does anybody have any good art projects to do with your kids?

Rachelle - posted on 08/07/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have two children and have been wanting to do art with them everytday after school.Just so we can have some mommy and me time.Would love for some good ideas and if there cheap all the better.

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Tyrae - posted on 08/08/2011

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depending on age, you can make paper mache (spell?) piggy banks. Take a blown up balloon, and an empty egg carton (for nose and legs), find a recipe online for a paper mache glue, and have some scrap news paper around. Tape all the pieces together and paper mache it (make sure to leave a whole in the bottom and a slit in the top for the money). When it dries you can paint it how ever you want to! It's loads of fun. You can also make sock puppets out of old warn out socks with buttons and scrap fabric for hair and such!

Emma - posted on 08/08/2011

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Make salt dough then you can make modal's and dry them in the oven and then paint them another day. great as gifts to family members from your kids . My mom has a display of them in her lounge from my kids

Kate CP - posted on 08/08/2011

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Go out and find some nice, smooth rocks. Wash them off, let them dry, and then color them with crayons. Make sure you pile on the color really thick! Then put your rocks out in the sun for a few hours. This will melt the wax onto the rocks and looks REALLY cool. Another neat way to do this is to take old crayons that you'd be throwing away anyway and chop them up really fine. Sprinkle the shavings and chunks onto the rocks in neat patterns and set them in the sun. Instant tie-dyed rocks! :)

It's a hit with most kids under 10. ;)

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Kyleigh - posted on 08/08/2011

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also we did bracelets with a good plastic small string cut it the rightlength and then they got to decorate their pattern of colors, i bought some neon colors (neon yellow, green, blue pink , and orange.)

Kyleigh - posted on 08/08/2011

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we use fruit loops and do some crafty things like a tree and the ocean we did our Football team logo it was neat for his project for school

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