Art Projects For Kids & a Giveaway
Now that the warmer weather has returned we are spending more time outside. And we are loving The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art! The book is written for older children, but parents can easily tailor the projects for little ones.
Some of our favorite projects are:
- Bubble Paintings: add a bit of dish soap to some bowls of watery tempera paints. Put a straw in the bowl and blow until overflowing with bubbles. Place your paper on top of the bubbles to create bubble art.
- Super Spider Web: this project is made with twigs, floral wire and raffia and is so adorable that we're going to make a few for the garden.
We also love The Jumbo Book of Art. It's packed with easy instructions for all sorts of projects like: puppets, cardboard castles, wish flags and mobiles!
Another wonderful book is Great American Artists for Kids by MaryAnn Kohl. The book is in full color and contains biographies of 75 American artists with related activities for children.
And because these books are so completely fabulous, Kids Can Press is generously allowing me to give away a copy of The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art and The Jumbo Book of Art. Simply leave a comment by midnight on Friday April 1oth (and specify which book you would like to win and a contact email addy) and I will use a random generator to pick a winner. The winner will be announced Tuesday.