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.
Explore shape and texture with shiny aluminum foil and bright watercolors!
Leave your masterpiece out in the rain? Try it! The rain turns everyday paintings into impressionistic masterpieces.
Fabric scraps make a wonderful owl collage (or any other design). Try combining wool, cotton and other textures.
Use this Japanese technique to make beautifully-marbled paintings out of paint and water!
Cardboard tubes to the rescue again! Combine them with string for a fun stamping project.
Does that image look familiar to you? Print out a child’s favorite characters to make brightly textured art that uses up broken crayons!
A creative use for buttons! A few pen strokes turn a simple tape-resist painting into beautiful birch trees.
Painting on “real” canvas is a special thrill for kids. Plus, canvases are easy to hang when they’re done.
Just adding a shape turns pom poms into mosaic art! Make sure to vary your pom pom colors for maximum interest.
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.