Fun Art Projects

Collection by Summer Shepherd

Summer Shepherd
Multicultural Art Project: "Henna Hands" teaches kids about the use of henna, a traditional art form that has been practiced in India, areas of the Middle east, and parts of Africa for hundreds of years.

"Henna Hands:" A Simple Multicultural Craft for Kids

With minimal supplies, kids experience the beauty of henna by creating their own henna hands. This simple multicultural art project is great for all ages.

Color It Like you MEAN it!: October 2018

Color It Like you MEAN it!

This project took a little while to complete because we created our books from the outside in! Students got to pick their sketchbook covers and they learned how to assemble a book. We used rafia for the binding, and a great thing about these books is that we can take them apart and add more pages as we need them. The books have a "hinge" so they fold back and lay flat, which was great for practicing portraits, value scales, and eyes in our books. There are tons of instructions for books…

Art Trading Card Template. Download the PDF with photos in place. Add your own drawings. #ATC

Art Trading Card Template · Art Projects for Kids

This works as a great prompt for ATC ideas. The template has the animals, you need to provide the drawings.

Aluminum foil & paper wrapped with yarns to make animals or any creature of your choice

Aboriginal Inspired Fibre Sculptures

As indigenous art is a significant and important part of the study of Australian art, I inevitably teach several lessons a year centr...

Learn with Play at Home: Spider Web Art for Kids

Spider Web Art for Kids

The other day my mum (and the kids' beloved Nana) came over to hang out. I thought that we could all do some art, as being creative together provides time for chatting, learning, connecting and bonding. Not only would we end up with some lovely artwork but also memories of togetherness that will last a lifetime. I'd been saving some watercolour paper to create something cool with for a while, and thought we could use it to paint some vibrant watercolour spider-web designs. You'll need…

Movement sculptures - this would be a great way to look at negative space!

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Movement sculptures - this would be a great way to look at negative space!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project for Kids | A fun recycled cat art project using recycled newspaper and magazines. With the help of a free template kids can make a cat that can strike multiple cool poses!

Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project for Kids

A Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project for Kids - using recycled materials and a free template, this cool cat can strike at least four different poses!


My Top 6 Halloween Art Lessons - Art Teacher in LA

Here are a few of my favorite Halloween Art Lessons for Kindergarten-4th Grade. Full step by step directions and supply lists are in each link.

Student Samples of the Two Point Perspective Tree House

Love the way these tree houses turned out! Please see the previous post to see how I taught the kiddos and other inspirations for this project (click here). Here are other examples of from the rest of the class. (click here)