Art Activities for Kids

Kids absolutely love to doodle, don’t they? They explore their surroundings, observe them, and even try to put their imagination to paper. Our art activities for kids encourage your child’s inbuilt creativity and imagination while developing their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Check out our awesome art activities for kids below.

Fun Art Activities for Kids 

We assure you, these fun art activities for kids are just what every child needs to get their creative juices flowing.

Bubble Painting: Best Art Activities for Kids

Materials you will need:

  • Dry ice
  • Baking sheet
  • Warm water
  • Food coloring
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • White paper

Instructions:

1. Place your bowl of warm water on your baking sheet (fair warning, there’s going to be a bit of a mess. Rest assured, the baking sheet can ‘catch’ this mess)

2. Next, place your dry ice into your bowl of water. You’ll observe the dry ice vapor spilling out!

3. Now, squeeze a little of your liquid dish soap into the water, and watch bubbles form.

4. Next, squeeze a bit of food coloring into the water too, and while the bubbles are still forming, press your white sheet of paper onto these colored bubbles. Your bubble prints are ready! 

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Collaborative Mural: Fun and Easy Art Activities for Kids

Materials you will need:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Primed canvas
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drop cloth
  • Paint cups

Instructions:

1. Have each kid pick their favorite color, and pour their desired paints into cups.

2. Instruct them to dip their paintbrushes into the paint cups and paint large circles, triangles, or any other shape. (we recommend circles)

3. Make them paint several circles to fit into their big circle, while also painting them. 

4. Children can even take the place of another child and finish each other’s paintings. That’s how your collaborative mural is done! You could even use a black marker to make each circle stand out. Isn’t this one of the most fun and easy art activities for kids?

If you want to further improve your child’s knowledge of shapes, check out Osmo’s Tangram game now!

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Fizzy Drip Painting: Creative Art Activities for Kids

Materials you will need:

  • Food coloring
  • White sheet of paper
  • Plastic bag (to cover your work surface)
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Spoons or eyedroppers
  • Water

Instructions:

1. Here’s one of the most creative art activities for kids. First, mix baking soda and water, and paint this mixture all over your white sheet of paper.

2. While you allow it to dry, put a few drops of white vinegar in each bowl and add drops of food coloring into each bowl.

3. Now, paint this mixture onto your white sheet of paper. You’ll hear a fizzing sound! This happens because of the reaction between baking soda and vinegar. It releases carbon dioxide.

4. Just for fun, ask your child to also use normal food coloring water or paint (without the vinegar) on the white sheet of paper. They will find that they do not hear any fizzing sound.

Tissue Paper Sensory Art: Fun Art Activities for Kids of All Ages

Materials you will need:

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Styrofoam block
  • Paintbrush

Instructions:

1. Looking for easy art activities for kids? We’ve got you covered. To begin, tear your colored tissue paper into small pieces.

2. Stuff these tissue pieces onto your Styrofoam blocks using the plastic end of your paintbrush.

3. It’s called a sensory experience because you can hear a very soothing “crunch” sound when you do press the tissue pieces onto the blocks! Your super easy tissue paper art is ready. You could even decorate these blocks with glitter or sequins to make them look more attractive.

Also, if you don’t have colored tissue paper, you could simply paint them yourself. It’ll be a lot of fun.

Slime Drawing: Easy Art Activities for Kids

Materials you will need:

  • Slime
  • Markers

Instructions:

1. If you don’t have slime lying around, here’s how you can make it at home. All you have to do is first mix your glue and water, and then add liquid starch to it. Knead it, store it, and your slime is ready.

2. Now that you’ve got your slime, all you have to do is draw anything you like with your rainbows. They could be simple stick figures, colorful rainbows, etc.

3. Add in a little bit of science to this activity by teaching your child how pressure affects the slime. When you slowly stretch your slime, you find that it doesn’t break. However, when you pull too fast, it breaks! This is because certain fluids are “non-Newtonian” – fluids that change state based on pressure.

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Painting with Nature

Materials you will need:

  • Just things in your natural surroundings!
  • Paints

Instructions:

1. This is one of our favorite art activities for kids. All you have to do is instruct your child to paint with ANYTHING they find in nature. 

2. You’ll find that your kids will find shrubs, leaves, and sticks, and try to paint using all these in fun ways!

3. Once they’ve gathered some natural items, have them dip them in paint to make their masterpiece.

Melted Crayon Paints

Materials you will need:

  • Crayons
  • Cheese grater/pencil sharpener
  • Iron
  • Sharpie markers
  • Wax paper

Instructions:

1. To begin with one of the most fun art activities for kids, start to grate your crayons with your cheese grater or pencil sharpener. Make sure to create shavings of different-colored crayons.

2. Separate these crayon shavings based on their colors. (or you could mix them all if you like)

3. Now, fold your wax paper and add those crayon shavings to one side of your wax paper. Make a sandwich by folding the second part of your wax paper.

4. Iron this “sandwich” to ensure your crayon shavings properly melt into the wax paper. Hold it up to the sunlight and you’ll observe a “stained glass” effect!

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