Sugar skulls are colorful, decorated skulls traditionally crafted out of sugar as part of the Mexican celebration the Day of the Dead. These five free printable templates are a fun and easy way for your kiddo to make their own sugar skull masks!
Just a few simple folds and tips and kiddos of any age can begin to draw these detailed spider webs!
Everything is coming up pumpkins this time of year. Pumpkin, lattes, pumpkin candles- it’s squash all around! While it’s still a bit too early for decorating with real pumpkins it’s the perfect time to print a set of these stand up pumpkin templates and color your own pumpkin that will last the whole season through!
Here in Ohio it’s almost fall. That’s when a spectacular display of color takes over for a week or two. I love connecting the beauty of nature to the arts- it’s so easy! Nature just offers so many color,s textures, and details to appreciate. This easy leaf art for kids uses free printable leaf templates and chalk pastels to create deceivingly complex layers of colorful leaves!
Who wants to learn how to draw? Drawing is a skill that takes practice just like anything else. These drawing ideas for kids are designed to teach a few solid techniques, basic concepts, and improve drawing ability, all while having some fun!
Learning how to draw bubbles using just washable markers is deceptively easy. Once you show your kiddos just a few simple steps they’ll be drawing one bubble after another!
These pet portraits use a simple printmaking technique to produce simple but realistic black and white print of your pet, or any subject you choose! Add bright color with a washable markers or crayons for a pop art look!
This simple mandala project turns a plain old paper plate into DIY scratch art. It’s bright and colorful and a great way to introduce the concept of radial symmetry!
If you ask kids to draw a flower most will draw a cartoon-y flower pretty confidently. Use these directed drawing tips as well as the free video tutorial (scroll to the bottom) to take a flower drawings from simple to colorful, complex drawings that will teach your kids that every drawing is made up of simple shapes and lines.