art projects, as well as for various science experiments and dyeing a range of items.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 50+ Watercolor Projects Kids Love!

Suncatcher Crafts Kids Can Make - 50+ Suncatcher and Stained Glass Activities for Children

Stained Glass and Suncatcher Crafts 

We LOVE stained glass and suncatchers! They capture light and color in such a magical way. We have more than 50 stained glass and suncatcher art activities for kids here on The Artful Parent!

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 50+ Stained Glass and Suncatcher Crafts Kids can Make!

30+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

Looking for 3D art and sculpture ideas for kids? We have more than 25 for you here on The Artful Parent, including toothpick sculptures, building with cardboard, plus both wood sculptures and ice sculptures.

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 30+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids!

More Than 50 Collage Art Ideas for Kids

Collage Art Ideas for Kids

We have more than 50 collage art ideas for kids here on The Artful Parent, including including basic paper collage, contact paper collage, sticker collage, mixed media artwork, and 3-D collage.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 50+ Collage Art Ideas for Kids!

50-Toddler-Art-Activities

Toddler Art Activities

There are so many fun toddler art ideas here on The Artful Parent. We have lots of action art and sensory art activities to keep young children engaged while encouraging exploration.

7 Process Art Activities for Toddlers,  5 BEST Toddler Art Activities and 5 Low Mess Creative Activities for Kids are all great starting points.

Or try some of our favorite art activities for toddlers:

33 ideas for nature art for kids, including land art, journals, & leaf prints. Some of these art activities are inspired by nature; some use nature items.

Nature Art for Kids

Looking for nature art ideas for children? We have more than 30, including land art, observational drawing, leaf printing, and nature suncatchers.

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 33 Nature Art Ideas for Kids!

More than 21 Fun Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

Outdoor Art for Kids

Some art activities are better suited to the outdoors, whether because they involve nature, need more space, are extra messy, or use outdoor equipment. We have more than 20, including splatter painting, spray painting, and chalk art.

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

Want more? Click here for 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids!

I hope you found some fun kids arts and crafts activities to do!

Remember to use the search field in the right-hand sidebar if there’s something specific you’re looking for.

Looking for posts on getting started with kids’ art? Try these:  

The Artful Parent BookOr pick up a copy of The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul. Jean’s book will walk you through getting started, helping your kids thrive by offering a creative home environment, and how to do 60+ kids’ art activities!

Pin The Kids Arts and Crafts Activities Directory for later

Over 500 kids arts and crafts activities! Painting techniques, sculpture projects, drawing and collage ideas, suncatcher crafts, and more! #kidsart #kidsactivities #artsandcrafts #arteducation

27.7K Shares

88 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

27.7K Shares
Share2.9K
Pin24.9K