07 Jan 2019Mont Marte

If you’re looking for some creative kids’ activities, you’ve come to the right place. Art is a great way to help your little artists express themselves, practice creative problem solving and develop their fine motor skills. Plus, it’s also just a lot of fun! To get you started, here are 10 art ideas for kids that we think they’re really going to love.


Introduce your kids to abstract art with a scribble art project. All they need to do is scribble out some lines and then fill in the shapes with colour (or different patterns if they’re feeling super creative).

Tools and materials:

•  Colouring pencils
•  Paper
•  Markers

2. Glitter Drawings
Glitter Drawings.

You can’t go wrong with sparkling art. Grab some glitter pens and coloured paper, or let the kids get a little bit messy with some glitter shakers and glue.

Tools and materials:

•  Coloured paper
•  Glitter pens
•  PVA glue
•  Glitter shaker
•  Paint brush

3. Family portrait

Family portrait

A family portrait is a fun project for kids and also makes a beautiful keepsake for parents – now that’s what we call a win-win.

Tools and materials:

•  Paper
•  Colouring pencils
•  Markers

If you really want to keep them busy, show your kids how to create a mixed media wax artwork. Start by drawing some patterns on watercolour paper with a candle, and then paint over it with watercolour paints. While the background is drying, draw or paint some pictures on another sheet of paper, cut them out and stick them onto the background.


Tools and materials:

•  Candles
•  Watercolour paper
•  Watercolour paints
•  Markers
•  Glue
•  Acrylic paints
•  Paint brush set

5. Plants
A purple plant painting.

Leaves, flowers and plants make a great subject for art projects. If your kids are on the younger side, draw up an outline of some plants and let them colour it in. Older kids might like to paint from memory or use a plant from the garden as a reference point.

Tools and materials:

•  Acrylic or poster paint
•  Paint brushes
•  Paper

6. Hand painting

A man and a child creating a hand painting.

It’s time to get a little bit messy! We recently had a bit of fun creating a painting using masking tape and our hands. All you need to do is create a pattern, word or image by sticking down masking tape on your canvas. Next, dip your hands in paint and print them all over the canvas. Once it’s dry, simply peel off the masking tape to reveal your artwork. If you need some pointers, check out our family hand painting video tutorial

Tools and materials:

•  Canvas
•  Masking tape
•  Acrylic paints

7. Drip painting
A coloured drip painting.

You might want to make a space outside for this one. Dilute some acrylic paints with water and let your kids run wild, dripping and splattering the paints on a big canvas. Watch our video tutorial for more tips.

Tools and materials:

•  Acrylic paints
•  Canvas
•  Cups + spoons

8. Paper plate art
A child painting with a white paper plate.

If you’ve got some spare paper plates in the cupboard, get them out and let your kids turn them into a work of art. They might like to make masks, or a little masterpiece to hang on the fridge.

Tools and materials:

•  Acrylic or poster paint
•  Paint brushes
•  Paper plates

9. Rose
A simple rose drawing with markers on it.

Older kids will love this simple rose project. We recently created a video tutorial where we show you how to create this drawing in a few simple steps. 

Tools and materials:

•  Paper
•  Markers

10. Watercolour patterns
Three watercolour paintings.

Watercolour paints are a fun medium that can be used to create a range of stunning effects. Give your kids a set and let them explore different patterns and techniques. If you need some ideas, we recently created a video to show you a couple of our favourite effects.

Tools and materials:

•  Watercolour paint
•  Watercolour paper
•  Watercolour paint brush

Whether it’s the holidays or the weekend, there are plenty of art projects to keep your kids occupied. If you’d like to share what your little artists have made, feel free to tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can see what you’ve created!