Art is a fun and constructive way to spend time with your little one. It also has many benefits for them, such as reinforcing self-expression skills, improving motor skills, developing patience and problem-solving abilities (especially excellent cognitive development), boosting concentration levels which in turn improves memory retention ability among other things– not to mention the fact that it just plain old lets kids have some creative freedom! And if all this isn’t enough? Art can be done affordably at home without spending lots of money on expensive supplies – most likely you already own what you need while crafting an activity together.
Find out some fun ways you can encourage your child’s creativity with these easy art activities that they will enjoy even more while having the time of their lives!
Practice drawing skills by tracing the outline of an object on paper – like your hand or foot! You can make it more challenging for older children by using pencils instead of crayons. Next, have them draw their favorite animal in different poses and environments to see what they come up with.
This is a fun way to get your kids’ creative juices flowing – they might find themselves drawing more often. This activity also helps with hand-eye coordination and motor skills development, so it’s a win-win!
Let children work on creative problem-solving skills by drawing their favorite animal that can’t walk! They won’t know what kind of animal it is or how they’ll solve the problem until they start to draw. Ask them questions like, “does your animal have paws?” And keep asking more questions as you go along so that they won’t know what’s coming!
Another way, let them choose between different colored construction paper and cut it into shapes to create something new. No two shapes will be the same, and they’ll have to try different ways of combining them together in order to create a final product.
3) Mix up Colors in Paint Pots
Give them paintbrushes, but don’t tell them what to do with them! Have the little one choose what colors they want in their painting and where on the paper they would like to put a dot of paint.
If you have any leftover paints – let your child mix up new colors by adding different amounts of colors to a small container.
No two colors will be the same, and they’ll learn about different pigment combinations that can create new shades. You can help your child explore their creative side by putting paint on a blank, white sheet of paper! Let them choose where to put it and what kind of effects they want – maybe they want to make a design or show you the colors they prefer.
No matter what your child does with these projects, it’ll be easy and fun for them!
You also might find that while just sitting down at an art table can help children get more creative – so don’t forget about those little blank canvases!
4) Handmade Tiles
This is a great way to get some finger painting done. Get extra craft paper and cut it into squares, then let your child paint each square with different colors of acrylic paints while having fun! When you’re finished, place the squares on top of one another – there’s no right or wrong order for this!
Afterward, they can take a white sheet of paper and cover it in colored squares. When you’re done framing your masterpiece on the stretched-out paper – let them add some details with markers or crayons to their project if desired.
5) Animal-themed Collage
Have fun making an animal-themed collage. You’ll need a large sheet of paper, glue and some magazines with animals on the covers or inside pages. Cut out pictures from the magazine that you would like to use in your collage – then let them glue it onto the big piece of paper. Last but not least, let them try drawing a picture of their favorite animal – by using crayons, pens, or pencils. They can turn it into the main character of an adventure story!
It’s a great way to bond with your child and get them excited about the world around them. But the best part is that it’s not even expensive! Most art supplies are inexpensive, or you can simply use what you have lying around your house. So this weekend, give your child a fun and creative time with these five easy art activities for kids to do at home. You’ll be glad you did!