Any parent knows the power of a great distraction. Finding fun things for kids to do around the house that will keep them occupied is a blessing for most parents. Especially when those activities are both learning lessons and artistic. More and more parents are turning to art projects for kids to help keep creative thinking a part of their household.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of fun art projects for kids to take part in. We searched the internet for some fun, inexpensive, and easy art projects for your kids to do from home.
Let’s dive in!
Got some old crayons lying around the house you need to do something with? Melt them down and have your kids use the melted color to paint.
This is a creative way to upcycle materials and allow your kids to experiment with a new art form.
Create Your Own Mosaic Magnets
Hit up Amazon and order some Magnet paper. Then all you need to do is print a free template from trusted online resources and stick it to your magnet sheet.
From there, cut out the bits and pieces and let your kids put them back together on the fridge. This is a low-cost way to encourage some colorful creativity.
Paint A Birdhouse
Everybody loves a unique birdhouse. If you already have one or can buy an inexpensive one online, have your kids paint and decorate it.
Once you hang it up, they’ll feel accomplished knowing they worked on something that’s now part of their home.
Art With Recycled Materials
Old cans, pie tins, and plastic bottles can make way for exciting sculptures and decorating opportunities. Have a look on Pinterest to see all the fun things your kids can make out of these materials.
Then set them up on a table and have a blast.
Art & Science Together
Have you ever mixed watercolors with oil? Probably not. But doing so with your kids can teach them some interesting things about how materials mix. It also provides them an opportunity to make things a little colorful.
Make Dream Catches
Whether you order a kit online or buy materials at a craft store, your kids will have a blast choosing the yarn and ribbon colors for their dream catcher. This is a fun activity that won’t cause a whole lot of clean-up.
Plus, it gives them something to make for their very own bedroom.
Make Some Jellyfish
Got leftover yarn from your dream catcher? Make a jellyfish next.
All it takes is a paper plate and some yarn. Add in some paint color, and your kids have yet another piece of decore to hang up in their room.
Plus, they might learn a little something about jellyfish!
Tissue Box Monsters
Leftover tissue boxes can become tiny monsters with a little paint and decor. Get a creative group of decorations and have your kids make their scariest monster!
Whatever you have lying around the house can be used to make some enjoyable art activities. Try one of these out this weekend!