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

Kids art activities, holiday crafts, and creative family activities from The Artful Parent blog ( 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 great description of inquiry science for kids and why it's important! Plus a simple and fun paper flower experiment for them to try.

Inquiry Science for Kids and the Paper Flower Experiment

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!

Flower Crowns for Kids from Paper Bags and Duct Tape

How to Be an Artful Parent

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

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

Drawing for Kids :: Encouraging the Reluctant Artist

Colored Foam Paint for Kids

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

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.

Why I Don't Buy Coloring Books for My Kids

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

Baking Cherry Hand Pies with the Kids

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

Blueberry Hand Pies and Flower Crowns

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.

Observational Drawing for Kids :: Tips for Getting Started

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

Raising Butterflies from Caterpillar to Chrysalis to Butterfly

So true!

What To Do When Your Child Doesn't Like Art

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

9 Simple Yet Engaging Paper Collage Ideas for Kids

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

The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe - Yum!

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

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

How to set up a kid friendly backyard to encourage active outdoor play, with elements to consider, such as sand & water play, privacy, toys, and plants.

Setting Up a Kid Friendly Backyard for Active Play

How to start a children's art group, with questions to consider when beginning, structuring and running the group, & kids art activities.

How to Start a Children's Art Group

21 Fun Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids to Do in Warm Weather

Take the Creativity Outside :: 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

How to make a natural childrens sand pit for outdoor play. Step-by-step instructions plus lots of ideas and inspiration!inspiration.

How to Make a Natural Children's Sand Pit

How to Encourage Kids Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

Encourage Childrens Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

Tangle Art & Drawing Games for Kids is a fun new kids art book that Craftwhack blogger, Jeanette Nyberg, wrote for kids to use on their own.

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

25 Creative Ideas for Easter Baskets for Kids - No Candy

25 Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

11 Easter Crafts Kids Can Make

11 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids to Make

How to make felted wool Easter eggs (or natural birds' eggs) for the nature table. This is a fun spring or Easter craft for kids and adults alike.

Felting eggs for the nature table

A simple birds nest craft to make out of colored tissue paper. This is a fun and easy spring or Easter craft for kids and doubles as a fun decoration.

A Colored Tissue Paper Bird Nest

How to make your own beautiful cardboard dollhouse with kids. This one has stained glass windows (easy!) and rainbow lights. A great craft + gift!

Rainbow-lighted cardboard dollhouse and Artterro art kit giveaway