Category Archives for Non Messy Art

How to make teaching about line in drawing more concrete: Use wire

I started a new class recently to try to continue developing a set of lessons for teaching kids to draw. This small class of mine is going to form the basis for my

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Embroidery for kids: Embroider on paper for a mixed media project

I just saw a post on Childhood101.com all about Embroidery for children and it reminded me that we had done an activity in our summer camp with embroidery that I had  not posted about.

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Don’t know what to do with old magazines? Use some cut out pictures and then draw to finish the picture

If you have old magazines and want to use them in some way for an art project for your kids, here is the perfect idea. A few weeks ago I posted a finish the picture

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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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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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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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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,

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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,

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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

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Felt crafts: Make puppets. pillows and other stuff

There are a number of felt craft projects that can be done that are age appropriate for young children. There are of course lots of felt craft ideas out there that

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Drawing ideas for kids: Abstract drawing projects that help boost creativity

The drawing ideas for kids in this post are not  step by step drawing for kids activities. They are a few fun, easy drawing projects that you can give for kids instead

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Creativity for kids:Increase it with 9 creativity exercises

Which of the pictures above shows more creativity for kids, the one above or the ones below? And what is creativity anyway?

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Sewing crafts for kids: Popular activities that keep them occupied for hours

Sewing crafts for kids often conjures up scenes of little children either sitting at sewing machines or pricking themselves with sharp needles. The sewing projects

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