Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids

“Never, even as a child, would I bend to a rule” – Claude Monet

Our Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids is open to breaking the rules. Using a piece of card and spoon for colour mixing, children can recreate their own impressionist water lily painting. And while our tool of choice is the spoon, children can explore and experiment with their hands, brushes, a sponge, scrap card or anything else they fancy trying to add texture and movement to the pond.

A spoon could be considered an unusual tool for exploring the works of famous artists. However, as you will soon find out, it blends the colours beautifully and smooths the paint as it spreads across the cardboard canvas, creating a ‘reflective’ surface that was key to Monet’s exploration of capturing patterns of changing light. The spoon can create swirls and movement, that naturally flows, almost like water.

Although a simple twist, it’s one that lends itself to adaption and can be easily applied within the home or classroom.

So let’s gather some old cardboard, paint, and a spoon, and get started!

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Materials

Thick Cardboard from an old box
Paint (Blue, White, Yellow)
A Spoon
Tissue Paper
Green Stockcard
Button
Scissors
PVA Glue

VIDEO Tutorial: 

 

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Using a piece of cardboard, cut it into a pond like shape and add sporadically add blobs of blue, yellow and white paint across the surface.

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Step 2: Spread the spoon across the surface, capturing the paint and blending, while spreading to across the surface.

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Step 3: Swirl and move the paint across until the cardboard is completely covered.

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Step 4: To add texture to smooth surface, try tearing the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated card to create prints across the ‘pond’.

My daughter suggested that these could be ripples created by bugs that often hover across the water, or perhaps a frog that’s just leaped in.

Either way, encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to spend time working on their pond surface, blending colours and if necessary, adding more paint.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids #famousartists #kidsart #artforkids #monetforkidsStep 5: Using green stock card, add some lily pads to the pond.

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Step 6: And finishing off with tissue paper lilies!

To make the lilies, cut out a pair of circles using two different colours for contrast (or the same) and place a button into the centre, securing with PVA glue.

Then simply scrunch the paper around the button to create a 3D effect.

And the Claude Monet Water Lily Art Project for Kids is now complete!

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I hope your children have fun recreating Monet’s Water Lilies. For more projects inspired by famous artists, check out:

Splat Painting for Kids 

Kandinsky Pebbles

Kandinsky Heart Art Project

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations

These gorgeous Recycled Cardboard Heart decorations are easy to make and are entirely process-led. Arty Crafty Kids will have the best time exploring various painting techniques to create their hearts, adding depth and texture as they layer their base with prints and embellishments. It’s entirely open-ended and they can reuse materials found in the recycling bin or bottom of the craft supply box.

Consider using bottle tops, paper rolls, bubble wrap and sponges for printing.

As well as sequins and glitter for a little bling.

Get Creative!

This craft is about enabling your Arty Crafty Kids to freely explore their creativity by experimenting with the materials they have to hand.

The Loren variety the better and there really isn’t a right or wrong; it’s all about having fun.

And while your children are busily creating their hearts, why not indulge in some crafting for yourself?

These hearts are a child version of a collection of heart bookmarks we recently created for the fabulous Red Ted Art, where all three designs can be downloaded for FREE!

https://www.artycraftykids.com/valentines/fingerprint-heart-valentines-day-tree/

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Materials  

Cardboard
Washable Paint
Paint Brushes – Bubble Wrap, Paper Rolls, Bottle Tops for printing
Glitter/Sequins
Embroidery Thread
Washi Tape
Hole Punch / Round Nose Pliers
Scissors

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Create the heart canvas’ by cutting out hearts shapes from a piece of cardboard.

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Step 2: Hand over to your Arty Crafty Kids, supplying them with paint and materials to explore.

Once the children have painted a base layer of colour, perhaps they could experiement with stamping.

They could try shaping paper rolls into hearts and creating heart prints.

Splat painting can be controlled by brushing a blunt knife against the brush.

Bubble wrap is fabulous for prints.

And bottle tops are great for stamping!

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Step 3: Perhaps add some washi tape?

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Step 4: Or even a little glitter.

To keep the glitter under control, we have a dedicated glitter tray and with a few boundaries in place, this helps to keep it contained and fun to use!

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Step 5: Add tassels to the bottom of the hearts (this step is entirely optional and can also be substituted with pom-poms if desired).

