Christmas is over but here in the Midwest we still have a lot of winter left. A lot. Rather than grumble about the cold temps and slushy roads let’s celebrate winter by making snowflake art. Check out these five different ways and different materials to make some brilliant snowflakes of your own!
Texture is an element of art that really speaks to kids because they can feel it with their fingers, literally. These texture rubbings are going to translate actual textures into bold patterns using oil pastel and tissue paper.
This mixed media collage provides experience with watercolor techniques, tearing, cutting, gluing, and printmaking. Layering all of these processes into one artwork creates a finished artwork that looks more sophisticated than any of the simple parts of which it’s made!
You guys know that art that must be done precisely is not my jam. I’m more of a make it up as I go kind of girl. But some things are worth being precise. These paper snowflakes fall into that category. You must follow a few simple directions and you get beautiful intricate amazingness. Totally worth it.
Pretty much all of us have folded up scraps of paper and made snowflake designs, right? These snowflakes go a step further and incorporate the idea of positive and negative space based on the Japanese concept of Notan. A super small supply list, a graphic finished product, and little elemental art knowledge make this project a win!
Let me start by saying I am not a master of origami. Projects requiring precise instructions in order to produce results usually result in me throwing my hands in the air. This little origami bookmark DIY has just a few easy steps and offers lots of possibilities.
Tangrams are simple Chinese puzzles consisting of seven pieces that fit inside a larger square outline. Here you will find a printable tangram template, DIY tangram instructions, and printable silhouette puzzles to solve!
There is this beautiful brightly colored woven cloth known as kente cloth. It has bright colors, snappy geometric patterns, and is fun to touch were you to get your hands on a piece. All of these qualities make kente cloth a natural for inspiring art work in little people.
Matisse is one of my favorite artists to introduce to young kids. Bright colors and exciting shapes make his work easy for kids to relate to and fun to use as inspiration!! Cut paper is a medium that Matisse is well known for so these Matisse collage’s are a natural.