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The Artful Parent Best of 2016

by Jean Van't Hul
December 29, 2016
The Best of 2016 on The Artful Parent Blog

Like many bloggers, I have an end-of-the-year ritual of sharing the best posts from the past year.

Not my favorites, but yours.

I go into analytics to see which of the posts on The Artful Parent were the post popular, the most visited, and create my annual “Best Of” list.

So here goes…

By far, the most visited spot on The Artful Parent is my directory of Kids Arts and Crafts Activities.

By far.

Next up, we have specific posts…

The Best of The Artful Parent 2016

The Artful Parent Best of 2016

The top 10 in descending order of popularity…

How to Do Pulled String Art with Kids

1.) Pulled String Art is Mesmerizing and Addictive!

10 Invitations to Create Art for Kids

2.) 10 Invitations to Create Art

The Best Open Ended Toys for Kids

3.) The Best Open Ended Toys for Kids

How to set up a kid friendly backyard to encourage active outdoor play. Includes elements to consider, such as sand & water play, privacy, toys, and plants.

4.) Set Up a Kid Friendly Backyard for Active Play

The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding.

5.) The Benefits of Art for Kids

How to make a bean pole teepee that is highly functional as well as attractive. This wonderful living garden teepee doubles as a kids' fort or hideaway.

6.) How to Make a Bean Pole Teepee

Kids Craft Ideas - 21 Crafts to Make for Pretend Play

7.) 21 Craft Ideas for Kids to Make then Play with

More than 21 Fun Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

8.) 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

15 Favorite New Art Activities for Kids

9.) 15 Favorite NEW Art Activities for Kids

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.

10.) Nature Art for Kids :: 33 Activities to Try

How about you? What were your favorite posts from The Artful Parent this past year?

The Best of The Artful Parent from Years Past

The Artful Parent Best of 2016 (from previous years)

I don’t know exactly how to take this but each of theses posts from years past were more popular than anything I wrote this year. But it happens every year. The most visited posts are always from years previous.

  1. How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers (2012)
  2. The Best Cherry Pie Recipe Ever (2012)
  3. 16 Printable Art Activities for Kids (2015)
  4. Glue Art on Canvas with Watercolors (2015)
  5. DIY Puffy Paint for Kids (2015)
  6. 21 Ways to Display Kids Artwork (2014)
  7. The 25 BEST Kids Art Materials (2014)
  8. What to do with Water Beads (2014)
  9. The Best Kids Board Games and Card Games (2014)
  10. Melting Ice Science Experiment with Salt and Color (2012)

More Best of Lists from Years Past…

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