Art For Kids

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

Abstract Painting Project

This painting project is fun and gives satisfying results for pretty much all ages of kids. You can tailor the project to the age of the child by helping them more or less. For instance, if you are doing this…

Ideas for Introducing Art Concepts to Your …

You really can never start too soon to actively introduce art concepts to your kids. Before you run away to break out your set of Old Masters flash cards, think about some of the things you’re already doing with your…

Tiny Portrait Project

I found a rubber stamp at Paper Source one day and purchased it. Why? Just cause it was cool. I finally found a use for it the other day, and I stamped up some pieces of white cardboard we had…

Glue Block Prints

In traditional block printing, you carve away at a block of wood to leave a raised image. You then spread ink or paint over the image and press onto paper to make your print. Glue block prints are a child-friendly…

Kids and Casting

The experience of casting an object is magical. Pouring a liquid into a receptacle, waiting for it to harden up and then revealing the metamorphosed object is a powerful thing- and kids can partake. My super excellent husband, Christian, made…

Birthday Card as Art Project

  I always have Fen make her own card when it comes to Birthday presents. Besides being a great excuse to break out the papers and scissors, she gets to spend some time thinking about her friend and the colors/design/images…

How to Lure a 15 Year Old Into …

1. It’s got to be quick and simple. 2. It’s got to be magical. (Unless you already have a teenage art lover, in which case it will be easy.) I set Fen up yesterday with watercolor paper, paints, brushes, lots…

A Little Graphic Design Lesson for Your …

Packaging is everywhere. Kids grow up seeing 45,000 different package designs per day (give or take a few), and probably don’t give them a second thought. Unless they are plastered with Dora or Spongebob. Other package designs must rely on…

So Collagey Fun

Here is a little project you can do with or without your kids, with or without a giant glass of alcohol. I introduce you to the magazine collage. It is 1 part paper dolls, 1 part model-makeover, and 8 parts…