24 of the best, most creative kids collages

I’ll bet you can’t believe that there could really be (at least) 24 great collage activities that kids can do, right? I know many preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents who think

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Use the kids names for a tape painting activity with acrylic paints

I saw this great idea on Pinterest with tape and acrylic paints. (pictured below) I wanted to something similar in our art camp with little kids as that activity is more for older kids or adults. So we

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Make some colorful picnic bags with brown paper lunch bags (video)

▶ Colorful Picnic Bags This video really could have taken half the time even though at about a minute a half its pretty short. It’s just a cute way to enhance a picnic by decorating those brown

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Aluminum foil art: 10 different ideas

Aluminum foil is one thing that most homes usually have. When you’re stuck with ideas for art aluminum foil art is pretty and plentiful. Here are 10 ideas for you to do with aluminum foil (or tin

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Make your own memory games ( with colored tape), keep kids busy for hours

This activity is truly amazing. (I got this idea from the blog Meri Cherry but, changed it around a bit) It’s easy Takes lots of time (can even be done on a car trip) Makes no mess Can go on endlessly

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Don’t throw away your markers (video)

Don’t throw away your markers – YouTube. This video will teach you how to reconstitute your very good markers. When I taught children drawing using the Monart method I used markers like these.

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8 art storage ideas for kids art materials

Here you go: 8 great art storage ideas for your kids art supplies. No commentary needed, the pictures say it all Buckets for storage portable art studio see thru shoe holders pvc pipes wall storage rolling

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Abstract oil pastels and watercolor art

So I must admit that this is going to be an unfinished activity post for you here. That is simply because someone messed up but, I still want you to see this activity because it is so beautiful. (if done

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How to marbleize paper with acrylic paint (video)

Marbling Acrylic Paint : Art & Painting Tutorials – YouTube. I spent a lot of time looking at videos that teach how to marble paper with oil paints. Most of them were quite long videos. I then

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Marker art: Move over hearts and rainbows

When you give a bunch of little girls some markers for marker art, what do they do? Hearts and rainbows of course. Let’s try to move them on to more exciting art with markers. Below are a number

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3 different methods for creating your own collage papers

There are times when you might want to create your own papers to use for collages. We were actually doing these paper designing activities to make papers for an Eric Carle activity but, they can be done

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Have you ever tried finger knitting? (video)

Finger_Knitting – YouTube. What a great activity to do with kids with a minimum of materials. All you need is some yarn, some patience to learn the technique so you can teach it to your child and

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Monet for Kids & by Kids

Many teachers and parents want to give children some culture. The way they do that is often by having the children learn about famous painters and then giving them artwork that is similar to that painters

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How creative can kids get with one variable plus crayons?

I must admit that I got this idea from one of Debbie Clements posts and just added more to it. It was in one of her posts that I saw that she gave the children a few black circles and had them finish

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Looking for your kids to decorate your home? Want to try this? (video)

TateShots: Kusama’s Obliteration Room – YouTube. In a recent post I showed a picture of a room completely covered in colorful dots. Here is how they did it. When your kids get bored now you

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Some summer art activities to make your time outdoors that much more fun

What makes Summer art different from other kinds of art aside from the fact that it’s done in the summer? I would say it’s when the activities can be done outdoors OR you use materials from

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Collages of the Western Wall (Kotel collages)

  The Western Wall is one of the holiest places  for Jews and is in Jerusalem, Israel. If you want to see it live you can check out this webcam of it here. Next week is a day called Tisha Be’av

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A more advanced style of dot art, aboriginal dot art (video)

dot art – YouTube. I just did a post the other day on all kinds of dot art activities. As I was looking through videos I found this one and am really excited to try it with our kids in our art camp.

