The Artful Parent - Kids Art, Holiday Crafts, & Creative Activities

Kids art activities, holiday crafts, and creative family activities from The Artful Parent blog (ArtfulParent.com). I share ideas, information, and inspiration to encourage you to enjoy and share art with the kids in your life (whether in your home or your classroom). - EASY and FUN kids arts and crafts - Unique art Ideas as well as Tried-and-True Favorites - Hundreds of Kids Art Activities to keep your family happily creating and learning day after day


The Artful Parent - Kids Art, Holiday Crafts, & Creative Activities

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This tissue paper stained glass craft is easy for kids to make and beautiful hanging in a sunny window. This tissue paper stained glass is made on wax paper

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft for Kids - The Artful Parent

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Celebrate Autumn in all its glory with leaf crafts for kids! These Autumn leaf crafts include leaf art, leaf garlands, leaf printing, leaf people, and more.

10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids - The Artful Parent

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Make a beautiful flower petal contact paper suncatcher in a decorative wooden frame that can be reused for other contact paper suncatchers (ideas included). You could do this with Autumn flowers or even leaves as well!!

Contact Paper Suncatcher in a Wood Frame

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Artist in Residence T-Shirts for Kids

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Make clay leaf print ornaments and pendants. These are beautiful!

Clay Leaf Prints and Pendants

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6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try (for kids or adults)

6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try

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Practice the art of strewing -- casually yet strategically leaving "invitations" for learning and creativity out for your kids to discover on their own)

The Art of Strewing - The Artful Parent

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Creativity on the Fridge with DIY Painted Magnet Sticks - Easy for kids to make with wood craft sticks

DIY Painted Magnet Sticks for Creativity and Play - The Artful Parent

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How to Create a Kids Art Space that will get Used

Kids Art Space :: How to Create One that will Get Used

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Kids Art Games - More than 12 art games for children that are fun to play and encourage creativity. Some are great for one-on-one and some are great for groups.

12 Kids Art Games for Fun and Creativity

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Tips for thinking like a professional travel photographer to improve your everyday photography.

Improving My Photography with a Travel Photography Class

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Emotion Studies - Creating Emotive Characters (one of many great drawing exercises in a free printable drawing guide)

Ready, Set, Draw :: A Free Printable Drawing Guide

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A fun drawing game for kids (and adults) that encourages imagination and builds drawing skills.

The Scribble Drawing Game

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This dot to dot art challenge for kids is a great way to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating a beautiful artwork.

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

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This dot to dot art challenge for kids is a great way to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating a beautiful artwork.

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

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Awesome kids' school and art supplies

My Favorite Stubby Pencil Studio Kids Art Supplies

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Creative Activities versus Creative Inspiration (and Why Both are Important)

Creative Activities vs Creative Inspiration

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Summer's not over yet!

11 Ways to Have a Creative Summer with Kids

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The Artful Year book news and a favor to ask...

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A personalized book that pairs the child's name with big wishes.

I Wish You More

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My Wishes for My Daughters (Plus a review of the personalized children's book, I Wish You More.)

I Wish You More

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Our Obsession with Fingerprint Art and the book that started it all

Our Obsession with the Fingerprint Art Book

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This dot to dot art challenge for kids is a great way to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating a beautiful artwork.

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

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Improve your drawing and illustration with a free printable drawing guide that shows you how to develop characters, depict emotions, show motion, color illustrations, and more.

Ready, Set, Draw :: A Free Printable Drawing Guide

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A collection of the best parenting quotes to inspire and remind parents of the critical role we play in parenting our children.

The Best Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By

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