Tassels are very easy to make.

Simply spread your fingers out and wrap some embroidery thread around your fingers.

Gently slip the hooped thread off your fingers and cut one end of the hoop to create a bunch.

Remove two threads from the bunch and tie one around the centre, leaving two loose ends.

Fold the bunch over at the point of the knot and tie the second piece of thread around the bunch, wrapping it around several times as shown above and secure with a knot.

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Step 6: Fasten the tassel to the bottom of the heart, piercing a hole with a hole punch or round head pliers.

Before securing the tassel to the heart, add a few decorative beads to the thread.

To transform the hearts into decorations, they could be hung individually on the wall using string or thread together to create a unique heart garland.

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations.

For more crafty inspiration this Valentine’s, take a look at our:

18 Heart Art Projects 

Squiggle Heart Art

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art  

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Heart Art Projects

With love in the air, we’re turning our arty crafty hands to Valentine’s Day-themed activities and today I have the pleasure of showing you 18 brilliant Heart Art Projects for kids, that use a variety of processes and mediums to encourage creative freedom and exploration.

And while we have labelled them as ‘Valentine’s Art’, in reality, these projects are great for any occasion and if gifted, they’ll certainly warm hearts.

They say that variety is the spice of life and as with all ’round-ups’ featured on Arty Crafty Kids, I aim to appeal to all age groups and abilities to ensure that you’ll find something inspiring for your Arty Crafty Kids.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

18 Heart Art Projects for Kids 

To learn more about any of the Heart Art Projects featured, click the links provided to be diverted to the full instructions.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Valentines Heart Art Projects for kids #valentinesday #hearts #kidsartThis wonderful abstract heart art process from Nurture Store is perfect for very young children.

Simple and effective Optical Illusion Art from Pink Stripey Socks.

I adore how this Scandanivan Inspired heart from Fireflies and Mudpies is formed (it’s easier than it looks and includes a template!).

Watercolours and Black Glue works beautifully together. Discover how to make your own Black Glue Heart art over on Red Ted Art.

Perfect for young children, Flash Bugs Studio have created this amazing tissue and newspaper heart collage that children will love.

Gorgeous Watercolour Heart Handprint Tree from Arty Crafty Kids.

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This Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art idea from Arty Crafty Kids looks amazing displayed on the wall!

Combine art with maths to create this fabulous geometric heart by Kids Steam Lab.

I love how these puffy hearts (by School Time Snippets) add some fine motor threading to the design.

Simply beautiful Rainbow Heart Suncatcher by Fireflies and Mudpies.

This grass heart creation by Mother Natured is perfect for getting creative outside.

Beautiful Rainbow Puffy Heart art by the fabulous Art Bar.

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Pop over the Meri Cherry to discover how to make this mixed media cardboard Heart Hanging.

And continuing with the mixed media theme, Make It Your Own has a beautiful fabric and cardboard heart that’s perfect for crafting with recycled materials.

Combine Newspaper and Watercolours to make a torn Heart Collage (by the Pinterested Parent).

Squiggle heart art becomes more interesting with this yarn technique by Arty Crafty Kids.

Use fingerprints to create this beautiful heart shaped tree by Easy Peasy and Fun.

And finally, we’ve used our fingerprints to create hearts around a lovely handprint tree!

 

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Yarn Squiggle Heart Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Adapted from our popular Yarn Art concept, this Yarn Squiggle Heart Art idea adds a seasonal twist for Valentine’s Day and for those of us who just all things hearty!

While we’ve provided a nifty heart template for you to download for free, this is a process-led art activity and kids will love how the yarn will naturally twist and bend as they lower the threads to create squiggles. Unlike traditional squiggle art concepts, the yarn adds another dynamic to the process, with the lines literally popping out from the page.

Watercolours can be used to fill the squiggle shapes, but the process is open to many different materials.

For example, basic acrylic paint to scrunched up tissue or even glitter/sequins and buttons!

The concept is perfectly open-ended for children, allowing them to simply play with the materials they have to hand.

Yarn Squiggle Heart Art: Materials 

White Cardstock
Yarn
PVA Glue
Watercolour Paints
Scissors
Glue Stick

The Heart Template can be found towards the bottom of this post.

