These little blank books are full of possibility! All you need to make a fold up book is a single sheet of copy paper and your imagination.
Turn crumpled pieces of paper into colorful artwork in this fun art project for kids.
Watch the magic happen as your primary colors mix and become secondary colors creating these eye popping shamrocks!
Bring a little spring into your home with these egg head planters and see what sprouts!
Love a craft that is simple and fun! These coasters are made out of the simplest of materials, but they don’t look like it.
There are so many fun ways to create art with fingertips and thumbs. Have your kids find inspiration to create their own fingerprint art then turn them into magnets! mhttps://rhythmsofplay.com/fingerprint-art-glass-magnets/
These woven watercolor hearts are an artsy take on traditional woven Swedish hearts. Enjoy the process of watercolors and then start weaving!
Open up the your heart to reveal your interesting and unique symmetrical heart art!
Half art project, half craft, these artsy paper bag stars are such a unique way to showcase children’s art and decorate your home! http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2016/05/artsy-paper-bag-stars.html
Why not turn your painted rocks into a special keepsake? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use your painted rocks to make special photo holders you can display at home or give as gifts to those special people in your life. https://buggyandbuddy.com/painted-rock-photo-holder-craft-kids/
Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world. They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. Corner bookmarks are where it’s at. http://tallystreasury.com/2011/02/corner-page-bookmarks-3/
Take your basic snowman or snow woman model and put some of your personality into it! https://make-it-your-own.com/snow-person-pinch-pot/
Be inspired by our outdoor friends and use mixed media to come up with something beautiful. https://thepinterestedparent.com/2017/12/mixed-media-winter-birds/
Quilling is the wonderful art form of rolled strips of paper, glued together to create a decorative design. We applied this technique within a simple paper tube frame to create a stunning Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft, that’s simple and fun. https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/quilled-paper-tube-snowflake-craft/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes
Make gorgeous and colourful Twig Christmas Tree Ornaments. A lovely nature craft for the festive season! https://kidscraftroom.com/yarn-and-stick-christmas-tree-craft/
Kids will have a blast with this cookie cutter art project! Turn these kitchen objects into a work of art! https://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2020/03/in-case-you-missed-it.html
Homemade Christmas cards are a perfect way to send family and friends special greetings during the holiday season. This colorful gingerbread house card is sure to bring a big smile to someone’s face this Christmas. https://iheartcraftythings.com/gingerbread-house-card.html
This pine cone craft is a great way to boost creativity. Kids can try a variety of techniques for splattering paint onto their pine cones. https://easttnfamilyfun.com/pine-cone-craft-splatter-painting/
These easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids will allow your family to practice thankfulness in easy ways whether your kids are 2 or 18! https://brendid.com/15-easy-thanksgiving-crafts-that-teach-kids-gratitude-from-preschool-to-teens/
The crisp, cool weather of autumn has arrived! Usher in the season of thankfulness by making these simple, quick, and festive wreaths with your child! http://1pureheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/corn-wreath.htmlhttp://1pureheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/corn-wreath.html
These yarn pumpkins are such a gorgeous little fall craft project – great for a table centerpiece or even a fall mantle. They’re beautiful on their own, or in a group! https://onelittleproject.com/yarn-pumpkins/
Make stained glass leaf suncatchers with kids! This autumn craft comes with five free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows to celebrate the season. https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/stained-glass-leaf-suncatcher-with-free-printable-templates/
By day they are colorful shelf or window decorations, but by night they are spooky paper Halloween luminaries! https://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-halloween-luminaries/
You’ve probably seen lots of mummy craft ideas but have you seen one as spooky and fun as this? Kids can move the mummy’s eyes from side to side. So creepy and fun! https://kidscraftroom.com/moving-eyes-paper-plate-mummy-craft/
draw your own spooky window creatures! http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/blog/2011/10/haunted-house-halloween-craft/
Do your kids have a fondness for straws? This technique is perfect for creating shaggy and fuzzy texture, so we decided to make some shaggy, fuzzy and very friendly monsters! https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/friendly-monster-watercolour-blow-art-with-straws/
Create patterns that resist dye when the fabric is painted or emerged in dye. https://www.artbarblog.com/glue-batik-with-kids-inspired-by-anna-blatman/
Mix it up a little! Make some cool patterns using this simple weaving technique. http://www.artsmudge.com/blog/2011/08/paper-weaving-with-warm-cool-colors
Liven up your personal art gallery with some modern tin art. http://www.piikeastreet.com/2012/04/modern-tin-art/
Blown glass is one of those things you can’t help but “oooo” and “aaahhhhh” over. Now, experience glass sculpture at home!
