I love abstract painting for kids. No pressure to make a piece of art look “real” or like a neighbor’s artwork. Creating a piece of art that doesn’t have to look like anything in particular is a joy at any age!
These DIY coasters are an excellent intro to textile weaving and have a super cute, gifting worthy finished product. But maybe the best part is that they can be made from 100% up-cycled materials which means they are free to make. Totally free crafting- woohoo!
Taking old materials and bringing new life to them is one of the most exciting parts of being an art teacher. This wet chalk drawing process does juts that. Take the dirty stubs of chalk, add some water and check out the bright colors that are hiding underneath!
Teaching color in art is a basic elementary feat, right? Learning colors is done in pre-school, kindergarten, and of course, art class. What if we took it a step further and didn’t just teach the colors but also the color families, and how to make secondary and primary colors, and how the colors relate to one another?
Did you ever wonder how to make t-shirt yarn? Did you even know that was a “thing?” It is and it’s a super fun way to up-cycle a ratty t-shirt into cozy yarn perfect for crafting with.
Foil painting just requires an easy little switch. Foil instead of paper means a new painting surface; a slippery, reflective surface that’s extra fun to paint on.
Once you get the hang of it weaving can be a relaxing process and can make some pretty amazing finished products. This woven bowl is no exception.
Do your kids love mixing and making? If so this colored clay recipe will be right up your alley! Simple ingredients and plenty of opportunities for sensory fun make this air dry clay a sure winner.
Printmaking is a favorite process of mine because there are just so many amazing variations. These block wood prints take a traditional printmaking idea and put a simple, kid friendly spin on it.