Arts and Crafts for Kids

Play and learn with these fun arts and crafts for kids ideas and projects.

Drawing, painting, sticking, creating and crafting are good for the brain and good for the soul! 

Be inspired with quick no-prep arts and craft ideas and learning resources for your Arty Crafty Kids.

Our art and craft ideas are perfect for parents and teachers of kids of all ages. E.g. baby handprint art, toddler craft projects, preschool art and craft ideas, kindergarten art based learning resources and many more art and craft ideas to inspire creativity and have fun!

Arts and Crafts for Kids

Kids love arts and crafts, experimenting with different colours and techniques – painting with paintbrushes, sponges and sometimes fingers!

And we help parents and teachers with art and craft ideas to do at home or in the classroom.

Our crafts have easy to follow guides, and to keep it simple we itemise the art and craft supplies used in each project at the beginning of each post.

To help you find the inspiration you are looking for, our art and craft project ideas are split into the following categories:

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Art Ideas

Art Ideas for Kids

Art ideas are predominantly processed led, allowing kids to explore colours and shapes. Using different techniques to create fun and masterful art.

Art Ideas Latest Projects

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Craft Ideas

Craft Ideas for Kids

Craft ideas involve sticking, creating, making, learning and having fun!

Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Valentines Art & Craft Ideas

Valentines Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Easter Ideas

Easter Art & Craft Ideas

Easter Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Halloween Art & Craft Ideas

Halloween Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Christmas Art & Craft Ideas

Christmas Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Spring Art & Craft Ideas

Spring Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Summer Art & Craft Ideas

Summer Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Autumn Art & Craft Ideas

Autumn Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Winter Ideas

Winter Art & Craft Ideas

Winter Art & Craft Ideas Latest Projects

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Teachers

The art and craft projects on this site can be used for inspiration or completed using the simple guides accompanying each idea.

Our unique and original art and craft ideas are used in classrooms all over the World and as well as being creative and fun, we make use of different art and craft techniques to experiment and explore.

We also have learning resources and activities to help make learning fun!

Straw Blowing Rainbow Art

This simple yet effective Art technique can be used to create patterns and swirls with paint, and in this example it has been used to beautiful effect to blend the colours of a Rainbow!

Straw Blowing Rainbow Art

Leaf Painting

This art technique combines colour mixing and exploring nature to collect leaves to paint and print with. A stunning art project for kids to do in the Fall with vibrant autumnal colours of Red, Orange, Green and Yellow!
Leaf Painting Art Technique

Accordian Paper Fold Crafts

These fun craft ideas are great for kids to make which give a fun 3D effect to their crafts!

Learning Resources and Activities

Learning through Art & Craft! Easy to use and follow, these learning resources and activities help kids learn numbers and math, letters and the alphabet. 

 

To make things easier and save you time, all of our Art & Craft templates & printables are available in the Members Area.

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Arts and Crafts for Kids | Parents

Arts and crafts for kids can be an amazing way to create special keepsakes from fun projects.

Handprint Art

There can be no better way to get a little messy and have fun making arts and crafts with handprints and footprints. Fun for budding artists and keepsakes for parents!

Clay Handprint Shell Keepsake

Special Occasion Homemade Cards

A lovely way to celebrate a special occasion with a personalised greetings card made by your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arts and Crafts for Kids | Benefits

Arts and crafts for kids have many benefits for children and we believe the following benefits are direct and indirect when kids are carrying out art and craft projects following a set guide or experimenting and using their own creativity! 

Brain Development

Problem solving and thinking creatively from a young age helps develop a child’s brain.

Fine Motor Skills

Holding pencils, pens, cutting with scissors, drawing, painting, sticking – all of these help develop fine motor skills and coordination.

Shape Matching

Shapes themselves fall under the geometry standards of math. Shape matching can help young children and preschoolers develop problem-solving skills at an early age, which will benefit their development as well as give them a head start for preschool and kindergarten.

Colour Matching

Colour matching, sorting and learning about colours also helps develop coordination and concentration in young kids.

Communication Skills

Working together following a simple guide helps to develop communication skills including listening skills and verbal communication when the child explains what they are doing and what they have done.

5-Minute Fun Art and Crafts for Kids

To get you started we have a few of our popular and easy to do crafts using simple items found around the home or in a scrap box!

Toilet Roll Craft Ideas

Toilet roll crafts can be simple and easy, and usually there is at least one toilet roll available to make something with!

Let these toilet roll art and craft ideas inspire your kids next fun project!

Paper Plate Crafts

Another great mainstay of quick and fun art and craft projects are Paper Plate Crafts. Check out these crafts for inspiration.

Artist Inspired Art and Craft for Kids Ideas

Kandinsky Art

Kandinsky’s famous concentric circles’ painting is a fabulous source of inspiration for kids and is often used by art teachers to explore colour mixing concepts.

Kandinsky Heart Art Project

Claude Monet

Claude Monet experimented with his art, creating a ‘reflective’ surface that was key to Monet’s exploration of capturing patterns of changing light.

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids

Children's Book Inspired Craft Ideas

Children’s books are a fantastic source of inspiration for art and craft ideas and help children enjoy the story from the book.

The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home, written in a similar format to its predecessor, The Day the Crayons Quit. Duncan receives a pile of postcards from his lost, broken and aggrieved crayons who are not happy about being left behind and forgotten!

The Day the Crayons Came Home Inspired Craft
Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell Inspired Craft

Inspired by Sue Hendra’s charming story ‘Norman The Slug with the Silly Shell’, our Paper Plate Snail is all about letting imaginations sparkle to create snails with very silly shells.

Arts and Crafts for Kids Latest Projects

Halloween Craft for Kids | Easy Paper Bat Craft

Easy Paper Bat Craft

Learn how to make this easy paper bat craft this Halloween! These adorable paper toy puppets are super easy to make! Even young children from

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Creative and fun art & craft ideas for parents and educators of children 3-8 years old.

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