26. Paper Weaving
I have great memories of doing this in school, but never realized the amazing things you can make with this technique! You’re basically going to fold one piece of paper in half and cut several slits in the paper where your paper strips will be weaved in and out of. Try doing this with paintings and photos for a really cool effect! Check out this blog for lots of paper weaving ideas.
27. Glue Painting
You would probably never guess that food coloring and glue is a good mix! But, this simple technique will prove otherwise. It makes for really pretty sun catchers the kids will have a blast creating. Aside from the drying time, it’s quick and easy with very few supplies needed. I think it would be fun for kids of all ages! Go get the instructions here.
28. DIY Fireflies
I knew I was going to find a use for that 24 pack of flameless tea lights I bought last summer (not to mention the huge bag of leftover plastic Easter eggs I just found in my garage). Pop one of those little lights into a plastic easter egg and you’ve got magic! Decorate them with pipe cleaner legs, googly eyes, and duct tape wings to create your very own fireflies. Go get the full instructions here.
29. Magnetic Slime
Ok, THIS is fascinating! The idea of slime moving around from the pull of a magnet is just plain awesome. Just be sure to wear gloves because I have a feeling this stuff wouldn’t be quite as pretty around your finger nails. This certainly takes slime to a whole new level! Go check out the instructions here.
30. A Quick Note on the Benefits of Art for Kids
While this isn’t actually an art project, Jenny from Mom Loves Best put together this very useful and important infographic that demonstrates why art is so important for the development of young minds. Jenny has quite a list of reasons kids crafts are so important. Plus, scroll down to the end of the post to find a few ideas for kids crafts and art projects you can do with your kids.
31. Fall Leaf Craft for Kids
Our friends over at six clever sisters have a great fall craft for kids and adults. I could see this being a fun activity at school, home and daycare too. Using contact paper and scraps of tissue paper you can easily create colorful fall leaf window clings. Each leaf can be unique with your choice of tissue paper colors or leaf shape. Check out Six Clever sisters easy to read directions. Have fun crafting your own DIY window leaf window cling!