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Art Not Crafts For Kids

Tired of kid crafts? Introduce them to the arts! Check out this inspiration!

Skip the precut crafts aisle and foam stickers and let your kids unleash their creativity! Here are some fun jumping off points for artwork that they’ll love. Hate messes? Do these outside at the park! Or just suck it up and let them get messy! We love making art not crafts for kids! Open ended activities with just a little guidance and supplies is the best way to do art with kids. No two projects turn out the same!

8 Great Art Ideas for Kids

  1. Make a collage all about you //Me, With My Head in the Clouds
  2. Sunburst painting // Small for Big
  3. Photo watercolor mixed media art // Live Randomly Simple
  4. Collage city art // Studio Kids
  5. Art face // le DADA de l’enfante Terrible
  6. Watercolor circle art // Mess for Less
  7. Torn paper landscapes // Make and Takes
  8. Mixed media butterfly art // whatever…

 Need more ideas for kids?



  1. says

    YAY! Those are all awesome projects!! Pinned and shared! Thank you for including my watercolor art project! It is seriously so much fun to make!
    Have a wonderful weekend

  2. Kathy E. says

    Thank you for these fabulous ideas! When I was teaching elementary school full-time, one of my favorite lessons would be sneaking in a fun art lesson. School curriculum is so crammed full that there is little time for such “frivolity” anymore. Now I’ll keep these ideas for my grandchildren. Love them all!

  3. says

    good post, I am a french artist, I create workshops for childrens and adults
    My site relates some posts. Art and not crafts for kids, I am agree with you, his point of vue is richer !

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