10 Sensory Art Projects For Kids

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Ready to stimulate your child’s creativity…and senses? Try these hands-on art projects! They all involve interesting, textured materials, from yarn to fabric to aluminum foil. As a great bonus, you’ll pick up some new and classic art techniques.

Foil String Art

Foil String Art

Explore shape and texture with shiny aluminum foil and bright watercolors!

Rain Paintings

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Leave your masterpiece out in the rain? Try it! The rain turns everyday paintings into impressionistic masterpieces.

Fabric Owl Collage

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Fabric scraps make a wonderful owl collage (or any other design). Try combining wool, cotton and other textures.

Suminagashi: Marbleized Painting

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Use this Japanese technique to make beautifully-marbled paintings out of paint and water!

String Roller Printing

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Cardboard tubes to the rescue again! Combine them with string for a fun stamping project.

Broken Crayon Collage

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Does that image look familiar to you? Print out a child’s favorite characters to make brightly textured art that uses up broken crayons!

Tape-Resist Birch Trees

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A creative use for buttons! A few pen strokes turn a simple tape-resist painting into beautiful birch trees.

Canvas Painting With Kids

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Painting on “real” canvas is a special thrill for kids. Plus, canvases are easy to hang when they’re done.

Pom Pom Mosaics

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Just adding a shape turns pom poms into mosaic art! Make sure to vary your pom pom colors for maximum interest.

Yarn Self-Portrait

Yarn Self Portrait

Just a few yarn ends are all you need to create fun self-portraits! Be sure to keep a mirror handy so kids can get inspiration.

  1. Posted by Tiffany |

    I LOVE this !! I will be trying it with my little one SOON!! :D

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