Art is one of my favorite kids activities. I love the creativity involved and seeing kids light up with joy at a finished project. These hand and footprint art project ideas are such a cute idea. They’re also a neat way to track growth as the prints will get bigger with time
Full instructions found on The Frugal Girls
What mother wouldn’t love this cute little handmade inchworm card? In fact anything her child creates would make most mother’s smile from the inside out. This is a cute and creative way for young kiddos to let mom know how special she is….and it’s super easy to make.
For instructions visit Handmade Charlotte.
The Hungry Catepillar is such a great children’s book. It would be fun to read the book with them and then head outdoors to create their very own hungry caterpillar.
For detailed instructions please visit Thrive 360 Living.
- Smooth rocks
- Paintbrushes (small enough to paint on the rocks)
- Acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
Flowers and plants are great for Mother’s Day but I loved the idea of a DIY Hanging Terrarium. They add so much beauty to any room you choose to hang them in. And are great for mom to hang above her desk at work!
For details please visit Home A Sandwich Shoppe
All you need:
- Hanging Terrariums
What kid doesn’t love to paint? Not sure there are too many. Now combine that with blowing bubbles and you’ve got a sure hit! This activity looks like an absolute blast with the potential for an absolute mess so in my mind it’s best saved as an outdoor activity for this time of year. This would be a great afternoon or weekend activity to keep the kids engaged and having a ball!
For details please visit Prudent Baby
I’m all about activities for kids that encourage creativity and movement. I love this idea for DIY Letter Stones found on Buggy & Buddy as it’s a great project to get the kids outside on a nice spring day and it also has a great educational element to it. Why is it the simplest of ideas are always the best
For full tutorial please visit Buggy & Buddy.
I’m a big fan of kids art. Keeping their original work is fantastic however I thought this idea found on ArtfulCircle would allow you to display several different “pieces” of art in one large picture. Such a simple and creative idea. I love it!
What You’ll Need:
- A few pieces of kids art
- A large picture frame – this is a decent 16 x 20 for about $25 on Amazon
- A circle punch – about $11 on Amazon
- Mod Podge – about $9 on Amazon
Visit ArtfulCircle for full instructions.
At my house we love decorating our home with found objects from the natural world around us. We have framed insects, skulls, cool looking sticks and rocks, you name it. My oldest son is really into collecting feathers, but it is tricky trying to figure out how to display them. A friend of mine just sent me a link to these amazing frames that are made for displaying leaves, but I think they would be just perfect for feathers as well! However, the leaves would be really nice too. The frames are a little expensive, around $26, but the “art” inside them is free, so it is really not a bad deal if you look at it that way. You can buy them on Amazon, either in horizontal 8 inch, or in the vertical 8 inch.
I’ve always enjoyed coloring ever since I was young and just never outgrew it. Although I’ve not done it in quite some time I find it therapeutic. This neat little website called Photo Pencil now allows you to upload a photo and turn it into a color page. I thought that was so cool! This could be a great rainy day project for the kids!
To make your own FREE color page visit Photo Pencil Sketch.
On a rainy spring day this could be a great craft idea for the kiddos. I’m not sure why I’ve never thought to use glue as raindrops….such a simple yet brilliant idea. Encourage creativity and have the kids use some fun colors to brighten up a gloomy spring day!
For full tutorial and instructions visit Mama Jenn.