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Art projects for kids

Art projects for kids

Here is a list of fun art projects for kids ages 3 to 12. Kids love to work on these creative projects that use a variety of materials.

1. Macaroni picture frames

Age range: 3 to 12

Pasta art is the ultimate expression of the Italian style. The Art of the Pasta is a collection of over 100 pasta art pieces that showcase the Italian style of art. The art pieces are hand-crafted by Italian artisans in the heart of the city of Naples. Sure your kid won't be able to eat all of it, but you will be able to enjoy it as a unique and unique experience.

Art using dried pasta is not new. However, add a personal touch by making a macaronic picture frame. You can also take this this to the next level by adding a hook. Then, this picture frame turns into a Christmas tree ornament.

2. Handprint Thanksgiving turkey

Age range: 3 to 5

This project is a classic, but a good one. Have your kid put their hand on a piece of paper. Then, trace the hand with a pencil. Add turkey legs and a beak.

Child's Thanksgiving turkey hand outline art.
.Child's Thanksgiving turkey hand outline art.

This is a great project for a kid who is good at drawing. They can see the lines and the feathers. They can see the bird's eyes. I've seen this project done by children of all ages. It's a great way to show them that they can do anything they want to do.

This is a fun project for little ones. You can add a bird's eye, or even a bird's head. You can even have a bird that sings. This is a great project for a kid to do with their parents.

3. Painted refrigerator magnet

Age range: 7 to 12

If you're like me, then you put your kid's art on your fridge. Why not have your magnets also be art? You can get blank magnets at any craft store. Have your kids paint the magnet with acrylic paint.

For those who don't have a craft store, you can get a couple of magnets and paint them on a piece of paper. Cut out the shape of the magnet and put it on a piece of paper. You can also use a ruler to make a neat circle. Or, use a piece of paper to make a circle with a magnet. The magnet will be the perfect creation to hang up your art.

If you want to get fancy, you can also make a magnet that says “My Little Pony”.

4. Mud cave painting

Age range: 3 to 12

Mud used by kids to cave paint.
.Mud used by kids to cave paint.

This project is messy, but your kids will have a blast. Find some clay outside. Add water from a hose or wait until it has rained. Then, you can either find a blank wall or rock. Let your kid paint with the mud just like a cave-boy or cave-girl!

Kids can paint mud on this rock like cavemen!
.Kids can paint mud on this rock like cavemen!

Get creative!

If you have a lot of kids, you may have to do a lot of this. But don't worry, it's not too hard. The goal is to have your kids paint the walls of their little cave. The kids will have to learn to paint in a way that is fun and safe. They will learn how to use a paintbrush and a paint roller.

Children's clothes and boots will be muddy after playing in mud.
.Children's clothes and boots will be muddy after playing in mud.

5. Fake tattoos

Age range: 9 to 12

Older kids will love pretending that they have a tattoo. Blue or black erasable ink pens work best.

When you're done, you can use the pen to draw a picture on the child's face. You could also draw it on the child's arm or leg. If the child is still in the room, you can draw a picture on the child's forehead.

Don't worry! The ink is not permanent like a real tattoo. The ink will wear off over time.

It's best to have a child's name written down on a piece of paper before you start. If you want to get a tattoo of your child's name, you can write it on their stomach.

Tattoos are a way to show your attachment to your child. If you have a tattoo, your child will definitely remember it.

6. Paint snow angel

Age range: 3 to 12

This is another messy project, but children love it! Get an old tarp and inexpensive paint. Have your child wear very old clothes. The clothes will get ruined! Spread the paint onto the tarp and have your kid make “snow angels”!

The paint will stick to the tarp and the snow angels will be very beautiful.

I have a large tarp, and I have painted it with a white base. I am now going to use orange paint on top. I would like to add a small white dot on the top of the tarp. I have used a white spray paint can to paint the white paint. Is this required?

The paint will adhere to the tarp, and the snow angels will look beautiful. Polyethylene is a good stuff, and it is easy to work with. The paint can be used in a variety of ways, including using it as a top coat.

7. Pencil puppets

Age range: 7 to 12

Get a #2 pencil, felt, and some oogly-eyes. Use hot glue to add the eyes onto the pencil. Cut the felt into the shape of a beard. Glue the beard onto the pencil.

Now your pencil looks like a puppet!

You can also use hot glue to attach the mustache to the pencil's face.

Here is a simple pencil puppet that I made.
.Here is a simple pencil puppet that I made.

This is a perfect way to add a little flair to your pencils! This is a great tutorial for making a pencil mustache.

Want to learn more about how to make pencils? Keep practicing!

You can also decorate pens! Creative pen art is a wonderful way to add a little whimsy to your work.

Use your pencil to draw a character on paper. Then, use a sharpie to draw a character on the pencil. Never let your pencil go to waste.

8. Blindfolded doodle books

Age range: 3 to 12

This is a simple classic art project. Give your kid an empty notebook with a lot of paper. Also give them a pencil. Now, put a blindfold on your child and tell them to draw something. It is fun to see how hard it is to draw with your eyes closed!

A picture drawn by my child with a blindfold on.
.A picture drawn by my child with a blindfold on.

Drawing is a wonderful activity for children. It is a great way to learn to think creatively and to build their visual thinking skills. It is also a great activity for parents to give their children a chance to be creative. For example, if your child is a visual thinker, they can draw a picture of a tree. They can also draw a picture of a dog. Or, they can draw a picture of a house.

Blindfolds are available at most art stores. You can also buy them online. They are not expensive. You can buy a pair of blindfolds for about $10.00.

9. Picasso copycat

Age range: 10 to 12

Print out a picture of a Picasso painting and have your child replicate it using paint.

Painting is a great way to get your child to start thinking about the world around them, and to see their surroundings in a new way. The more you paint, the more you will be able to see, hear, smell and touch the world around you. When you paint, you can also use a paintbrush, to make a drawing. Paint on to a piece of paper or onto a piece of plastic.

Picasso's famous painting, “The Starry Night” is a great example of a picture that you can paint on. When you paint over it, you can see the stars in the background. This is a great way to get your child to see the stars more clearly

10. Penny sculture

Age range: 10 to 12

This one costs a few bucks…Get about 200 pennies from a local bank. Use a hot glue gun to create free-standing sculptures using the pennies. I used a small piece of white plastic. This is a great way to get a cheap, sturdy piece of art to add to your home.

You can also use quarters, nickels or dimes. You can also use old paper, cardboard, or even the contents of your trash can!

A sculpture made of pennies.
.A sculpture made of pennies.

Sculptures are very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be used as a focal point in a room, a piece of decoration, or even as a piece of furniture.

More ideas

I encourage you to come up with your own ideas. Art is a subjective experience. I don't want to make you feel like you have to agree with my ideas. I'm not going to tell you that it's good or bad. I'm going to let you find out for yourself.

So, what should you do?

I've been asked this question a lot. So, here's my advice:

  1. Listen to your heart.

    If you have a problem, don't make it worse by trying to make it better. You can't change your mind. You can only change your attitude.

  2. Learn about yourself.

    You can't change your mind. You can only change your attitude.

  3. Don't be afraid to experiment.

    If you're afraid to try something new, you're afraid to fail.