Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cute, Crafty Things: The Creative Kiddo Edition

This is another post for the little ones! There's something so magical about getting kids involved in artsy, crafty creative projects. They're little learning sponges and this superpower usually translates into some pretty interesting artistic works.

via Flickr by Philippe Put
After our previous kiddo post, Doodles to Dramatic Art, we just couldn't resist doing an entire round-up of awesome kid-friendly art projects that you can proudly display in your home for all to see. The main trick is to help in the initial "inspirational" phase, then step back and watch the magic happen.

Today we've got three awesome art projects for you and your kiddos. Keep in mind that the posted ages are only suggestions; with a little extra assistance these projects can easily be tackled by younger children!


Geometric Abstract Painting



Ages: 4+

This is an interesting mix of geometric and abstract ideas. This project by Robin Egg View takes a little bit of initial set-up time, especially if you're working with a really young child. But once you've got all of the tape in place you just let your kiddo go to work. Depending on how old your child is, this project might take a little bit more involvement...but that really just makes it more fun for both of you!

via Robin Egg View
Click here for the full tutorial.


Sunburst Paintings



Ages: 6+

This fun project from guest blogger Bar over at Small for Big provides a great outlet for a creative math inspired project. This project is easily adaptable to suit the materials you have on hand and is a definite upgrade from regular hum-drum colouring books.

via Small for Big
Click here for the full tutorial.



Winter Birch Trees




Ages: 8+

This is a great way to mix it up by using tape and watercolours to create a really beautiful, frame-worthy piece of art. Kathy of Art Projects for Kids dreamed up this beauty, and has so many more fantastic art projects that are sorted by age for navigational ease.

via Art Projects for Kids
Click here for the full tutorial.

Do you have a favourite kid-friendly artsy project that you and your little one(s) absolutely love? Share it with us in the comments below!