Music and art feel like close siblings in the family of creative expression, yet I often encounter folks who are very comfortable in the open-ended art realm but feel a lack of confidence in their ability to integrate music and music education with their kids or in their classrooms. My background is actually in music, […]
Kids Painting Activities
If you’re looking for new painting ideas for kids, here are seven that you may not have tried yet. Each involves little more than paint and paper, but the approach to each is different and unique. So change things up and give one of these art activities a go! First, though, here are three of my favorite kids’ […]
We’ve experimented with scraper painting a few times over the years, using handmade cardboard scrapers, old credit cards (actually just the fake ones you get in the mail sometimes and store loyalty cards), and combs and kitchen tools. It’s always a fun process! Daphne, six, tends to make abstract art with the scraper technique while […]
Have you tried spin painting? We’ve done it with salad spinners quite a bit in the past with good results (including with a toddler art group and later with a classroom full of five and six year olds). Many of us have salad spinners in our homes and the paint washes off easily afterward. However! […]
Post by Jamie Hand Combine science and art to demonstrate the force of gravity in a fun art project for kids. This STEAM-filled activity will have your child thinking creatively and becoming a problem solver. What is STEAM? STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Hand Made Kids Art believes […]
Our family participated in a lovely Valentines Day art activity this morning with each of us painting a map of our hearts. We included images and words for the things and people we love and value. This is not the first time we’ve done this Map of My Heart painting activity. Maia and I painted […]
Yarn paintings are a fun and tactile art activity for kids involving glue-soaked yarn and paint. The finished painting is strikingly three-dimensional.