Five Favorite Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

Children of all ages love art- sketching, drawing, painting, and more. It just comes naturally. Remember when your little one could finger-paint with a mix of colors? She hadn’t even given it any though. She’d just mastered the moment. Through different art and crafts activities children are able to learn how to make choices, solve problems, and develop critical thinking. As they get hold of that pencil and drag it across a surface, they’re engaging their creativity and having fun. Allowing children to be in the moment have fun, and express themselves is something you should do either as a parent or guardian. Here’s a collection of art and crafts activities you can try with your young ones every day to encourage their creativity.

Raised Salt Painting

The raised salt painting activity could end up becoming your kids’ favorite painting activity ever! The activity allows your kids to create any design in their paper without any disappointments that things didn’t turn out as planned. The art activity tends to focus more on the painting process rather than the end result which is why both adults and kids can have fun and enjoy this art and crafts activity. The materials used include salt, food coloring or watercolor paint, and glue.

The Back-and-forth Drawing Game

Both kids and adults can participate in this drawing game. It’s a fun and exciting game to play while at home or even out there at the coffee shop. It one of the best drawing games that allows kids and adults to connect through creativity. Materials needed include paper, a drawing tool and a pen. The first person quickly draws something simple before you take turns drawing and adding more elements back and forth. The back-and-forth drawing game makes a good waiting game at coffee shop, cafes, restaurants, and even offices.

Scribble Drawings

Of course, there is much fun in grabbing a pencil and scribbling all over a piece of paper. Well, it doesn’t stop there! Take a close look at what you’ve just scribbled and see what’s coming out. There must be something. Yes. As soon as you see something out of the scribbles, go ahead and outline it in some permanent market, leaving the rest in the background. The game continues as the kid continues to identify other background shapes within the rest of the scribbles. Sounds fun, right?

Spin Painting

Spin painting is a fun art game that teaches kid about color mixing, color, and abstract art. Not only are the kids entertained but also exposed to the process of art creation. It usually involves decorating or dripping paint onto a piece of cardboard (canvas) and rotating it at a high speed from a spin art machine. You can use a salad spinner at home. Don’t worry about the paint as it washes off easily.

Marble Painting

Marble painting is a craft activity for both adults and children of all ages and abilities. You might want to try out on a rainy day when the children can’t go outside to play. You’ll need washable paints, sketch paper, paper towels, scissors, a baking tray, and marbles. Once you’ve laid the paper on your working surface place drops of your paint colors around it, and then add the marbles. The number of marbles you use is your choice. With the marbles on the tray, get the ball rolling until you’re happy with what you see. Whichever method you use to roll the marbles around doesn’t matter. Once you’re done, allow the painting to dry overnight.