Painting with kids can be so much fun but also overwhelming if you don't know where to begin. The thought of paint everywhere is enough to never get started. In this post, I want to share all my best tips and ideas around painting for kids. It's so beneficial to development and creativity!

Ultimate guide to painting with kids
 
If you're looking for easy activities for the kids that are fun and educational, you need printable playdough mats in your life! You'll find so many that help kids develop their fine motor skills while combining other early learning skills too. 

printable playdough mats
 
Have a toddler, preschooler, or older kid who LOVES zebra crafts? This paper bag zebra craft is exactly what they need. We have even included a free zebra template to help put it together. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own paper bag puppet!

paper bag zebra craft
 
Have a child who absolutely ADORES monkeys? This paper bag monkey craft is perfect for them! Toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kids will have a blast assembling and then playing with their paper bag puppet. We have included a free monkey template to make it super easy for you. Just follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own monkey puppet.

paper bag monkey craft

 
This paper frog craft doubles up as a cute frog gift bag. It would be fun to make as a spring craft for kids or with toddlers and preschoolers after singing the nursery rhyme 5 Little Speckled Frogs. Whatever your reason for making this cute craft simply grab the frog template and follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own frog paper craft. 

paper frog craft - template included!

Here is a collection of fun coffee filter crafts that will keep the kids busy for hours. Coffee filters are an underrated crafting material. They're cheap, they come in various sizes, and they can be dyed with food coloring to give your crafts that extra pop!

Coffee filter crafts
 
If you have a child that absolutely ADORES sea creatures, you are going to love this seahorse craft. Toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids will all enjoy putting together this seahorse paper craft. It's such a fun ocean-themed craft idea. We have included a free seahorse template to make it super easy! Scroll down below for step-by-step directions to make your fun seahorse!

Paper seahorse craft for kids
 
Paper crafts are such a great activity for those slow afternoons. This squid craft is PERFECT for children of all ages who enjoy sea creatures. It makes a great addition to an ocean life unit as well. We have included a free printable squid template to make this ocean craft nice and easy! Follow the step-by-step directions below to create your very own paper squid craft.

squid craft
 
Baby footprints are so tiny and adorable! What better way to treasure your babies footprints than to display them alongside a baby footprint quote or poem. We have a selection of 6 different free printable footprint poems and quotes to make creating this beautiful baby craft really easy. A keepsake poem next to little footprints would make a wonderful gift for mom for Mother's Day, Dad for Father's Day or as a personalised gift for grandparents, it would even be a fun Valentine's Day craft for babies to make!

Baby footprint poem. A baby craft to treasure.
Every child loves making slime. It's an art form that is guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages! This list has 30 different homemade slime recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit!

slime recipes

 
We love DIY keepsakes and these easy to make clay handprint bowls are totally adorable. Toddlers and preschoolers will love getting involved with this simple air dry clay craft. These handprint bowls would be perfect for kids to make as homemade gifts for family, they are sure to be treasured forever. 

DIY clay handprint bowl keepsake. An easy kids craft using air dry clay. This ring dish is a great kid made gift idea from toddlers and preschoolers that is perfect for Mother's Day, Fathers Day or Christmas.
Turn your garden into a bird's playground with this adorable Milk Carton Bird House

milk carton bird house
 
These shape crafts and shape activities for kids will help you get your creative juices flowing while teaching your kids about shape recognition, patterning, symmetry, and other geometry-related concepts! Toddlers and preschoolers love to play with shapes, and this selection of fun shape activities is an easy way for them to develop their creativity and learn the basics of geometry in a fun, hands-on way.

Shape activities

I am so excited to introduce you to my new book, 'Fun Painting Projects for Kids'. It is filled with 60 fun painting activities to unleash your inner artist!

Fun painting projects for kids book

 
Outdoor learning is a great way to connect with nature and have fun. Forest School activities can incorporate art, craft, science, sensory play, and so much more! Through forest school children are given an opportunity to get outdoors and learn new skills.

