Art Projects

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

Our paper bag bear den sitting in a woodland small world play setup with two handmade clay bears

Make: A Paper Bag Bear Den for Small World Play

Turn a grocery bag into a painted paper bag bear den or cozy miniature cave for hibernating wildlife and other small-world play setups with this easy DIY. Autumn is turning to winter here in our neck of the woods, and…

A group of our paper bag mushrooms sitting on a wood slice in front of a white background

Make: Paper Bag Mushrooms

A brown lunch bag and a stick are all you need to make these sweet, sculptural paper bag mushrooms. This charming nature-inspired craft is a wonderfully simple project for kids (or adults!) that can be used for small-world play, classroom…

our paint potion process art kids project

Make: Paint Potions – A Kids Process Art Exploration

Double, double, toil, and trouble…bubble, sparkle, fizz, and blob! Set up your own paint potions mini art lab, then make your own 2D potion compositions with this project that packs a mad process art punch! Paint Potions Kids Process Art…

Two cardboard tube assemblages hanging on a black surface

Make: Cardboard Tube Assemblages

Using a single household supply and a simple process, turn recycled paper roll tubes into sophisticated and striking cardboard tube assemblages! I’ve laid out a basic project step-by-step below, but keep in mind there are so many opportunities to make…

One of our handmade paper bag acorn portrait kids crafts sitting in the grass

Make: Stuffed Paper Bag Acorn Portraits

These stuffed paper bag acorn portraits are an adorable fall art project for kids and a lovely autumn craft you can fill with seasonal surprises… What a nut, right?! These silly acorns are STUFFED with personality (among other things) and…

Our DIY magic mermaid seashell necklaces sitting on a white background

Make: DIY Magic Mermaid Seashell Necklaces

Use fun and simple art processes to turn painted shells into magic mermaid seashell necklaces that are hiding an oceanic surprise! Kids of all ages will love making these wearable deep sea treasures that are a fun summer DIY or…

Our DIY fabric pirate treasure map kids craft sitting on a table with fake gold coins

Make: Scrap Fabric Adventure Maps with Kids

Invite your kids to make their own reusable DIY adventure maps from scrap fabric – a classic art and play activity that encourages creative storytelling, spatial thinking, and visual literacy. Kids DIY Fantasy Map Project – Table of Contents Use…