Art Projects To Do At Home

 

Art is a great way to process any thoughts and emotions you might be feeling during this time, and expressing these through creativity can often be healing. If you find yourself wanting to get creative with your time at home, here’s a list of compiled art projects for all ages:

 

All ages:

 

Coloring pages (need: access to a printer, paper, and coloring materials)

Resource(s): https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

https://www.justcolor.net/

 

Zentangles (need: paper and writing utensil) 

Resource(s): https://zentangle.com/

https://mymodernmet.com/zentangle-art/

https://kinderart.com/blog/zentangles-101/

 

Origami (need: paper, scissors)

Resource(s): https://www.origamiway.com/easy-origami.shtml

https://www.origami-resource-center.com/easy-origami.html

 

Homemade sketchbook (needs vary on style – need paper)

Resource(s): https://theartofeducation.edu/2017/12/26/3-inexpensive-ways-make-sketchbooks/

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Sketchbook

 

Elementary (K-5):

 

Q- Tip Painting (need: q-tips, paper, paint – preferably washable)

Resource(s): https://www.printables4mom.com/q-tip-painting-templates/

http://blog.darice.com/kids-crafts/kids-dot-art/

https://artfulparent.com/pointillism-art-for-kids/

 

Styrofoam Printing (need: flat styrofoam –  cut a plate or bowl, writing utensil to carve, paint or ink – preferably washable, paint brush, paper *note: brayer is not necessary)

Resource(s): https://artfulparent.com/styrofoam-printing-more-christmas-cards/

https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/printmaking/styrofoam-prints/

 

Salt Paintings (need: salt, thicker paper, watercolor paint, paint brush)

Resource(s): https://www.messforless.net/salt-painting/

 

Watercolor Resist (need: watercolor paint, paint brush, crayons, thicker paper)

Resource(s):  https://artfulparent.com/6-watercolor-resist-techniques-to-try/

https://www.artforkidshub.com/watercolor-resist-with-crayons/

 

Cardboard Circle Weaving (need: yarn or thick string, cardboard, scissors)

Resource(s): https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/EASY-CARDBOARD-CIRCLE-WEAVING-FOR-KIDS/

 

Symmetrical Self Portrait (need: camera – phone camera is great, printer, paper, pencil, scissors, glue sticker, ruler optional)

Resource(s): https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/genia-connell/math-meets-art-symmetry-self-portraits/

 

Shaving Cream Prints (need: shaving cream, paint, paper)

Resource(s): https://artfulparent.com/shaving-cream-marbling-with-liquid-watercolors/

https://www.aliceandlois.com/diy-shaving-cream-marbled-paper/

 

Leaf Rubbing Art (need: leaf – or other textured material, paper, crayons)

Resource(s): https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/leaf-rubbings.html

 

Tin Foil Figure Sculpture (need: tin foil, optional: card board, hot glue) 

Resource(s): http://dolvinartknight.blogspot.com/2014/01/foil-figure-sculpture.html

 

Toilet Paper Roll Art (need: empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, other materials vary on project) 

Resource(s): https://www.redtedart.com/cute-easy-toilet-paper-roll-crafts/

 

Ipad Art Room for Digital Creations (need: ipad, tablet,  or smartphone)

Resource(s): https://www.ipadartroom.com/apps-lessons/

 

Other resources – The possibilities are endless!

 

Drawing Instructions for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXt1ZUmynCyxhezSfDuUsKw

 

Paper Crafts for Kids: http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/

 

Art Ideas for Home: https://artfulparent.com/

 

 

Secondary (6-12) 

 

Digital Art Creation (need: computer) 

Resource(s): Gimp.com (a free online Photoshop for digital art creation) https://www.gimp.org/

 

3D Modeling Online (need: computer) 

Resource(s): https://www.sketchup.com/ (free website to create 3-D models, architecture) 

 

Newspaper or Magazine Collage (need: newspaper or magazine, glue, scissors)

Resource(s): https://wonderfuldiy.com/magazine-collage-ideas/

Book Art (need: old book, scissors or cutting utensil or coloring supplies, other materials vary)

Resource(s): https://gnomenbow.com/blogs/the-gentlegnomes-post/blackout-poetry-a-dialogue-between-poetry-and-art

https://www.mabeyshemadeit.com/12-book-crafts/

 

Photo a Day Challenge (need: smartphone or camera)

Resource(s): https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1f/4c/0c/1f4c0ca26696b8851ad53c549429a9d4.jpg

 

Map Art (need: old maps, scissors or writing utensil)

Resource(s): http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/are-you-gonna-go-my-way-creative-uses.html http://hifructose.com/2015/08/31/portrait-artist-ed-fairburn-uses-maps-as-his-canvas/

 

Museum Coloring Pages (need: computer, printing, coloring materials)

Resource(s): https://mymodernmet.com/free-coloring-pages-color-our-collections/

 

Stop Motion Video (need: smartphone or camera, other materials vary on project)

Resource(s): http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/stop-motion-animation.html

 

Drawing Skills (need: paper and pencil)

Resource(s): http://www.teachartathome.com/drawing.html

 

Blind Contour Drawing

Resource(s): https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/drawing/beginner-drawings-line/

 

Sketchbook Ideas

Resource(s): https://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/sketchbook-ideas.html

 

Suggestion: Create Art in Response to COVID – 19 (materials: any – express your emotions through art)

 

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