Paint, Chalks and Pastels

A collection of our kids’ art projects and crafts that use paint, chalk, and pastels

This fun and easy printmaking project for kids uses hammered flowers and leaves to create naturally colorful process art!

Make: Hammered Nature Process Art for Kids

I’m currently slightly obsessed with finding interesting ways to experiment with natural pigments and the creation of art from nature.  Today was a picture-perfect spring day, so I wandered around the yard gathering colorful leaves, flower stems, and loose petals (the…

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors, and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY! A great nature-inspired Easter craft for kids. | via barley & birch

Freebie: Bunny & Chick Spring Twig Trees

Eeeep! Spring is almost springing, and I just can’t wait a minute longer for it! It might still be in the ’40s here (with occasional snow) but I’ve already packed up my winter frocks and swapped glittery white flakes for…

This cardboard set of play market food is an easy DIY, a great way for kids to learn about food, and looks SO adorable

Make: Cardboard Play French Market Food

Brrrrrrr! With the year off to a frigid start, I’ve put my indoor dramatic play thinking cap on this week and hunkered down for some recycled art time. I had piles of cardboard boxes leftover from the holidays I was…

DIY Vegetable-Stamped Market Tote

Make: Vegetable-Stamped DIY Farmers Market Totes

Do you love the farmers market as much as I do? If so, you are going to adore this fun afternoon stamping project. You can use vegetables (or fruits) you probably already have around the house to make companion totes…