Activities for Older Children
Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future.... LOVE this!
TeachKidsArt: Thumbprint Self-Portrait
How To Make A Cloud - The Farm Chicks
Mama's Little Muse: String Art Heart
Kids are Messy - Kids Activities Blog
Patent Pending Projects: Sand Bowl Project
Wrapping Up the School Year! - A Turtle's Life for Me
This technique would make a great VBS group art project. They could be used for any VBS theme. Bottle caps are screwed or glued onto shapes. Start saving those bottle caps! The finished pieces can be used to decorate classrooms and other areas of the church. They wouldn't be thrown away like most VBS crafts. Make precut shapes such as crosses, church logo, animals, rainbows,
Pieces by Polly: Melted Crayon Art and Pointillism + Books
Make Bouncy Balloon Balls - The Idea Room
Confetti Eggs. I did this last year and trust me it was fun. I hid a dozen of these in the backyard and as soon as someone found one they got to smash it over someones head. I filled most of mine with bird food instead.