Yarn Squiggle Heart Art: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Download and print out the heart template onto White Cardstock.

Cut the yarn into manageable long strands for your Arty Crafty Kids.

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Step 2: Dip the yarn into the glue and press it into the glue (you may want to use a glue stick rather than a finger for this bit!) to get a good coverage.

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Step 3: Dangle the strand of yarn above the template and slowly lower it to the card, allowing the yarn to twist and bend.

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Step 4: Repeat step three, gradually filling the heart and covering some of the black outline to create a Yarn Heart.

Use the glue stick to secure any loose strands of yarn to the card and leave the yarn to dry.

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Step 5: Once the yarn has dried, fill the gaps with the medium of your ACK’s choice.

Watercolour paints are great for this particular art project as they won’t stain the yarn too much if your ACK’s paint across the yarn lines (which, they’re very likely to do!)…

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Step 6: Continue filling the heart with bright and beautiful colours until complete.

Heart Template

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids love this Yarn Squiggle Heart Art project.

For more open-ended and fun Art Projects, check out:

Kandinsky Watercolour Heart Art 

Rainbow Paper Collage 

Hot Glue Resist Heart Art

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Abstract Winter Art for Kids

Children are naturals when it comes to Mixed Media art and tend not to care for paintbrushes or shy away from garish colour combinations. They’re natural explorers and with mixed media concepts, anything goes! This simple Abstract Winter Art Project for Kids is perfectly suited to little artists who love to get their hands messy.

Using multiple painting techniques combined with glitter and black glue, kids will create a beautiful winter-themed piece of art that captures their unique experimental process.

Abstract Winter Art for Kids: Materials and Tutorial

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White Card Stock
Children’s Acrylic Paint
Scrap Card
Glitter
Bubble Wrap
Black Glue (PVA Glue + Black Acrylic Paint)
Decorative Edge Scissors
Any additional materials available in the craft cupboard – get creative!

To make the Black Glue, you will need a small squeezy bottle with a fine tip.

Combine 1 part Black Acrylic Paint with 3 parts PVA glue and give it a good shake! Don’t worry if the mixture appears a little grey at first, it will darken to a black colour.

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Step 1: Squirt the acrylic paint directly onto a piece of white cardstock.

Cut up some scrap card and then scrape the card across the paint to spread it across the page.

Capture different paint colours as you scrape the card across the white cardstock to merge the colours and create gorgeous blends.

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Step 2: Continue the Step 1 process (adding more colours if necessary) until the Arty Crafty Kids are satisfied with their new wintery canvas.

Add some shimmer and shine with streaks of glitter.

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Step 3: (An optional extra) To add texture and depth to the landscape, use bubble wrap to create prints.

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Step 4: For best results, paint the individual bubbles on the bubble wrap and then press down firmly. Carefully peel the bubble wrap away from the painting to reveal the print.

Repeat as desired, using multiple colours and bubble wrap shapes,

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Step 5: Using another piece of White Cardstock, cut out multiple ‘tree’ shapes with the ‘decorative edge scissors’.Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Winter Crafts for Kids | Abstract Winter Art for Kids - A fun painting idea using multiple mediums to create a textured Winter scene #wintercraftsforkids #wintercrafts #wintertree #artforkids

Step 6: Glue the trees onto the painting.

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Step 7: Complete the trees with black glue, creating fun trunk shapes.

If possible, apply the black glue in one free flow motion and have a piece of tissue to hand to wipe away any excess glue.

This Abstract Winter Art project can be easily adapted to suit any age and ability. For instance, the black glue could be substituted for paint or cut up black card. For one of our winter landscapes, we created trees out of white lace rather than cardstock and added snowflake embellishments. Perhaps the trees could be a gorgeous evergreen colour rather than white?

However your Arty Crafty Kids choose to complete their Abstract Winter Art projects, I hope they LOVE the process…

For more creative Winter themed ideas, you may also enjoy the following posts:

Bubble Wrap Winter Tree

Watercolour and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake 

A Beautiful Collection of Winter Art Ideas for Kids

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Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

This gorgeous Christmas Tree Garland Craft is entirely process led. Using the scrape painting technique to create a unique and colourful tree canvas, kids are free to decorate their trees using glitter, sequins, buttons, yarn, string and anything else they can clasp their hands on.

