Creative Kids

If you have a love for art and craft, then it’s likely that your kids will too, and what better than encouraging your children to discover that same passion for colour, ideas and making. Here in this classroom we’ve put together some projects and simple activities that we hope you’ll enjoy working on with your children and grandchildren.

Activities to try...

First and foremost, it’s vital to keep your little ones safe. Please read the health and safety notes at the bottom of this page. You’ll find a mix of art and craft activities appearing soon on this page from colour mixing fun for painting rainbows, to monoprinting and recording everything you do in a visual diary. We’ve tried and tested everything posted here with our own little creative kid Amelie. At the time of writing she’s seven years old and loves nothing more than getting involved with everything we do. Maybe you’re homeschooling, or looking for art and craft activities to entertain your little ones at weekends and in the holidays. We hope you’ll find lots to do here. Let us know how you get on and what else you’d like to see. 

Spooky Halloween Lanterns

Make your own spooky Halloween lantern from a jam jar, black paper and tissue scraps. Cut your favourite Halloween motifs or copy ours from the worksheet provided. Spiders, ghosts, pumpkins, cats, witches hats and bats! Pop in an electric tea light and you’ll be all set for trick or treat adventures!

Art T-shirt

Grab a plain t-shirt and some pens and customise it with your own drawn design!

How to Draw People

Your family, friends and yourself are probably all people that you want to include in your drawings, but drawing figures can be one of the trickiest things to do. Learn how to draw people more accurately by breaking the body into simple geometric shapes.

Draw Your Dinner

Bored of seeing the same old faces everyday? Create a crowd of new ones! We’re using easy collage and some drawing to make these fun faces.

Funny Faces

Bored of seeing the same old faces everyday? Create a crowd of new ones! We’re using easy collage and some drawing to make these fun faces.

Paint Big!

Have fun and paint big! I challenged Amelie to paint something really long with lots of colour and pattern.

Sew a Simple Skirt

Learn to use a sewing machine by making a simple skirt that you can wear all summer.

Creative Kids Art Kit

A quick overview of what your children might need as they work through the activities.

Big Leaf, Little Leaf

Forest School at home – get the little ones on a leaf hunt and record it in their sketchbook or art journal.

Colour Mixing Rainbows

Learn about colour mixing and paint a beautiful rainbow. We’ll talk about primary and secondary colours and how to mix them, then how to paint a colourful rainbow on paper.

Pottery Painting!

Keeping the young and not so young entertained with pottery painting.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of you and those who share your creative space is paramount. Please work sensibly and observe all precautions when working with any activities. If you are at all unsure about the safety or suitability of a technique, process or product please exercise caution. You may decide that not everything is for you.

The guidelines here are provided in good faith, but please note that you should always refer to the manufacturer’s health and safety advice, and that always supersedes anything we might say. Keep up to date with available information and be aware that guidelines and safe practice procedures may change over time.