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We know keeping the kids entertained while cooped up indoors can be a struggle, especially since you don’t want them simply watching TV or gaming all the time. That’s why we went on the hunt for art projects that can help entertain and perhaps educate your little ones all at the same time.
Here are nine awesome art projects to try with your tykes!
The Kennedy Center offers lunch doodles with Mo Willems each weekday at 12 p.m. CST. If you can’t make that time work, no worries! The videos remain online to be streamed afterwards. So grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Check out fellow participant’s artwork on social media by searching the hashtag: #MoLunchDoodles!
Kim, the host of Art Classes for Kids on YouTube has been teaching kids art for over 28 years! She’s created thousands of projects over the years and is excited to share them with families all over the world! This channel offers weekly projects that you can try at home, as well as interviews with artists, art challenges, and art games.
On the Art for Kids Hub YouTube page, new art lessons are posted every weekday. Follow along as this adorable family shares fun art lessons for kids. Many of their lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!
At Drawing Now they offer drawing lessons featuring some of your children’s favorite characters. From Fortnite to Pokemon to Teen Titans and more, they will love learning to draw with these step by step tutorials.
Offering drawing and coloring pages for kids, the gang behind Easy Fun Coloring on YouTube says the doodle is the best recipe for a fun and relaxing time. They offer basic drawing and coloring lessons that will engage all ages.
At Facedrawer, they post three new videos every week, sharing fun easy DIY ideas, craft videos, and step by step drawing lessons. You’ll learn how to draw your favorite characters from movies or videogames, drawing everything from Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF), Bendy and the Ink Machine, Marvel, Anime, and more.
NGAkids offers an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages. You can download a desktop version of their app or get the IOS app for your iPad.
Enjoy fun art for all ages and skill levels with Art ala Carte. New videos are posted on their YouTube channel three times a week and they utilize all kinds of mediums.
The Art Sherpa teaches art in live streaming, offering easy acrylic step by step painting tutorials for beginning artists looking to start an art adventure. They offer live stream painting lessons Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additionally, with over 800 free video acrylic painting classes online, you can learn how to paint easily. It’s safe, inclusive, fun, and perfect for new painters of every age (though this one may be more suitable for older kids).
And it that’s not enough, get this! Art on the Spot is giving away free art projects in Austin, dropping them at Little Free Library locations all over the city. Learn more on their Instagram account.
Featured photo courtesy of Art on the Spot.