Art Projects For Kids That Are Fun and Free

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Art projects for kids are always a pleasure to do with my son. They’re always happy to get to “make things.” What if I told you there was an easy way to learn the skill of making pottery? It’s called sanding and it’s fun!

When you were a kid, did you ever think pottery was an art project? I would guess not. Most people just thought it was a job. Here’s a great way your kids can learn about the sensory aspects of art and maybe even develop a talent for it.

Art Is A Great Way To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

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And the best part is, most kids get to make the process fun too! So here’s a great chance to develop your own process art projects for kids. There are many great “how-to” books on the market that explain the process and show you how to accomplish different projects. With just a few supplies from your local craft store or online, you can make your own masterpieces.

My son loves to do watercolor paper designs and portraits. So here’s a great way to combine these two passions-making watercolor paper portraits and making your own jewelry-with our new Art Projects for Kids series. First we’ll start with the paper portraits, then we’ll move on to the jewelry!

Rubbing Alcohol Art Project for Preschoolers

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The objective of this Art Project for toddlers and preschoolers is to create a unique handmade vase or a picture frame out of a rubbing alcohol and water mixture. You’ll need: – 200 ml of rubbing alcohol – 2 cups of water – 2 tablespoons of watercolor paint – cotton wool / old towel – food coloring (if you want to add more of it) And last but not least, you will need paper towels, non-staining rubbing alcohol, food coloring, spray bottle, paper clips, rubber bands, pencil, scissors, safety pin and a few other miscellaneous items.

Two-Step Art Project For Preschoolers

This Art Project for preschoolers combines both sand painting and a dry-erase board art activity. The idea is to draw different shapes on a dry-erase board, such as flowers and butterflies, and rub them in place with a paste wax that is placed over the shape. After the wax dries, you will then be able to paint on the shape with water, oil, or chalk, and then rub it in place with the paste wax. This is an excellent activity that will help toddlers develop fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination and creativity. Plus, you will be building a scrapbook, so you will earn some extra scrapbooking points too!

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Art Projects for Kids is not just about simple crayon art projects either. As you may have noticed, many of the most popular children’s books are illustrated, and the drawings and paintings in the books are done with a combination of ink and markers, paints, popsicle sticks, chalks and colored pencils, crayons, and more. This allows kids to learn to express themselves artistically, while at the same time enjoying the process. In fact, many experts agree that kids art projects should include at least some use of markers, especially for very young children.


One interesting way to incorporate art into your preschooler’s curriculum is to teach them how to resist art. You can do this by using stickers, chalks, sticks, and even paints – the more tools they have to express themselves, the more they will learn. Stickers, for example, can help teach them to color and express themselves by drawing on the sticker, and then having them rub it in place. Chalk, on the other hand, can be used to draw new ideas or to convey a message – just by writing the message in a piece of chalk, for instance.

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