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Mystery Paint

Here's a fun and magical art activity, where kids paint an invisible picture that can only be revealed when painted over with watercolors!

Make Garden Pinwheels

Help your kindergartener add some flair to the family garden with pencil pinwheels!

Make a Thank You Frame

Looking for a teacher gift? Here's a way for your preschooler to show off her growing writing skills and create a cute picture frame to show her thanks, too!

Play This Paper Construction Game!

What IS That Thing? is a game for kids of all ages that uses scrap paper and junk from around the house! A great way to recycle, reduce, and reuse.

Create Aboriginal Handprint Art

Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.

Paint Your Own Petroglyphs

In this unique 5th grade arts and crafts project, your budding artist can imitate ancient rock art by creating his own petroglyphs on sandpaper with crayons.

Create a Story Quilt

Here's a fun art activity that combines measurement and design with drawing and painting. Kids tell their own special story as they create a story quilt.

Make Cave Paintings

Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.

Homemade Beads: 3 Ways

Here are 3 inexpensive ways for kids to make their own beads, from scratch.

Bead Some 100th Day of School Jewelry

Commemorate the 100th Day of School with some jewelry that includes 100 buttons.

Make a Paper Chain Calendar

Make this paper chain calendar and give your child a visual reminder of the passing of time.

Create a Crayon Shape Painting

This engaging, fun, pattern resist painting is inspired by your little one's love of shapes.

Make Your Own Fossils

In this fun activity, kids practice measurement and boost fine motor skills as they learn all about how fossils form and even make a few of their own!

T-Shirt Pillow

Recycle your child's beloved old t-shirt by sewing it into a pillow! The results of activity are unique, decorative, creative, and never wasteful.

Make Pop-Up Puppets

Here's a first grade arts and crafts activity: make pop-up puppets using a plastic cup, wooden dowel, and fabric. Put on a show once you're done!

Felt Board Stories

Make some fairy tale felt board stories with your child the next time you're looking for a fun activity for a lazy afternoon.

Make a Parachute Toy

This homemade parachute toy is incredibly easy to build. Plus, it gives kids an excuse to investigate and experiment...the backbone of kindergarten science.

Make Popsicle Puppets...and Practice Communication

Puppets can help preschoolers practice communication and conflict resolution.

Create a Painted Rock Mosaic

Make a colorful rock mosaic that will help your child practice her patterns, shapes, and colors while making a beautiful work of art!

Art with Household Items

Use common kitchen tools to create an entirely uncommon work of art!

Create a Two-Sided Opposites Painting

Transform a single sheet of card stock into a double-sided painting of opposites: on one side, a bright daytime landscape, on the other, a dusky evening scene.

Create a Collagraph

Kids get creative as they experiment with fabrics and textures to create their very own collagraphs.

Craft a Seashell Wind Chime

Make a seashell wind chime for your back porch. Perfect for younger kids to build motor skills on.

Etching Art

Introduce your preschooler to patterns in this arts and craft activity that uses household materials to create and paint scratch prints.

Scratch Art

Encourage your preschooler's creativity with this exciting art project! Every "scratch art" drawing is unique and colorful!

Make Paper Plate Tambourines

Looking for a noisemaker that's more musical than your kid's typical banging and clanging? Make a paper plate tambourine!

Watermelon Paper Plates

This fun watermelon art project will help your preschooler develop his fine motor skills, number sense and shape recognition.

Draw Shadow Art

Develop your kindergartener's fine motor skills while tracing shadows on a sunny day with this fun kindergarten activity.

Make a Ladybug Storyboard!

This flannel board will give your child hands-on practice with math, but in a fun format, full of ladybugs.

Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. It's simple, inexpensive, and there's no wrong way to do it!

Make a Fabric Collage

Want a fun craft project that will get your preschooler using his senses? Create a colorful, abstract piece of fabric art with your child!

Sun Mosaic

Help your preschooler celebrate spring by crafting a glistening, sunshine-shaped mosaic.

Flower Prints

Take advantage of the spring and summer sun in this arts and crafts activity that has your second grader creating pretty flower prints.

Make Your Own Rainstick

There's no need to hunt down a cactus for this rainstick craft. In fact, you can recycle items you probably already have on hand.

Bee Craft

Let your child experience the fun of collage art while jumping into a little bee science with this bee-utiful busy bee craft.

Make a Fall Tree Collage

This fun art project is a great way to introduce your child to some basic geometry.

Create Squishy Paint Art

Featuring plenty of good old fashioned squishy, gooey fun without the mess, this compromise of an art project is sure to please little ones and grown-ups alike.

Make a Story in a Bag

Teaching kids that stories have an order is important, despite how fun it is to listen to the tale of the tomato that put on his pajamas and went for a swim.

Egg Carton Caterpillar

Your preschooler will strengthen his fine motor skills by cutting, painting, and drawing as he creates a crafty caterpillar out of an egg carton.

Snow Paint

Wishing for snow? If the weather refuses to cooperate, take charge and make your own snow in this fun painting activity!

Create an Egg Carton School Bus

This school bus is easy to make, and all you need are some common household items.

Shake It! A Number Recognition Game

Strengthen your child's number recognition skills with this fun game using an old, empty egg carton!

Pointillism Art

Study pointillism with your preschooler and create a beautiful work of art!

Rainbow Mosaic

After a storm, have a discussion with your preschooler about how rainbows are made. Then, create a rainbow mosaic from ordinary paint samples!

Life Necklace

Have your child try her hand at creating a colorful, beaded necklace that's not only stylish, but also tells a story.

Make an African Mask

Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.

Make Your Own Kente Cloth

Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.

Wax Paper Art

If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!

Make a Self Portrait from Nature

Add some fun to arts and crafts by having your child make a self portrait using nature as her palette.

Create a Rain Splattered Painting

Let your preschooler create an abstract masterpiece by turning simple watercolors into a rain splattered painting filled with vibrant colors!

Plastic Lid Craft

Your preschooler can learn about texture by recycling old containers and lids.

Make Four Season Trees!

This crafty activity provides a hands-on way for your child to illustrate how the trees look during each season of the year.

Make Your Own Puzzle

It's easy and fun to make puzzles, and your child can pick any design.

Make a Family Tree!

Make a family tree with your child to teach him about his personal history. Make a family tree with this tutorial, and teach your kid about his family history.

Create a Weather Mobile!

Have your child make a special mobile inspired by the weather outside. Learn about seasons, the environment, and art in 3-D.

Make a Pom Pom Caterpillar!

In this fun preschool arts and crafts activity, your child will create a cute and colorful caterpillar using pom poms, googly eyes, and a clothespin.

African Flag Banner

Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.

Make Noodle Necklaces!

Stringing beads helps develop the hand-eye coordination kids need to write, and noodles are sized just right for junior jewelry-makers.

Make a Paper Chain

Here's a fun activity that will help your child learn to cut on a line, practice fine motor control, and create a beautiful garland, too.

Treasure Chest Craft

Make a vintage-style cardboard treasure box using leathery boiled paper colored with fabric dye.

Blow Painting

Let your kid have fun painting by blowing the paint around on the paper rather than using a paintbrush. The result will be a fabulously abstract piece of art!

Make a Straw-Blown Painting!

Do this exciting project that lets your child use her own breath to create a funky painting that will add colorful flair to any home!

Make an African Djembe Drum

Explore African culture by helping your child make his very own djembe drum! Help your child explore music and rhythm as he celebrates Black History Month.

Make Rice Pictures

Forget markers or crayons. For a really unusual art project, close the art supply cabinet, and crack open the pantry! Use rice to make pictures.

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