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Try these many dot art activities, not all dot art are collages

  As we get into full swing at our summer art camp, we are making art that mimics children’s books and their illustrations. A book on dots is next up so I did my research looking for some good

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Make your own stamps to use with paint, out of pieces of cardboard from a box

There are so many ways to do stamping with kids. There are of course, the many pre cut stamps that you find in the crafts stores and catalogs and then there are the homemade ones . These stamps were made

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One of the best, shortest videos on creativity around (video)

I found this video on Joe Bowers site For the love of learning. (He had gotten it from You tube) It is probably one of the best, most succinct, shortest videos that encapsulates what creativity is all

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Small art for small kids (or big ones for that matter)

Small art is not really for small kids. It just sounded like a good title. However, if they are not too small, kids that are not toooo small do get a kick out of making art that is small. Some people call

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Need some alphabet art? Why not collage inside the letters

  Today was our first day of our summer art camp.Just like “we begin with A, B C….we’ll start off with some alphabet art. Every summer we do some sort of art book at the end of

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Lego Ship artwork made in a bottle (video)

Lego Ship in a Bottle – YouTube. For all you lego aficionados out there…check out this lego art in a bottle. There are also no tricks involved here, as they actually constructed this piece

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7 pure process only art activities for toddlers

A long while ago I wrote a post on toddler crafts. In it I explained  a bit what process only art is. To reiterate… It is art that is done solely for the process and not for an end result. (product). There

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Small murals of sheep in the meadow through drawing, painting and pasting

So this was an interesting artistic endeavor. I have an eBook that I had sold a while back and was working on adding pictures to it. One of activities in the book was about St Davids day (a Welsh holiday.

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An unusual type of sculpture….using scotch tape or packing tape (video)

This super fast video will show you a way to  use scotch tape (or packing tape) that you would never have thought of on your own. At least I’m glad I wasn’t that model. (on the other hand

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How many ways can you decorate a flower pot to bring it to life?

Bringing a flower pot to life often means planting it and as a result making it full of life. Since it is Summer here in the States, what better activity than making a pot for your lovely plantings. Here

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Got some junk or recyclable materials around? Give kids some construction art

I was recently reading a wonderful book called  The Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home. One of the art projects the authors talk about is doing construction with kids. That basically

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It’s summertime: Learn how to create plaster sand casts (video)

How to Create Plaster Sand Casts . If you live near the beach, or even if you don’t there is a good chance that you will be spending some time with your children there this summer. This is a really

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There is a wide variety of fabric art for kids: It’s not all about sewing at all

As was looking around for ideas for fabric art for kids I came across this information  which is sort of like an e book. In it are a   whole bunch of fabric art ideas. There are quite a number of them.

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Another great way to keep kids interested in coloring activities

Coloring is always a great time filler (especially for girls).  Little girls can sit for hours making hearts and rainbows and sometimes you want to move them a bit out of their comfort zone. I’m

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Want to be WOW’d ? Get a load of this ‘Speed Painter’ (video)

This speed painter is not a video of a 3 yr old going through a finger painting activity at the speed of lightening. It is however, a short demonstration of an amazingly talented artist who does speed painting

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7 ways to use tape for great, non messy art projects

Art with tape is  one of best kids art activities for moms and teachers that want a creative activity but, don’t want to deal with lots of mess. Of course, if you add other materials to the equation

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Kids don’t know what to draw? Have them finish the picture

Sometimes even coloring needs a boost. If you have little girls,then they can usually make an endless amount of hearts and rainbows. There are some times however, that even coloring (and hearts a rainbows)

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Summer is coming and is a prefect time to learn how to tie dye (video)

Summer is tee shirt time and what better summer art activity than dyeing those old white tee shirts. This is just one of a series of a bunch of short tutorials on exactly how to tie dye. You can choose

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7 stained glass window ideas to let the light shine through your kids art

Stained glass is a beautiful style of art through the ages as seen below, that many teachers, art teachers and parents have tried to modify for their children’s art projects. Terence Faircloth

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A Fathers day craft: Turning a long term sewing project into a pencil holder

