Art Projects

These creative art projects use a variety of mediums and supplies, and offer variations for kids of all ages!

One of our soft sculpture art creature kids projects standing in front of a white background.

Make: Creative Creature Soft Sculpture Art for Kids

It’s aliive, it’s ALLLIIVEEE…and it’s…SQUISHY! Meet the latest additions to our kids’ art project family…imaginative soft sculpture art creatures made from recycled supplies! The outlandish beasts of Hieronymus Bosch meet the soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg with this project that…

Four of our potato stamp pumpkin art pieces hanging on a green background.

Make: Potato and Apple Stamp Pumpkin Art

Just in time for October – an artistic pumpkin patch, chock full of and fall spirit and featuring an elevated autumnal aesthetic! The foundation of these lovely pumpkin art prints? A potato, apple, or green pepper (three cheers for using…

Three of our kid-made painted wood process art sculptures sitting in front of a white background.

Make: Process Art Sculptures from Scrap Wood

Combine simple construction concepts with art play for this incredible invitation to build scrap wood sculptures! Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is a tiny feat of art + engineering, and these kid-painted building blocks can be reused over and over again. Having…

Our DIY paper-mache food-on-a-stick art projects displayed in front of a candy apple red background.

Make: Paper-Mâché Food On A Stick

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up as we take a stroll down the Midway! Feast your eyes on our selection of blue-ribbon paper-mâché food on a stick! And try your luck at a game of artistry and…

Make your own set of gender-neutral, diverse peg dolls! An easy DIY for inclusive small world play.

Make: A DIY Diverse Peg Doll Set

My ever-growing library of small world play accessories received a huge upgrade this week in the form of a DIY’ed community of multicultural peg doll friends. Though the project was a quick one for me to make on my own,…

Little kiddos will love this summer swim-themed playdough invitation - with a quick DIY playdough mat you can easily make yourself! | from barley & birch

Make: A Summer Swim-Themed Playdough Invitation

Here’s a quick and easy summer swim DIY playdough mat you can make yourself. Of course, we’ve also included some ideas to help you turn this into an invitation to design playdough bathing suits, explore textures, or simply enjoy the…

Use up scrap supplies to make this chill pool art for creative summer fun with kids! | from barley & birch

Make: Paper Pool Art with Scrap Supplies

We’re having a scrap art pool party, and YOU’RE invited! Don’t you want to just dive right into our vibrant pool art?! This summer art project is full of simple little visual art tricks that make the most of scrap…

These DIY clothespin cicadas clip on to anything and make the cutest summer nature craft for kids. | from barley & birch

Make: Clip-On Clothespin Cicadas for Kids

They’re baaaa-aaaack…! In different parts of the US this week the Brood X Cicadas are beginning to emerge! Here in Minnesota, we won’t be seeing this particular species, but back in my old state of Ohio, they’re expecting a total…