Are you looking for some fun ways to get creative with your children? I am going to give you 3 art projects for kids that you can do at home. It will give you an opportunity to bond and create a great piece of art work with your children.
The first project is salt dough hand prints. You will need 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 3/4 cup of water. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, then roll out the dough until about 3/4 inch thick. Have your child press their hand firmly into the salt dough. Once hand print is in the dough, you can use a toothpick to write name and date on the dough. Place in the oven on a cookie sheet at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes or until dough is hard. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. After the dough is cooled, you can paint your new masterpiece with your kids. If mixing and cooking isn’t your thing these next two art projects are for you.
This next project can be done using Popsicle sticks and yarn. You will need two Popsicle sticks glued together in a plus sign shape. Hot glue works best for holding the sticks together. Next you will take the yarn and start wrapping it around the sticks in a diamond shape, you can use as many colors as you like. I prefer the multicolored yarn. You will wrap until you get to the edge of the sticks. Make sure to leave a little bit on each end. Secure the yarn to the end of each stick with the hot glue and tie the end piece off. Now you have a beautiful ornament or decoration for your home that you made together.
This last project is the simplest, yet just as fun. Get some white computer paper, you will need two sheets. Take objects that can be found around your home and sandwich them between the two sheets of paper. You can use change, leaves, or stencils. Take a pencil and gently color over the sandwiched object and watch it come to life on the paper. You can make this into a cool game as well as an art project. Have your kids try to guess the object before it is completely finished. This is my favorite for a child learning about money. Use all the different coins and have them guess as you are shading in the picture. After the picture is complete you can talk about the rate of the change. This art project can be a really neat teaching opportunity that your child will love.
These are just 3 art projects to do with your kids. There are many more out there, just use your imagination. The best thing about art projects is that it teaches your children to be creative and it gives you a great fun time to bond. Hope you enjoy trying all these art projects out with your children. These are 3 of my favorite art project to do with my children.