Kids arts and crafts Activities

A directory of 500+ kids arts and crafts activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and suncatchers.

Kids Arts and Crafts Activities Directory

Looking for an art activity to do with your kids? If so, you’ve come to the right place! You can find over 500 kids arts and crafts activities and ideas here on The Artful Parent.

I’ll highlight some of our very best kids’ art activities by category below.You’ll find drawing ideas, painting techniques, collage activities, and more.

If you’re looking for a specific material or technique you can click on a category below or use the search button in the right-hand sidebar. There are between 30 and 70 activities in most of the categories listed, so you should find lots of ideas to explore if you just want to poke around and get inspired!

500+ Kids Arts and Crafts Activities

Painting Activities for Kids

Kids Painting Activities

Kids love to paint! The kids painting activities on The Artful Parent range from spin painting, marble rolling, body painting, fingerpainting, to painting with a variety of brushes and other materials and on a range of surfaces.

Here are a couple top posts to get you started:

  • 7 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids to Try
  • 11 Favorite Painting Activities for Preschoolers

Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

Drawing for Kids – Creative Ideas & Activities

We have lots of ideas, activities, and games for drawing with kids here on The Artful Parent, including observational drawing, drawing prompts, and creative drawing exercises and drawing games.

Here are a few top activities to get you started:

  • Drawing for Kids :: How to Encourage Creativity, Skills & Confidence
  • How to Get Started with Observational Drawing for Kids
  • Why Read Aloud Time is Drawing Time

3-D Art and Sculpture Activities for Kids

3D Art and Sculpture Ideas for Kids

Looking for 3D art and sculpture ideas for kids? We have more than 25 for you here on The Artful Parent, including toothpick sculptures, building with cardboard, plus both wood sculptures annd ice sculptures.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

  • 13 Fun Toothpick Construction Ideas!
  • How to Make Your Own Magnetic Building Set
  • Easy Wood Sculptures for Kids

More Than 50 Collage Art Ideas for Kids

Collage Art Ideas for Kids

We have more than 50 collage art ideas for kids here on The Artful Parent, including including basic paper collage, contact paper collage, sticker collage, mixed media artwork, and 3-D collage.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

  • 9 Paper Collage Ideas for Kids
  • 13 Sticker Art Projects for Kids
  • Collage with Colored Pasta

30+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

Looking for 3D art and sculpture ideas for kids? We have more than 25 for you here on The Artful Parent, including toothpick sculptures, building with cardboard, plus both wood sculptures and ice sculptures.

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

  • 3 Awesome Homemade Playdough Recipes
  • 15+ Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids
  • Clay Leaf Prints with Air Dry Clay

40+ Printmaking Activities for Kids

Printmaking Ideas for Kids

Looking for some printmaking ideas for kids? I’ve got you covered! We have more than 40 great printmaking activities and ideas for children here on The Artful Parent. The printmaking techniques and art activities included here are monoprinting, muffin tin printing, styrofoam printing, printing with found objects, string and yarn printing, hand prints, and car wheel printing.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

  • Monoprinting with Kids the Easy Way
  • DIY Marbled Paper the Easy Way
  • Mirror Image String Printing

Suncatcher Crafts Kids Can Make - 50+ Suncatcher and Stained Glass Activities for Children

Stained Glass and Suncatcher Crafts 

We LOVE stained glass and suncatchers! They capture light and color in such a magical way. We have more than 50 stained glass and suncatcher art activities for kids here on The Artful Parent!

Here are a few top posts to get you started:

  • Melted Bead Suncatchers
  • Nature Suncatchers in Paper Plate Frames
  • Melted Crayon Stained Glass on Paper

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - 50+ Watercolor Art Activities for Children

Watercolor Projects for Kids

Looking for watercolor art activities for children? We have more than 50 for you here on The Artful Parent, including simply painting, printing, doing watercolor resist activities, and multimedia art projects, as well as for various science experiments and dyeing a range of items.

Here are a few top kids arts and crafts activities to get you started:

  • Raised Salt Painting with Watercolors
  • 7 Watercolor Techniques for Kids
  • 6 Watercolor Resist Ideas to Try

33 ideas for nature art for kids, including land art, journals, & leaf prints. Some of these art activities are inspired by nature; some use nature items.

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