Outdoor learning forest school activities

 

When creating a relaxing bedroom environment there is a lot to consider, with one important factor being choosing the right bed frame. A bed frame is a real focal point of a bedroom, so changing your bed is a great way to refresh your bedroom.

Simba Sleep bed frame review

 
Summer is here and that means it's time for lots of outside time! My kids love to collect rocks and what better way to put them to good use than with these kindness rocks? Kids of all ages will love painting kindness rocks to hide around the local area or gift to loved ones. It's super easy to do and a great outside activity! Follow the step by step directions below to make your very own kindness rocks!

Painting kindness rocks
 
Celebrate earth day on 22nd April by making a planet earth craft with the kids. Making this stunning earth day black glue craft whilst talking about our earth is a great way of introducing young children to the idea that our beautiful earth is very precious and we need to look after it. Use our free earth printable template to create the earth shape in this craft and complete the craft by drawing around your hands.


Black glue earth day craft - use the free earth printable template to make an easy planet earth craft for kids.

Let’s celebrate the wonderful members of our community with this Community Helpers Craft that's just as one-of-a-kind as they are! This community helpers preschool craft is super easy to make using our community helpers craft template and it looks adorable (especially the photo version!)

Community helpers craft (template included)
Unleash your little one's creativity with this Earth Dot Painting! Not only is this the perfect earth day art project for kids, it is also super easy using our free printable earth template. So what are you waiting for, get ready to start your earth themed dot art!



 

With Spring already here, what better time for a super fun and adorable Easter bunny craft? You're going to love this no-sew sock bunny craft perfect for kids of all ages. It's perfect for using up all those socks who lost their match, too. Just follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own DIY sock bunny!


No sew sick bunny craft
 
Have fun using these printable Easter colouring pages to create a cute 3D Easter craft for kids! Simply colour each of the three layers of the Easter printable and then glue them together to create a free-standing 3D Easter scene. 

Easter colouring pages - 3d Easter craft
 
Here are 25 easy Easter egg crafts your kids will love! Spring is right around the corner, and it will bring with it beautiful blooms, budding trees, and, of course, Easter eggs! But, spring also has its share of rainy days. If you're looking for an indoor activity to enjoy with the kids, try one of these easy Easter egg crafts. 

Easter egg crafts for kids

  
Use our bunny template to create a colourful piece of crayon resist art. Alternatively, use the simple bunny outline to create your own spring or easter craft for kids. The choice is yours!

Bunny template - crayon resist art

 
Are you looking for fun and creative ways to celebrate Easter with your kids? How about making some homemade Easter cards together? We've gathered together 23 of our favourite handmade Easter card ideas that your children will love making. 

Homemade Easter card ideas for kids

 

Explore learning about colours with this fun colour mixing activity for kids! Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy using paint to learn how colours interact with each other as they paint cute little birds. We've included a free template for easy painting, too. After mixing colours, have fun decorating with your preferred supplies. Follow the step-by-step directions below to get started with this fun colour mixing for kids art project!


Colour mixing for kids
 
Looking for quick, easy, and entertaining science experiments for kids? You've come to the right place! Baking soda and vinegar experiments are always fun for kids, and you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now. But these aren't your usual run-of-the-mill experiments. They're extra fizzy, extra colorful, and extra creative! 

Baking soda and vinegar experiments
With springtime and warmer weather upon us, you'll be looking for fun ways to keep the kids entertained. We've compiled a list of fun and easy spring activities for kids that you're going to love. They're engaging and simple activities for toddlers and preschoolers, but your older children will enjoy them, too. 

Spring activities for kids
 
If you're looking for some fun and easy Easter crafts for your kids, look no further! These 21 cute and easy chick crafts are perfect for any age. Chicks are super popular for Easter and spring projects, and there's no wonder why—they're darling! 

chick crafts for kids

 
Learn about color with this super cool Color Wheel Art Project! This color wheel project uses basic art supplies that you are likely to already have such as tissue paper instead of the usual paint. It is a fun alternative to creating a painted color wheel and it is easy to create using our color wheel template. As children make their own color wheel (that can double up as a suncatcher!) they can learn about primary and secondary colors. 

color wheel art project
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