I had such fun looking back at Fun-A-Day’s top learning activities from 2014. It inspired me to share the top 5 art-inspired Share It Saturday posts from the year, too. All together, that’s over 80 art ideas for kids to try out in 2015! The only problem is which one to choose first.
art ideas for kids to try out in the new year
1. 22 Ideas for Hand and Footprint Art
I love using children’s hands to create art, and I know I’m not the only one! This is a great collection of ideas from Fun-A-Day and other great sites around the web.
2. 20 Heart Art Ideas for Kids
Valentine’s Day art and craft projects for the kiddos to try in February. I love that the projects are so varied – collages, paintings, salt dough, etc.
3. 10 Fall Tree Art Projects
Fall is probably my favorite season. I especially enjoy watching the leaves change colors, so I’m a sucker for fall tree art with the kids. This collection contains ideas for hand print art, exploring negative space, three-dimensional fall trees, and sensory art.
4. 21 3D Art Projects to Inspire Creativity
Encouraging kids to explore art in three dimensions lets them think and explore in different ways. Some children thrive on creating 3D art, even when they’re not as interested in two-dimensional art. The projects in this round-up include paper-mache, icicles, rubber bands, ice cubes, yarn, play dough, magnets, etc.
5. 10 Colorful Ideas for Watercolor Art
I think this is the most beautiful round-up of the year! Using watercolors led to some amazing pieces of art from around the web.
What do you think of these art ideas for kids? Which projects do you think your children will enjoy the most? Any other art ideas you’d add to the list?
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Simple Art Materials for Kids
These art ideas don’t use too many materials. So find a few projects and check your art stash, your kitchen, or your recycling bin. Then get to it!
If you don’t have all of the materials needed for the art projects, don’t worry. You can do many of these art activities without all of the supplies. Or you can replace a material or two with something else you have on-hand.
Here are a few of the materials you might use with these fun art projects for kids (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Liquid watercolors
- Coffee filters
- Washi tape
- Dot markers
- Contact paper
- Construction paper
- Washable tempera paint
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