Arts and Crafts for Elementary Kids

Arts and Crafts for Elementary KidsI don’t know about you but one of the things I enjoy about children is their ability to whole-heartedly participate in artistic pursuits with joy and abandonment. For our children the focus needs to remain on enjoying the process of artistic expression.

Art and craft at home is an immensely diverse and intimate human activity that each and everyone of us can embark upon and enjoy.  The biggest challenge we have is to tackle this subject without over burdening our students but allow them to explore their own personal creative expression.

Pablo Picasso said it best – “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Art is defined as any activity involving imaginative or technical skill and craft as an activity involving the skill of making things by hand.  This week the crew would like to share some ideas to support you in the wonderfully diverse topic at home.


Heather over at Only Passionate Curiosity has some ideas on how to Make a Cosmic Kaleidoscope and Sensory Goo without the Starch.

Over at Creative Madness Mama Margaret shares thoughts on Creating Children’s Artwork Quilts, Memoria Press Junior Kindergarte {Review – Part VII – Crafts} and Sew-n-Tell Friday.


Leah over at As We Walk Along the Road shares Fun With Recycled Crayons: Making Old Crayons Into New.

Jennifer at Chestnut Grove Academy has a Home Art Studio Review, Monoprints–Art for Young Children and Leaf and Flower Pounding on Fabric.

Clarissa over at Counting Our Blessings shares her ideas on Kid’s Arts and Crafts

Do it yourself Grasshead pots

Over at Big Family Blessings Amanda shares DIY Grass Head Pots.

Kym over at Homeschool Coffee Break Flashback Friday – Arts and Crafts for Kids

Tauna from the Proverbial Homemaker shares Teaching Art Using the Bible, Picasso Flowers Art Project and Easter Art Activities for Littles.

Chareen over at Every Bed of Roses shares, a sponge painting tutorial, and a fresco painting tutorial.

Link Up with Us! Art Linky

Each week on a Thursday three of our crew host the Virtual Refrigerator blog hop.  Here you will find a featured art or craft activity and a linky filled with links to other blogs with ideas to inspire creativity in your family.

For more crew inspiration be sure to follow our Arts and Crafts board on Pinterest.

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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