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
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A fun sticker craft for kids that has them making their own treasure tins with stickers and decorative tape. This would make a great party craft or gift!

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A Sticker Craft for Kids :: Make Your Own Sticker Treasure Tins

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A note to parents and teachers about remembering your child self when talking to children by MaryAnn Kohl, award-winning author of 25 books on children's art activities.

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Remember Your Child Self When Talking to Children

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A new Immersion Reading program for kids! There's a transition-to-read feature that highlights the text as it’s being read...

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Trying Out Immersion Reading with Narrated Books for Kids

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Here are 5 fun mandala art activities kids (or anyone) can do, including land art, flower mandala suncatchers, back-and-forth mandala drawings, and more.

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Mandala Art :: 5 Fun Mandala Art Activities Kids Can Do

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Easy Sticker Mandala Art for Kids

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Mandala Art for Kids is Fun and Easy with Stickers

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Gelatin printmaking is an easy way to do monoprinting. Here are 2 gelatin printing techniques, plus a quick tutorial on how to make your own gelatin plates.

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Gelatin Printmaking Made Easy for Kids and Adults

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Macrame Rock Necklaces - What a fun summer craft for kids!

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Macrame Rock Necklaces :: A Fun Summer Craft for Kids

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How to Make Your Own Chalkboard

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How to Make Your Own Chalkboard for the Backyard

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Your questions about the Artful Parenting 101 eCourse answered. Including, can we take this course as a family? And what if I live in a different country?

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Your Artful Parenting 101 Questions Answered

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Enrolling now for a limited time only! Artful Parenting 101 is a 10-week online course for parents of children ages 1-8 who want to lay a strong creative foundation for their families.

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My Artful Parenting 101 eCourse is Open for Enrollment

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7 unique and fun painting ideas for kids! (Plus the best paints and papers to use for kids painting activities.)

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7 Fun Painting ideas for Kids to Try

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A great description of inquiry science for kids and why it's important! Plus a simple and fun paper flower experiment for them to try.

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Inquiry Science for Kids and the Paper Flower Experiment

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How to make simple flower crowns for kids with paper bags, duct tape, and fresh flowers. A fun craft that doubles as a pretend play accessory!

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Flower Crowns for Kids from Paper Bags and Duct Tape

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How to Be an Artful Parent

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How to Be an Artful Parent :: 11 Ways to Raise Creative Kids

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Drawing for kids - Great tips to try when kids say they can't draw.

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Drawing for Kids :: Encouraging the Reluctant Artist

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Colored Foam Paint for Kids

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Colored Foam Paint -- Better Than Shaving Cream for Kids' Art and Sensory Play!

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If you want to raise creative children, skip the coloring books and give them paper and crayons. Plus lots of great alternatives to kids' coloring books.

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Why I Don't Buy Coloring Books for My Kids

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An awesome recipe for cherry hand pies! (And some baking with kids reality photos...)

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Baking Cherry Hand Pies with the Kids

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An easy recipe for blueberry hand pies... (Plus awesome DIY flower crowns!)

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Blueberry Hand Pies and Flower Crowns

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Tips to help children learn to draw what they see. Observational drawing for kids is an excellent way for them to develop visual acuity and drawing skills.

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Observational Drawing for Kids :: Tips for Getting Started

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Raising butterflies with kids is magical and rewarding! Start with a butterfly house and caterpillars and watch them turn into chrysalises then butterflies.

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Raising Butterflies from Caterpillar to Chrysalis to Butterfly

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So true!

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What To Do When Your Child Doesn't Like Art

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9 fun paper collage ideas for kids -- simple art materials plus engaging techniques!

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9 Simple Yet Engaging Paper Collage Ideas for Kids

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Yum! These lemon-blueberry muffins are seriously the best blueberry muffin recipe we've tried!

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The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe - Yum!

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Nature art for kids -- So many awesome ideas here!

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Nature Art for Kids :: 33 Nature Art Activities to Try

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