10 art projects you can do with your kids from home

A few simple things you will need for your art home pack, if you don’t have them already. You can get these items from the high street like from Home bargins, Poundland or the Works. You can also find deals online if you fancy it. my best advise is to shop around to get the best price.

  • PVA Glue
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Palettes
  • Decorative Bits and Bobs
  • Feathers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper Bowls
  • Masking Tape
  • table protection
  • scissors

Here are 10 ideas you can do at home with the items above. You may want to personalise them in a way which suits you!

1. Hot air Balloon –

Firstly you want to make a template then cut out the balloons from card, hole punch and attach it to the basket via string.Using the masking tape stick the wool/ribbon onto the inside of the bowl to create the tentacles. Then decorate the top of the bowl with paint, googly eyes and decorative bits and bobs as shown.

2. Paper plate birds

Paper plate birds are really fun and easy to make and can be hung from your child’s bedroom ceilings. Use feathers and decorative items to jazz it up! You could also do exotic birds and also local.


3. Painting on tin foil

Painting on tin foil is a brilliant sensory experience and creates a lovely effect once completed. Simply wrap string around card and secure. Then you want to cover with tinfoil and decorate. We themed it around the Olympics by designing our own flags.

4. Masking tape art


Masking tape art is a fantastic craft in making signs. Using masking tape cover the paper in the pattern you desire. Then paint it as many colours as you wish then leave till it’s completely dry. Then peal of the tape to reveal the white space.


5. Fish in a Bag

Kids love to use there imagination and giving them a blank space really sparks it into action. Fish in a bag produced such a variety of outcomes. Like finding Dory, finding Nemo and even Pokemon.  Kids loved this task and each outcome was different.

6. Kite Art

Making kites is a brilliant way of exploring children’s imagination. Create a kite from card and cut windows out which can then be used to let light through. By using tissue paper you will get this effect. Don’t forget to add the tail from paper/ribbon and bows to decorate. Enjoy this craft then take them outside to fly around the garden or hang them from your bedroom. Enjoy!



7. Make your own fish tank.

This craft is really effective and makes a beautiful effect. Making the fish tank window you need two plates. Cut out a centre on the first plate and put to one side. Then on the other plate decorate using felt tips, paint or cut out paper. Once the design is finished cover with cling-film then place back on top the other plate. Make sure you secure the cling film with sellotape. This is a brilliant way to teach your kids about sea creatures and animals.

8. Make a parrot using there hands as wings.

This craft is good for all ages especially the tots in recording how small there hands are. These make lovely gifts for the family. They really brighten up a room. Decorate with feathers, paint and pens. You can help your kids by preparing a template they can decorate.

9. Space Window Art

This craft is good for all ages especially for those who are interested in space. Similarly to the fish tank craft use the plates to create some fantastic space scenes. Explore the idea of aliens and learn about planets and rockets.

10. Animal Plates

This art project is brilliant as you can choose any animal you like! Simply decorate them however you like. Use wool, feather and paper card to give it more of a 3D look.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you want to find out any information about the services love art workshops  provide please let me know. Includes events, festivals, kids parties and bespoke workshops!



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