Posts from the category: Art

Drawing Games for Kids: One Line Drawing Challenge

Drawing games: One Line Drawings via Childhood 101

Immy and I recently had lots of fun with this simple drawing challenge - the challenge being to choose a subject and draw it with one continuous line, without taking your pencil or marker off the page. The game encourages children to think about the form of their drawing and to problem solve as they … [Read more...]

Kids Create: Paper Mache Pots

Paper mache for kids

I love paper mache as a creative technique as there are so many ways to sculpt with what is essentially just paper and glue. These paper mache pots make a great first project for kids new to paper mache as a technique as they are so simple to make, and using recycled magazine pages makes this a … [Read more...]

Art for Kids: Modelling Clay Pictures

Art for Kids: Modelling Clay Pictures via Childhood 101

One of the things I love about process based art projects is that it is so simple to involve children of all different ages. Toddlers will most often respond with a more basic sensory exploration of the materials whilst preschoolers and school aged children can be challenged to represent their … [Read more...]

Invitation to Create: Sticker Drawings

Art for Kids Sticker Drawings | Childhood 101

An invitation to create is just what it sounds like - a simple collection of art making materials arranged in a thoughtful manner as an invitation for children to discover and create with. They take just moments to set up and encourage open ended exploration and art making. To set up this … [Read more...]

Fine Motor Fun for Bigger Kids: Ribbon Weaving

Fine motor activities for school aged kids_ Ribbon Weaving

When I asked Immy which project in the latest issue of BIG Kids magazine she was most inspired by, the woven Fibonacci Wheel was a clear favourite, she really wanted to give weaving on a circular loom a go. Over the next few days it was in the back of my mind to find something suitable to use … [Read more...]

Sewing Projects for Kids: Starting Out With Embroidery

Easy sewing projects for kids via Childhood 101

When I was pregnant with AJ, we were very aware of involving Immy in many of the preparations for the new baby's arrival. One of the ways we did this was inviting Immy to create special artworks to be framed and displayed in the baby's bedroom, including this wonderful embroidered piece. I … [Read more...]

Best of 2013: Kid’s Art Ideas

art project ideas for kids

The most exciting event of 2013 would have to have been the launch of my book, Time to Create: Hands On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children. Who would have thought that I would write a book?!? Certainly not me! The role of art and creativity as a vehicle for children to use to communicate … [Read more...]

Making Homemade Gift Tags with Kids

Christmas crafts for kids: Making homemade gift tags via Childhood101

This post is by regular contributor Pauline Soo of Lessons Learnt Journal. Paintball. I can’t believe years ago, I actually did stuff like that. I think youth, boys and plain ignorance were major contributing factors. My, how things have changed in the space of a decade or so. Now when I see … [Read more...]