5 easy arts and crafts kids can do at home

Emmy Samtani
Emmy Samtani
Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Created on Oct 29, 2023 · 4 mins read

If you’re looking for fun activities for your kids to do at home that are still educational, you can’t go past arts and crafts. These projects are typically low-cost and easy to prepare at home and are perfect for your children to enjoy with their friends or siblings. So, without further adieu, here are 5 amazing arts & crafts kids can do at home!

1. Cardboard Mask

Here’s a simple art and craft idea that is sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face. Make a cardboard mask with your child!

Start by cutting out shapes from the card stock and tracing it onto the cardboard, then cut it out. Draw on any detail you wish or have your kids do so, such as eyes, noses, mouths, etc. Once they are done decorating the masks they will be ready to wear.

2. Handprint Flower Art

Kids love finger painting, but if you want to mix things up, try making some handprint flowers! All you need is some paint, white construction paper, and your little one’s hand. Start by painting their hand green, then have them press it down onto the paper. Once the handprint is dry, add some pink paint to create the flower blossom. It’s a simple and fun art project that even the littlest kids can do.

You can also paint their thumb red and create two-toned flowers by pressing their hands down one after another. Add different colours around the edges to create a neat border effect or make wavy lines through the middle like veins.

3. Stamping with Eggs

Still looking for more art and craft things do at home? Why not let your kids have fun while they learn how to paint with watercolours by adding food colouring to hard-boiled eggs. Put them in a muffin tin, and let your children dip an egg into a bowl of paint and then stamp on paper. This also works well with natural sponges or synthetic sponges like an old make-up sponge or a dish sponge. Give it a try and see if you enjoy this easy art project for kids.

4. Eggshell Mosaic

Create a work of art with broken eggshells (maybe from the above activity!). To start, you’ll need about 100–200 pieces of an eggshell that have been crushed into small bits. Using a large block of Styrofoam and plastic wrap (to protect your table), cover one side of a 2 x 2 block in plastic wrap.

Next, spread out your tiny bits of crushed eggshell and dip your brush into water to wet it. Press the brush against the surface of the Styrofoam and make sure to pick up some eggshell bits as you do so. Spread them out evenly across the surface before proceeding with another layer.

Repeat this process until you’ve created your desired design or reached the top edge of the foam. Allow it to dry for 3-4 days before removing from the foam by pulling off one edge of plastic wrap at a time.

5. Make a rock pet

Take a break from the traditional art supplies and head outside to gather some rocks for this fun and easy craft! With just a little glue, some googly eyes, and some embellishments if you’re feeling fancy, you can transform ordinary rocks into cute and quirky little pets. There’s no wrong way to decorate your rocks, so let your creativity run wild! Plus, it’s a great way to spend some time outdoors and connect with nature.

Encourage creativity by allowing your kids to use any colour or shape that they want. Let them add their own designs as well, such as stripes or dots on their pet rock with paint. If they get bored of one rock, let them explore other things to do with the same rocks like stacking stones or letting water run over the top of the stone shapes.

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