Art For Kids

Art projects for kids – even though you’ll want to make some of these projects, too.

Candy Cane Drawings

This is my favorite! Pure, fun, easy drawing. It’s been a good challenge to make 5 candy cane projects in 5 days; maybe I’ll do elves next year. LOLOLOL. There are a zillion ways to draw a candy cane, and…

My Failed Dyed Rice Candy Cane Mosaic

Do you want to see how crafty I can get around here? I got so crafty that I went a little overboard and failed this art project. What with all the liquid watercolor I’ve been using lately, I thought it…

Block Print Candy Canes Make a Rockin’ …

Since I’ve had block printing on my mind a lot lately, I thought it a super idea to make a little candy cane stamp. Candy canes are the perfect graphic element to use in repeat patterns, so I used this…

Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments

What is more perfectly DIY Christmas than rolling out little red and white logs of dough to make salt dough candy canes? Nothing. Except maybe if you make an entire gingerbread house and all the candies and all the frosting…

Watercolor Wax Resist Candy Canes – 2 Ways!

There is something deep inside me that keeps me going back to crayon resist in so many of my projects. Probably because I’m simple in the head and love art techniques for 2 year olds, but really, crayon resist is…

I’ll Have a Blue Snowflake Christmas (…

I know. The title of this post is cringe-worthy, but sometimes you need to just tolerate me to get to the good art projects. I’ve been wanting to tool around with coffee filter snowflakes for a while, and I had…

Fun DIY Watercolor Paints

Making your own watercolor paints is easy and fun, especially for kids. I wouldn’t recommend using these on your next gallery pieces, but I’m not your mother. So have at it if you’re feeling cheeky. Materials For DIY Watercolors 6…

11 Easy Kid Art Projects You’ll Want …

One of my very favorite things to hear back from people is when I post an art project for kids, and they’re all: I WANT TO MAKE THIS, TOO. Which obviously is not allowed. Who every heard of adults having…

Faux Tie Dye Tiles and Trivets

Isn’t alcohol the best? I mean rubbing alcohol, you naughty kitty. Not only does it disinfect and clean everything in sight, it has an awesome smell and it’s great for use in art projects, like Sharpie faux tie-dye. My kids…

It’s a Shake Painting Party!

I’ve seen loads of shaky painting projects all over the internets, but we’ve not tried it yet. Sometimes I forget that my kids actually have their own ideas of what looks fun to make, so when my main main Beckett…

Quick and Easy: Draw Some 3D Shapes

This is truly a quick and easy little tutorial, created by my 15 year old, Fen. I love watching her draw and doodle all over everything in our entire house. Ahem. No, but really! It’s inspiring to see the cool…

Van Gogh Meets Oil Pastels: Make a …

I’m not sure why I haven’t done an oil pastel on black paper project yet, but now that it’s here, it’s fantastic. We’ve got a little Van Gogh, a few sheets of black paper, and a whole pile of luscious,…