Depending on how you approach this activity, this not a quick 5-minute craft.

It’s a fun and rewarding project that can be recreated within the home or form part of a lesson plan within the class room!

The tree could be replaced with a handprint to personalise it further.

So let’s gather the materials and an old cardboard, and get started!

Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Cardboard Box
An old credit/plastic card
Tissue Paper
Kid-Friendly Acrylic Paint
PVA Glue
Twine
Sticky Tape
Buttons, Yarn, Sequins, Glitter
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Step 1: Begin with a cardboard box and squirt a small amount of paint directly onto the canvas.

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Step 2: Next, take an old plastic card and literally scrape the paint across the cardboard, from one side to the other, catching a number of different colours within a single scrape. This will create a gorgeous blend of colour!

Wipe away any excess paint from the credit card with a tissue and repeat the process until the cardboard is filled with colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 3: Draw your own Christmas tree onto a piece of paper, cut it out and use it as a template to create multiple trees of the same shape and size.

Alternatively, you could use your child’s handprint, which could look super cute!

Cut out the trees.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 4: Decorate!

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 5: Give your Arty Crafty Kids a variety of decorative items to stick onto their Christmas Trees.

This element of the craft is great for developing fine motor skills!

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 6: Using a small amount of sticky tape, attach the trees to a piece of twine or string.

The gap between the trees could vary depending on a) the number of Christmas you have to attach and b) where they will be displayed!

They could be placed above a door, along a bookcase or directly onto your Christmas Tree!

The Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft is now Complete! 

I hope your children love the process of creating their Christmas Trees and you would like further festive inspiration, take a look at our other process-led Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Paper Plate Baubles 

Toddler Christmas Trees 

Glitter Handprint Ornament

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Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids

This paper tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids is entirely child-led and with Bonfire Night just a few weeks away followed by New Years Celebrations, kids will love creating their own fireworks display using this simple technique that’s been used within preschools for years.

Using recycled materials as a fireworks stamp and newspaper clippings to add an urban/country landscape or famous landmark, the paintings will be transformed into a complete fireworks scene that will resemble the New Years celebrations from around the world. It could be personalized to your child’s location by using a photo of your home, town or perhaps the newspaper could be substituted with a hand-drawn image.

However you choose to present this activity, I’m sure the Arty Crafty Kids will have their own ideas and will have a blast cutting, sticking, painting and stamping!

Shall we get started?

Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids: Materials and Tutorial

Paper Tubes
Kid-Friendly Paint
Black Stock Card
Plastic Plates
An Old Newspaper
Scissors
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 1: To create the firework stamp, cut a number of slits into one end of the paper tube and work around the circumference leaving about a centimeter between each cut.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 2: Spread the paper tube strips outwards.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 3: Place the paper tube into a plate full of paint.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 4: Stamp the paper tube onto the black stock card.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 5: Supply your Arty Crafty Kids with multiple colours and fill the Black Stock Card with fireworks!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 6: Cut out some landscape newspaper clippings.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 7: Glue the newspaper clippings onto the fireworks painting.

The Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids is now Complete

I hope the Arty Crafty Kids enjoy their Fireworks Paintings!

For more process art ideas, check out:

Silhouette Tree Art 

Bleeding Crepe Paper Art 

Bubble Wrap Printing

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Bubble Wrap Printing

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Bubble Wrap Printing is a fun and easy art process for kids, with endless possibilities.

Kids can play with colours and patterns to create frame worthy works of art or transform them into snakes, lizards, fish, collages or mosaics. They could be recycled as wrapping paper or used to decorate a plain notebook.

The process could be applied to create beautiful sunsets or underwater backdrops.

There really are no boundaries and with just a few materials and minimal prep, this is a great art idea for a rainy day or with a group of kids!

Shall we get started?
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bubble Wrap Printing

Bubble Wrap Printing

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Paper / Stock Card
Paint
Bubble Wrap
Double Sided Sticky Tape
Scissors
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The one thing I can tell you is that once the kids get started with this process, they will not want to stop!

To make life easier, stick some double sided sticky tape onto a table. Once the kids have used up the bubble wrap and are ready to move onto the next piece, all you have to do is whip of the bubble wrap and stick the second piece onto the tape. This will make the change over so much easier as the tape can be reused time and time again until the kiddies have finished.

