Welcome to The Parents’ Corner!
Here you’ll find ideas and activities for sharing art with the children in your life, including how to set up a kids’ art space, my favorite art supplies for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids, and how to talk to your kids about art. In addition, there are hundreds of fun and easy arts and crafts activities that will inspire your children’s creativity.
Ideas to Get You Started with Children’s Art and Crafts
Are you new to The Artful Parent or to making art with children? Check out some of these posts to get your family started on your own artful journey.
- My Art Supply List
- My Top 10 Art Materials for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Big Kids
- How to Encourage Drawing Skills, Confidence & Creativity in Young Children
- How to Talk to Kids About their Art
- Read one of my books on children’s art and creativity, The Artful Parent and The Artful Year
Art for Children Organized By Type of Activity
Looking for posts by type of art activity? Click below. Or click here for the visual directory.
- WATERCOLOR Painting
- DRAWING Ideas & Activities
- Suncatchers & STAINED GLASS
- SCULPTURE and 3-D Art
- PLAYDOUGH, Clay & Other Doughs
- PRINTMAKING Ideas for Kids
- COLLAGE Ideas
- NATURE Art & Exploration
- COOKING with Kids
- Artful SCIENCE Experiments
- Homemade ART MATERIALS
Popular Posts :: Childrens Art and Crafts
Want to read some the most popular Artful Parent posts? These get read the most…
- Making Melted Bead Suncatchers
- Melting Ice Science Experiment
- Construction Toys for Kids :: 7 Ways My Kids Use Magnetic Tiles
- 39 Ways to Play and Learn with Playdough
- 8 Sensory Activities for Kids to Fill the Witching Hour
Art for Toddlers
Help the youngest members of your household start down the creative path.
- 7 Simple Art Activities for Toddlers
- 11 Great Art Materials for Toddlers
- Download my printable Top 10 Art Materials for Toddlers
Art Games & Activities
There are so many ways to use art for creative games!
Our favorite kids’ art materials and tools, plus recipes for homemade art materials, and ways to stock an art cupboard on a budget.
- The 25 Best Kids Art Materials
- The Best Kids Art Tools for a Successful Experience
- Kids Art Supplies on a Budget
- Choosing Paper for Your Children’s Art
Children’s Art Groups
Interested in starting or joining a children’s art group?
- How to Start a Children’s Art Group
- Toddler Art Class with Process Art and Music
- An Art Reception for the Toddlers
Some activities seem to promote creativity and creative thinking more than others.
Benefits of Art & Creativity
Why is art and time for creativity important?
Children’s Art Spaces
Create one or more child-friendly art spaces in your home to encourage everyday creativity.
- How to Set Up a Kids Art Space that Builds Creative Confidence and Independence
- Kids Art Space :: How to Create One That Will Get Used
- Making Our Studio Toddler Friendly
- Siblings and Accessible Art Supplies
Art Display and Storage
What to do with all the art your children make?
- 21 Ways to Display Kids Artwork
- Organizing and Storing Kids’ Art
- Display Kids Art on a Poster
- Putting A Child’s Artwork on a Canvas
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