I’ll bet that when looking for a Fathers day craft, the last things you would think of doing would be sewing. However, If you want a fathers day craft that is meaningful to the child and that your

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Learn how to do gelli printing with acrylics and a Styrofoam plate (video)

Intaglio-inspired Gelli Printing! – YouTube. If you want to take printing with kids to a whole new level this is the way to go. This video shows you how to do printing with a styrofoam plate, a ballpoint

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More than one way to make a mosaic

  qthomasbower via Compfight Mosaics are a beautiful art form. You can have beautiful recycled art can mosaics  and you have sparking subway art mosaics. What if you want to do mosaics with your

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Spring daffodil flower pictures

  I was going through another post on someone else’s blog and she had some beautiful daffodil paintings and I said to myself ..Hey wait! I also have daffodil pictures. i remembered that I

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A beautiful, artistic rendition of a great children’s song using paper cut outs (video)

This is an adorable, catchy, artistic, creative rendition of a great children’s song called That’s how a Pumpkin Grows. It’s created with cut out illustrations and is animated as well.

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Do you need a recipe to do art? How about ART recipes?

 So could or SHOULD kids create art through a recipe? If you know my aversion to copy cat crafts I’ll bet you are thinking; Aha! I thought you don’t believe in copycat arts and crafts. Well

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The egg carton challenge

Gabriel Sanz (Glitch) via Compfight Ok, I admit it. That’s not the kind of egg cartons I’m talking about, but it was too cute an image to ignore. Rachel from the wonderful blog over at Tinkerlab.com

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Using acrylic paint instead of tempera to make “skins” then create many projects with the skins- video

This is such a cool art activity that I can’t wait to try it myself. You will learn how to use real acrylic paint to make a skin. You then allow the skin to dry and then peel it off 24 hours later.

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Torn paper animal art a la Eric Carle

This wonderful torn paper animal art was done in the school my sister teaches in. She has been teaching  preschool forever and  was actually the one who got me started in education. She  did this in

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Looking for Earth Day crafts? Why not use real earth?

  If you are looking for an Earth day crafts what about using real earth? There is nothing like real clay that comes from the ground (or earth) to connect with the Earth. I have some other posts that

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Magazine face parts collage

This is a project I’ve been trying to get to for a while. I had started it with our group of kids that we have in the summer for art camp but, never finished it. When my daughter had a baby and I

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Blog party

So I’ve never done this before but, there’s always a first time. I am joining a blog party  to get to know other Mom (or Gandmom) bloggers. I’m a Mom/Grandma concerned about children’s

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Easter egg people (or maybe just plain oval people?)

When a holiday comes around what lots of people do is to use the symbols of the holiday to spark their creativity in coming up with projects for their children. This project was simply to use the egg shape,

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4 Passover (Pesach) Crafts that enhance the Seder

I happened to be near a wonderful Jewish preschool recently where my sister teaches and was able to get some pictures of the projects she made with her preschool age kids to enhance the children’s Seder 

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Easter Crafts, Toddlers and Markers: All at once?

Well it’s not really all at once but, since it is almost Easter (for those of you who celebrate it, I actually don’t) there are two Easter related eggs crafts posts for you to try. Plus how

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2 St. Patrick’s Day Art Activities: Easy enough even for toddlers to do

Shamrocks seem to be the thing to craft for St. Partricks day activities and I got this idea from another shape someone used on Pinterest. It can be done with any shape and I figured why not do this

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Why don’t so many teachers and adults get what small children are about?

This is not the typical kind of post that I do. I don’t have the kind of life that enough interesting things happen to me to blog about on a daily basis. BUT, I am so frustrated about something

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Social skills for children: Can they be taught? (part 1)

Are you worried about your child’s social skills? Does your child have friends? Is she or he struggling with feeling alone or having no playmates? Does she or he  come home saying that he is

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How to make Muffin Crayons – video

A really quick, simple video showing you how to make crayons the shape of a muffin. I did a post a while ago on crayon art which had some of these instructions but, you can’t beat a quick visual

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Watercolor “Crunch”- Making an eggshell mosaic video

When I teach about Educational crafts one of the sections I write about is transformed art. That is when you take an object like a box and transform it using any kind of media to look beautiful and transformed.