Next, add paint.

As you will see from the video, my daughter and I had two different approaches, and that’s the beauty of this process – there is no right or wrong, kids are free to explore, play and experiment.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Bubble Wrap Printing

However your child chooses to apply the paint, once the bubble wrap is sufficiently covered, place the paper on top of the bubble wrap and gentle press down until you see the ‘bubble’ shadows appear through the paper.

Gently peel the paper away, leave to dry and admire the gorgeous prints!

I hope you enjoy this simple bubble wrap and for more bubble wrap art ideas, take a look at our bubble wrap stamps and mess-free bubble wrap art.

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Black Line Exploration

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

We’ve become huge fans of resist art and are gradually working our way through the mediums. The black oil pastel is my personal favourite and the thick, bold, slightly smudged black lines used within this black line exploration piece creates an incredible faux stain glass window affect.

It’s a fun and easy way for kids to play with and explore geometrical shapes, squiggles or/and simple patterns, and it’s entirely process led!

Why Resist Art? 

Oil and water do not mix, and resist techniques play on this aversion with fabulous results.

Traditionally, a resist material is used to retain the white and as your kids wash over the lines with their watercolours, they’ll see the paint repelled. My own children love this process and in within modern art, the technique is also used to create interesting textures.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Black Line Exploration Art

Black Line Exploration Art 

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Supplies: 

Watercolour Paints
Watercolour Paper
Black Oil Pastel Or Crayon
Ruler

The objective of this activity is for kids to simply play with the materials and see what happens.

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They can explore geometrical shapes and symmetry to create an unusual abstract piece of art or perhaps a challenge could be set in the form of: how many triangles can you fit into a square/rectangle?

This could be a fun way for kids to consider angles and space within a natural, no pressure context.

Alternatively, they can create squiggles, shapes, flowers, animals or just simply go with the flow and allow their creativity to flow!

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To get started, all you need is some watercolour paper, a black oil pastel and watercolour paint.

Then, take a BIG step back and see what your kids do…

Remember there’s no right or wrong with process art and usually, kids are at their most creative when given the freedom to explore.

For more arty inspiration, take a look at Yarn Art Process Art, Hot Glue Resist Heart and our super popular Oil Pastel Resist Spiders Web!

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Plastic Bottle Stamping

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

For this months process art challenge we’re getting arty with a spot of plastic bottle stamping.

Plastic bottles come and go with daily use, yet I have never (until now) noticed the variety of shape and texture that can be found at the bottom of a bottle. Aside from the standard circle, we found petal shapes, tear drops, ovals and plastic bottles with  all sorts of interesting ridges, bumps and lumps.

Who would have thought, that items intended for the recycling bin can be transformed into an amazing creative resource for kids to explore colour, patterns, shapes and texture!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

Plastic Bottle Stamping

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Supplies

Washable Kid Friendly Paint
Paper or Stock Card
Bottles of Various Shapes and Sizes

Many of our process art ideas are about reusing materials readily available within the home, which keeps set-up times to a minimum – handy for eager kids looking to get stuck in!

To begin, present the paint and bottles to the kids, and take a BIG step back.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

My little girl dived straight in with her favourite colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

And very quickly, mixed them all up!

During the process, cakes discovered that too much paint led to smudged prints and less was certainly more.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

She enjoyed mixing contrasting colours and spent much of her time exploring different combinations, which naturally evolved into pattern formations.

Some of the printing became erratic and lets say a little crazy, while some remained considered and purposeful.

This of course captures the essence of process art; It’s an exploration of style, technique and a process of cause and effect

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Kids Art Plastic Bottle Stamping | Simple art idea for kids using recycled plastic bottles, creating fun and unusual shapes and patterns.

To put it simply, it’s about learning through play.

If you’ve enjoyed our plastic bottle stamping idea, you may also like yarn doodle art, craft stick canvas art and bubble wrap art!

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MORE PROCESS ART ACTIVITIES USING PLASTIC BOTTLES:

Plastic Bottle Stamping from Arty Crafty Kids

Drip Painted Bottle Process Art by To be a Kid Again

Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile from Mum in the Madhouse

Sensory Process Art from Views From A Step Stool

An Invitation to Create from Squiggles and Bubbles

Abstract Sculptures from Figment Creative