Some random Kids Art Ideas

We have not been doing as much art as we usually do, not sure why, could be because Pink has been colouring in a lot lately (she is not normally big on colouring in pictures) but here is a quick summary of what we have been doing.  If you are looking for some great free colouring in pages try these at 1+1+1=1 Spring colouring pages

We have been using our Magic maize to make some pictures.  We bought ours at ELC here in the UK.  We have used it with the templates that you can buy at ELC or on Amazon.  We have also just made our own pictures (Pink loves making flowers) with the maize and lastly we used some of our favourite Dot marker pages from 3 Dinosaurs as well to make spring blossom trees.

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As I often tend to do I left some of the dot marker pages out and both Pink and Blue ended up using the pages with their tissue paper – this was 100% the kids idea so I have just left them to do what they wanted.  Blue used the tissue paper to make some grass and sky for his tree while pink half coloured hers in and half used tissue paper. The picture below is Blue’s attempt – I thought it was very good for a 3 year old (yes biased I know)

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Dot marker pages from 3 Dinosaurs

The kids have also been doing more of their sand art – well that was until I spilled all the left over sand all over our lounge floor – big mess !!!  But if you have never done sand art before I highly recommend it, the kids love it, just be careful with the left over sand and make sure you store it in containers with secure lids.

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And lastly we have been using our watercolour pencils to do some drawing / painting / big mess with a 3 year old.  Blue tends to add way tooooo much water but Pink really seems to enjoy hers (apple tree below).  If you do try this with the kids I recommend giving them proper watercolour paper as it does help soak up the water and reduce the mess factor.

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Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun
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