Welcome to our list of the best hands on art projects you can easily do at home or in the classroom. These are totally “do-able” art activities that use common art supplies. Of course, you can also do them anywhere, with scout groups, library programs, summer camps, and so many more places! You will love these fun and simple art projects that will develops kids’ creativity! Bonus, make sure to grab our free 7 days of printable art challenge ideas too!
EASY ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS
FUN ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS
What are some good art projects? We love these art activities below for a few good reasons!
- Simple art projects provide the perfect opportunity to connect with your kiddos, and they are suitable for children of all ages. Good art activities can be as much fun with your three-year-old (working together) as they can be with your 12-year-old (although a great independent project too)!
- Use common art supplies that make art doable on a budget! And for home!
- Both playful and engaging, each of these creative art activities offers lots of learning opportunities.
- Below you will find easy to set up art ideas that can be done in 15 to 30 minutes or longer if desired!
HOW DOES THIS ART CHALLENGE WORK?
My best advice is to take it day by day! Although there is not a specific order to the activities, one challenge has you taking pictures for a whole week. Get started the first day and add a photo to it each day after that while completing the other art projects!
Also before you get started, determine which supplies you already have and which ones you still need. Many art supplies can be used interchangeably.
- Print out the challenges!
- Gather supplies!
- Get started!
Tip: Do you have older kids who can help younger kids with these challenges? This is a great way for families to connect. Makes a great quiet time activity too!
FUN ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS
Feeling excited to start making art with your kiddos? I hope you are because we have an amazing line up of creative art activities your kids will love. Click on the links or on the images below to get the full instructions for each art activity.
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