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10 Easy & Simple Art and Craft Ideas for Kids | Bulkhunt

10 Easy & Simple Art and Craft Ideas for Kids

Art is a true passion, and some kids are just made for it! Being creative with paper should be a fun task for all the kids.

So we decided to put together a list of fun art activities that you and your kids can indulge in.

Here are a few simple projects to nurture the creativity of boys and girls alike!

 Old keys wind-chime

Wind-chimes make a beautiful soft sound when the winds blow, and the colors of the wind-chime add to the beauty of the windows. Here’s how you can make a simple wind-chime out of old keys:

You’ll need:

  • 5-6 old keys
  • A piece of wood/stick. You can substitute the stick with a long and a narrow cylindrical tube too.
  • A string, or a thread
  • An oil color set

What to do:

  • First, paint the keys and the stick with colors of your choice. It’s a great exercise to let the kids choose the colors and paint the keys and the stick.
  • Next, pass a string through the holes in the keys, and keep each string of a different length.
  • Tie two pieces of strings on both ends of the stick, so that you can hang it.
  • Now, tie the keys on the string close enough for the keys to chime when the wind blows.
  • Hang the colorful wind chime on the window, and enjoy!

old key wind chime

 Decorated Notebook Borders

Doesn’t ‘notebooks’ always sound too boring to the kids? Here’s a way of making notebooks interesting:

You’ll need:

What to do:

  • Pick a notebook for decoration.
  • Stick an open end of the printed paper tape on one end of the notebook.
  • Extend the printed paper tape towards the other end of the notebook.
  • Repeat for all sides.
  • To make it easier for the kids, cut the printed paper tape into smaller pieces.

It’s a simple way to make boring notebooks covers prettier!

decorated notebook cover

 Ladyfinger flowers

Working with colors is always dreadful. But not when there’s more than just colors involved!

You’ll need:

What to do:

  • Dip one chopped ladyfinger piece in a color of choice, and dab it on a drawing paper.
  • Repeat the process for different colors.
  • Paint stems and leaves below the ladyfinger flowers.

This is a simple activity that is sure to take your kids by surprise!

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paint brush

 Simple washi tape game ideas for girls

Girls’ bedrooms can be fun places to decorate with simple materials. A hopscotch game on the floor tiles made from washi tape can be a fun project for little girls.

You’ll need:

  • Washi tapes
  • Floor space for playing hopscotch
  • (optional) Chalks

What to do:

  • (optional) Chalk out hopscotch game tiles and numbers on the floor with the chalk.
  • Stick the washi tapes on the chalked out tiles and the numbers in different colored washi tapes.

Viola! A simple, yet an interesting game is ready!

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 Pencil shavings and paper flowers

You’ll need:

  • Pencil Shavings
  • Green paper
  • Glue
  • A large size paper (color of choice)
  • (optional) paint

What to do:

  • Arrange the pencil shavings on a paper to make it look like a flower head.
  • Glue the pencil shavings on the paper.
  • Cut shapes of leaves and branches from the green paper, and glue them on the larger paper under the pencil shavings.
  • You can also use green paint brush pens for the leaves and the branches.
  • (optional) Paint the pencil shavings with a color of your choice.

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 Toilet paper roll snowman

Making snowmen out of snow definitely looks interesting. But what do you do when there is no snow? You make a snowman out of paper! Here’s how:

You’ll need:

  • Used toilet paper roll
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Poster paint
  • Orange paper, blue paper

What to do:

  • Wrap and glue a white paper around the toilet paper roll.
  • Cut a triangle from the orange paper for the snowman’s nose.
  • Cut a strip from the blue paper to make a scarf for the snowman. Wrap this strip around the snowman’s neck, and glue it at the front.
  • Using black poster paint, draw two eyes, and a mouth for the snowman.
  • (optional) Using different colored poster paints, draw buttons on the snowman.

Now the kids have a little snowman of their own. The best part is, it never melts!

 Simple clay modelling

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Clay modeling is a simple activity that both boys and girls participate in, and learn.

You’ll need:

What to do:

  • Modeling clay is a very versatile element where the clay can be molded into different fruits to teach the colors and shapes of the fruits.
  • Mold the clay into round figures, in different colors of fruits, and add a leaf shape in green clay on the top of the round figures.
  • (optional) A mold can be used to give a specific shape to the clay.

 Easy bubble art ideas

Art should be fun and games. And here’s an idea on how to make art interesting for the kids:

You’ll need:

  • A drawing paper
  • A child-safe liquid detergent
  • Some water in a glass
  • A straw
  • Liquid paint

What to do:

  • Add liquid detergent to the water in a glass.
  • Mix it well, and add some liquid paint to the detergent solution.
  • Ask the kids to blow bubbles in the glass using the straw.
  • Once the bubbles start growing beyond the surface of the glass, place the paper on the glass.
  • Repeat the process to cover the entire drawing paper.

 Button Tree Canvas art project

Here’s another smart artsy idea that will make colors a wonderful affair for your kids:

You’ll need:

  • A drawing paper
  • Multi-colored unused buttons
  • Glue
  • Paint

What to do:

  • First, draw a simple tree with branches, or a bush with branches. To make things easier, you can ask the kids to place the buttons on the paper first without gluing them, and then drawing the branches around them.
  • Then, using the glue, stick the buttons on the branches.

The different colors of the buttons make the button trees a very artistic sight. And you won’t even have to think twice before putting it up on your fridge!

 Spray painting canvas

You’ll need:

  • A drawing paper
  • Liquid paint and a color mixing palette
  • Some water
  • An old toothbrush

What to do:

  • First, take some paint in a mixing palette, and add some water to it. Mix it well to make the color a little liquidy.
  • Then, use the old toothbrush and dip the bristles into the color.
  • Hold the bristles of the toothbrush using a thumb, and spray the color on the drawing paper.
  • Use different colors to make a colorful and beautiful spray painted canvas.

And your kids’ new masterpiece is ready!

This collection of art and craft projects is simple, no-prep activities that would take minutes to make, and engage kids in an interesting session of creating something new all the time. The raw materials used in these activities are easy to get and don’t hurt your pocket a lot either!

So, go ahead, pick your kids’ favorite activity, and let the creative games begin!


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