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Primary Weaving – video

This video is done quite well since it is forwarded very quickly as she weaves. I’ve tried this project with kids without much success and after watching how she does it, I see my mistakes and

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How to Make Flubber -video

If you are looking for a great sensory material that you can make on your own then here is a video teaching you how to make flubber. If you don’t mind a baby in the background and a video equally

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Winter Craft -Snowmen Collage – video

Well! I was looking for videos for you and I came across this video made a few years ago by guess who? That’s right me. It was before I shortened this blog name to eduart4kids so don’t get

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Crayon watercolor resist with gold paint added

There are so many ways to do resist activities and this is only one of them. This was a classic resist activity where the kids used white, wax crayons to color on the paper. We then gave them liquid

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Play Dough Recipe: How to Make Play Dough at Home-video

I went through a number of play dough recipes on you tube to give you before picking this one. I didn’t really want you to have to cook it but, as I see you do need to use hot water. (maybe mine

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Preschool Kids Art Ideas (spiders and frogs)

This video really takes you the right direction if you are doing crafts with kids. She takes a few simple projects like making spiders and frogs that normally is very hard to do in and educational art

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COLLAGE PAINTING on 6 by 6 CANVAS- video

I was looking through the videos on you tube for some good collage activities Adult collages are really very different from the way I do collages with kids. (see collage ideas) Adult collages are usually

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How to make a collage with rolled paper-video

This is an activity that is done by an adult but, I think it is easily adapted to children as well. you basically learn how to roll paper  using various colored, shiny papers. You then slip the rolls

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Tooth Brush Painting

There are so many different kinds of process only art types of painting for small children. The most popular kind is usually spatter painting. This video will just give you a quick demonstration of

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Fast & Easy Rice Paper Decoupage

This video is about decoupage for adults using store bought vases. It doesn’t really matter that its made for adults as the techniques used here are the exact same ones we use with kids. Decoupage

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DONE WITH A TOOTHBRUSH by an adult

I recently published a video from you tube about toothbrush painting for kids. I then came across this video and thought it was so cool to see what a good artist can actually be do with a toothbrush

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Hole punch art: Add some sticky reinforcements to enhance the holes

It sounds really weird…hole punch art. But, it was a great activity we did with hole punchers and reinforcements. I actually go this idea from the Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas. I didn’t

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Art book portfolios to keep and showcase your children’s artwork

The best way to make art book portfolios I’ve always had the problem of what to do with the children’s artwork when they are done. I always feel bad sending it home because I know its either

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Homeschool art: What makes it better than art done in a school setting

There are two very basic, very important elements to a homeschool art program that a traditional art curriculum cannot have no matter how excellent it is. The first one is the amount of time allowed

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Popsicle craft stick project idea: Homes out of craft sticks

Popsicle crafts stick projects are usually pencil holders or jewelry boxes  made by stacking up crafts sticks on top of each other. I saw this idea on Pinterest, but it had no link back to a site.(just

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How to help children process what they see being advertised

This is really cool. I had just finished writing a post on 6 negative effects of television and I noticed this link I had saved about how  Kate Fairlie of Picklebums wrote a guest post on childhood101.com.

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Two Favorite Watercolor Techniques Combined

If you  like watercolor painting then this activity is for you. Jean from The Artful Parent, had her daughter work with 2 watercolor techniques at the same time. They put rubber cement all over the picture,

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Developing an art curriculum.

There are many different ways to develop an art curriculum. In Deep Space Sparkle, Patty answers some questions in this post about putting together an art curriculum. Even though it is very basic and you

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