ATCs (Art Trading Cards) are mini works of art, made on a card the size of a typical trading card. Collect them, trade them, get inspired by them! https://artprojectsforkids.org/art-trading-cards-for-kids/
Get set for a blustery day by making your own kite! https://www.somewhatsimple.com/paper-bag-kites/
With bold outlines, high contrast, and bright colors, Mondrian’s artwork is an inspiration to all! https://www.happinessishomemade.net/kids-homeschool-art-lesson-piet-mondrian/
Summer is full of birds! Create your own to place on a windowsill. https://www.creativeinchicago.com/2019/04/paper-mache-bird-tutorial.html
Try your hand at some pointillism painting using summer dandelions as inspiration. http://krokotak.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-dandelions/
Translate a 2 dimensional activity, drawing, into a 3 dimensional project! https://babbledabbledo.com/drawing-ideas-for-kids-doodle-cubes/
Rainbow anything is beautiful but these leaf prints combine the colors of the rainbow with the delicate details of leaves for a finished product you just want to keep looking at! https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/rainbow-leaf-prints-with-washable-marker/
Would you like to paint without using any paint? This is a really low mess, easy art activity, that is almost mesmerizing!https://picklebums.com/yarn-painting/utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=744762060_14316_167774
What says summer more than glowing lights in a jar to light up the night. https://craft.ideas2live4.com/2015/04/27/diy-glow-in-the-dark-jar/?utm_content=buffer57d3f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
A classic craft, using colorful thread to create patterns and star shapes.
It’s time for family fun. Show your family they ROCK with your creativity!
Explore color and shape in a really fun, free, and spontaneous way. Use inspiration from the famous modern artist Henri Matisse to create your own masterpiece!
Grab your Sharpies and add some color to your home. Easy art craft for kids of all ages! lifestyleforreallife.com/2017/01/18/paint-sharpies-alcohol/
Kids can use markers, construction paper, paint, or whatever supplies they’d like in recreating the masterpiece. Here’s a simple and fun way to do it!
Add color to a silhouette by using strips of paper from magazines!
Create DIY stamps with cardboard and other items from your recycling bin. Then make print after print! https://artfulparent.com/diy-stamps-cardboard/
Make colorful melted bead suncatcher mobile from plastic pony beads. This is such a fun craft to do with kids & makes a great decoration or gift! https://artfulparent.com/melted-bead-suncatcher-diy-baby-mobile/
Encourage your little one to tap into their creativity and artistic freedom with this Painter’s Tape & Crayola Paint Name Art project! http://www.youngatheartmommy.com/2014/03/kids-craft-painters-tape-crayola-paint.html
Up for some string art! Get inspired by these Dream Catchers. https://www.artbarblog.com/diy-dream-catchers-made-by-kids/
Recycled milk carton birdhouses and bird feeders are a fun quick and easy kids craft that anyone can make! Perfect for kids of all ages!
We’re guessing you might have some extra egg cartons on your hands. Put them to good use with these simple crafts for kids of all ages. https://redtri.com/egg-carton-crafts/slide/1
Even plastic bottle lids can be recycled for fantastic art projects. Put your own creative spin on one of these projects! https://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/Plastic-Bottle-Lid-Art
Got an empty Pringles can laying around, or a paper towel roll? Make your own kaleidoscope! https://www.darcyandbrian.com/fun-kaleidoscope-kids-craft/
Now that you are all stocked up on toilet paper, don’t throw those empty rolls away! Here are some fun craft ideas for the kids to try out https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/diy/toilet-paper-roll-crafts/
You just need pencil, paper and a good photograph.
It’s simple and uses just paper, pencil and watercolors!
Stained Glass Art
March 8 from 2 – 4 pm
We’re making suncatchers that look like stained glass, Sunday, March 8th at the Erie Art Museum. We’ll provide everything you need, just bring your creativity. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.
Design An Egg
Since we can’t get together for this one, we are egg-cited to see what you come up with. Share your pictures with us on Facebook. If you need a template download it here.
Slime Time is postponed for now. Keep an eye out for it in the future.
Are your kids into making slime? Save yourself the mess and come to the Erie Art Museum. All the fun and none of the clean-up.