Painting & Drawing

Watercolour Painting

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prang. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you doing a map unit study with kids this year? Make your own map with different types of landscapes, using a simple watercolour technique! I love maps. Actually, everyone in...

Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids, keep this watercolour monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they definitely...

Acrylic/Tempera/Gouache Painting

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

Make fairy doors from painted rocks, and turn any old tree trunk into a magical fairy house! People like to hide - and find -  painted rocks because they stand out as something unusual. But what if a rock, while still painted and unusual, became a part of the...

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

If you like painting rocks, here is a fun autumn craft for you and the kids - turn rocks into jack-o-lantern pumpkins! I don't grow pumpkins every year; it's every other year with me. That's how it goes: one year, I get inspired to plant pumpkins and marvel at their...

How to Paint Space in Acrylic with Kids

Learn how to paint space with acrylics in a simple way that even children can accomplish! This technique works for creating beautiful abstract wall art and decorating craft projects. If you've been around this blog for a while, you might have noticed that we have a...

Drawing & Doodling

Printable Nature Journal with Creative Prompts for Kids

Learn how to start a nature journal with kids using a free printable template that offers ten creative prompts. It is a perfect nature STEM activity for kids as it encourages them to go outside, explore nature scientifically, then record their nature finds...

Robot Math: Printable Game of Art & Geometric Shapes for Kids

Robot Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple geometry – shape drawing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of robot you will draw. My son loves to draw, but math isn't currently his strong suit. In order for him to...

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple math - counting, number writing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of monster you will draw. My son loves to draw. He also enjoys building, crafting and even writing....

Printable Crafts

School Uniforms Around the World: Printable Dress-Up Paper Dolls

Explore cultural diversity with kids by getting our printable paper dolls ready for school and dressing them up in a variety of school uniforms around the world! It is always fascinating to learn what is different about life in other parts of the world. Ever since I...

Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

For a back-to-school craft, make a set of printable paper dolls with a wardrobe that will take them through a school year! Transition for going back to school can sometimes be tricky, especially for young children, who aren't used to spending so much time away from...

Free Printable Weather Wheel for Kids

For preschools and kindergartens, supplement a weather study unit with this cute and free printable weather wheel for kids! Weather observation is one scientific interaction we all have with nature on a daily basis. We wake up, we look out of the window, and we...

Sculpting

How to Make Fantasy Mermaid Eggs

If your children have a fascination with mermaids, they might just like making this mermaid egg craft! Made of shells and beach glass, this craft is a good way to use up all the keepsakes from a seaside trip in a little fantasy-inspired creation. The idea was born...

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

What would dragon eggs look like? As a fan of both Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, I have been pondering this question for a while. Last Easter my son voiced the question as well, and over the course of a short family discussion, we decided that they must be...

Textile Crafts

How to Make a Stuffed Animal from a Drawing… Without Sewing!

Make a stuffed animal from a drawing... without sewing! The simple needle felting project will allow you to create a special keepsake for your child. You know those companies that turn children's drawings into stuffed animals? I always find the results absolutely...

Make Emoji Craft: Needle Felting for Kids

If you want to try a new craft with older kids and tweens, consider needle felting! Using pompoms, wool and felting needles, they will create a cute woollen emoji craft that can later be used for decorating backpacks. While the popularity of emojis with kids remains...

How to Start Needle Felting: Tools & Techniques

If you like acquiring new crafts or always wanted to try needle felting in particular, this is a tutorial to get you started. Included are my recommendations for basic needle felting tools and a few simple needle felting techniques to try! Even though I like trying...

Nature Crafts

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

Make fairy doors from painted rocks, and turn any old tree trunk into a magical fairy house! People like to hide - and find -  painted rocks because they stand out as something unusual. But what if a rock, while still painted and unusual, became a part of the...

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

If you like painting rocks, here is a fun autumn craft for you and the kids - turn rocks into jack-o-lantern pumpkins! I don't grow pumpkins every year; it's every other year with me. That's how it goes: one year, I get inspired to plant pumpkins and marvel at their...

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

These six nature art prompts encourage artists of all ages to finish the ink drawings of birds with natural materials. Collaborate with nature and create gorgeous pictures! Making collaborative art is always an enriching experience. And this pack invites artists of...

Crafts from Recyclables

Rainbow Unicorn Suncatcher to Make with Kids

Make stained glass unicorn suncatchers with kids! This craft comes with two free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows. Rainbow unicorns are colourful and beautiful. Even if your children aren't obsessed with the magical beasts...

Painting with Roll-on Deodorant Bottles

Recycle roll-on deodorant bottles by turning them into roll-on painting bottles for toddlers to make mess-free art! My son has a curious fascination with vessels. In a store, he often eyes the shelves with straw cups, flasks, and bottles longingly, never giving up...

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! Update! You can watch a video of me making lanterns here. The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and Christmas...

Other Crafts

Cardinal Button Craft for Kids

Add some button Christmas art featuring a cardinal bird to your home décor! So easy to put together that even young children can make this winter craft. Ever since my son was a toddler, we have enjoyed making button crafts together. With the setup we had, the finished...

Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Make imitation stained glass with black glue! Try this unique craft technique with kids and create numerous window decorations and suncatchers. I've tried many different ways of making imitation stained glass. I have never tried the real thing, true, what with all my...

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