15 Educational Art Projects For Kids | Back To School Activities

Is the new school year about to begin? If so, it is the perfect time to prepare your kids for their classes! One effective way to do this is to stimulate their creativity so a bunch some simple art projects to do at home will surely benefit them! With that in mind, I have here 15 educational art projects for kids to enjoy!

15. How to Make Personalized Stepping Stones with your Kids

Making personalized stepping stones and planting gardens are perfect outdoor activities for children to welcome the warm weather! You will find below how to make personalized stepping stones with your kids!

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14. Geometric Animal Art

Combining art with math, geometric animal art can be a great art project to do with kids.

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13. Where Art Meets Math…

I showed that to the kids (ages 6, and 7…my 2 year old was napping). They were ready to bail on it at first but then she started drawing and they were hooked. After it was finished they wanted to try it too. So did I!

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12. How To Make Seed Bombs

Have you ever made Garden Seed Bombs? It’s a fun activity to do with kids and will really get them interested in gardening, in planting, caring for and tending for plants.

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11. Sunscreen Painting: STEAM For Kids

This simple art project will wow your kids and show them just how important proper sun protection can be. And we’ll talk a little bit about how sunscreen works.

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10. Skittles Experiment Exploring Colors and Science Inspired by Starry Night

This Skittles experiment started out as a simple idea to play with some candy science on a quiet afternoon, but quickly it developed into this gorgeous exploration of colors and movement inspired by the artist Vincent van Gogh. Who knew skittles and water could become such an amazing STEAM project?

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9. Color Mixing Art Activities For Kids

Learn about primary colors and complimentary colors with an easy color mixing art activity that includes a bit of science, art and problem solving.

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8. Blow Painting with Straws – Fun Art Idea for Kids

Blow painting with straws is a super easy and fun way to make abstract art with your kids. It allows your kids to use their imagination and creativity and the resulting artwork always looks amazing.

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7. 3D Optical Illusion Handprint Art

I just love any art projects that involve handprints. The other day, my kids found the salt dough handprint ornaments we made when they were little and were so amazed at how much bigger their hands were.

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6. Pointillism Leaf Art for Kids

Let’s have some fun and learn all about the beautiful painting technique of Pointillism as we create this awesome Pointillism Leaf Art for kids!

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5. Three Little Pigs Story Puppets Craft With Printable Template

Bring the fun of a craft session to a classic kids story with this really cute Three Little Pigs Story Puppets project. This paper craft is perfect for kids of all ages, but preschoolers will especially love this hands-on activity to go with a time honoured tale. See also Online Printable Summer Activities For Kids.

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4. Paper Fruit Crafts For Kids With Templates

Summer is the perfect time to engage the kids with a great crafting session! These Paper Fruit Crafts For Kids with templates make for a fun way to get crafty while honouring some of the fresh foods you can find in season this time of year.

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3. Andy Goldsworthy for Kids – a fun Autumn projects for kids

Welcome back to Kids Get Arty – our bi-monthly challenge, where we pick and artist, discuss his work and then have a go at something inspired by that artist.

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2. Kids Get Arty: Exploring Klimt

Welcome to the first of “Kids Get Arty” series. This were Red Ted and I start exploring The Great Artists together. It is a way for me to “rediscover” art and for Red Ted to see and explore art.

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1. Andy Warhol Art for Kids

Personally, I remember learning about him at school (*cough* all those years ago) and just loving the symmetry and process of repeating images over and over again. It was the first time, I went home and created my “own artwork” outside the class room.

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