Creative Art Activities for Kids and Mom’s Library #82

I never thought art was very important.  However, now that I’m older I see many of the most successful people have advanced artistic and creative abilities.  This doesn’t mean that they are master artists, but they have an eye for aesthetic qualities that make a good product or system.

That’s why it is wise to get kids involved in art at an early age.  It really boosts their creative abilities, has them focus on details, and gets them to plan ahead.  Sometimes, it really is about the process not the product, but eventually we want are children to be able to create what their hearts desire.  That is why experimenting with all sorts of creative art activities is so important and fun!  Check out these 9 art activities for inspiration!

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Pom Pom Painting!

  Here’s a step by step tutorial to make your own pom poms and paint with them!   pom pom art activity for kids  

Tessellations

  This art activity combines a simple math concept and shapes to make beautiful patterns. tessellation art activity  

String Art

  I love the stained glass effect that this abstract art makes.  Try adding different textures too.   string art activity for kids  

Art Activities with Corks

  Create stamps, crafts, games and more using corks!   cork painting art activities  

Printing Blocks

  This ancient chinese tradition combines history and art!   printing block art  

Toast Painting

  Snack with your art anyone?   toast painting art  

Invent a New Way to Paint!

  The art created by inventing your own painting tool might be the best you’ve ever done.   invent a new way to paint  

Handprint Art

  There are lots of ways to do this, but here is a fun winter scene!   handprint art for kids  

Watercolor Drip Art

  Experiment with color by using droppers to splash paint on your canvas!   watercolor drip art activity  

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  1. Thanks so much for the party – Alice x
    Alice @ Mums Make Lists recently posted…How to Clean Floors NaturallyMy Profile

  2. Always enjoy this link up! Thanks!!!

  3. Thanks for hosting! :)
    Jenni Mullinix recently posted…How to Prepare Your Toddler to Be a Big Sister or BrotherMy Profile

  4. You’re so right that art is useful for more than “just art.” Developing an artistic eye for systems and products is part of it. Exercising creativity is another! Our daughters were naturally drawn to art; we found our son didn’t really find his artistic expression until he found pixel art on the computer. (Yes, that does seem to fit the stereotypes, but my husband/his dad does both art both with a pencil and with the computer. It’s not like our son didn’t have a role model – it’s just what appealed to him!) There are some great computer art programs for younger kids, but my kids are way past that now and I don’t know the current ones.

  5. Thanks for hosting!
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  6. Thanks for hosting!!! I love all the ideas shared here each week! <3
    Lisette recently posted…Calming Sensory Box for KidsMy Profile

  7. Thanks so much for including our winter hand print art. :) I have to agree — kiddos get so much out of art!
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  8. Having your kids have some fun and learning on a creative aspect goes a long way in the future. It helps them build their own character.

  9. Sand and water play tables are commonly found in preschools because they are so beneficial for children learning to explore, problem-solve and use their imaginations. Whether you have a sand and water table at home for your child, you can engage you child in a variety of activities involving sand and water, which will help foster exploration and learning.

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