Here we go! We have shared many creative arts and crafts projects for kids of all ages over the years. If you’re looking to get crafty, be sure to check out our collection of crafts for tweens. In this round-up, you’ll find art projects that explore the old master artists through to modern artists. You’ll find inspiration in books you read and discover new art techniques. Hopefully, you will be inspired to pick up your pencil, and paints and get arty!
Fun Art Projects for Tweens
Explore the art of Leonardo Da Vinci and learn how to make a simple fresco painting for kids
Pablo Picasso is a fascinating artist. Have fun exploring cubism and creating Picasso portraits for kids
Artist David Hockney is known for his beautiful; landscapes. Create a colourful Hockney-inspired quilted landscape for kids
We had an opportunity to see Yayoi Kusama’s works at a gallery and they were remarkable. Learn all about this modern artist and create your own Yayoi Kusama art project for kids
George Rodrigue is an American artist, known for his vibrant and graphic art. What Rodrigue-inspired artwork will you make?
Discover indigenous art through the totem pole art of Norman Tait, a Canadian Indigenous artist. Learn about the stories totem poles tell and make your own totem pole art piece.
Learn about the old master artist, Paul Cezanne and his watercolour painting technique. This one is all about exploring watercolour art with kids.
Things might get a little messy when you’re making sunshine handprint art and flower stamp art. A tactile way to celebrate the summer solstice.
And, when the clouds roll in and drop some rain, what rises? A beautiful painted rainbow bunting – upcycled from old newspapers. We’ve also shared delightful Earth Day garlands and how to paint a heart garland for Valentine’s Day. Which garland or bunting will you make first?
Kick the paintbrushes to the curb and look to the garden for your paint tools. Have you ever tried gourd stamping? Yep, those little decorative gourds make lovely stamps!
Let’s get into doodle art! Specifically, learn all about the benefits of zentangle art as a meditative art process for kids.
Then explore zentangle art a little further with our collection of zentangle-inspired designs. We’ve shared 20 zentangle patterns to spark your inspiration.
Since we are exploring alternatives to paper, learn the history of using birch bark as paper. Create your own birch bark art piece.
Have you ever experimented with creating blow art? All you need is paint, paper and straw to paint a totally unique piece of art.
Sometimes we find artistic inspiration in the pages of a picture book. Take inspiration from illustrator Paul Galdone and learn a pen and watercolour technique that will have you creating remarkable art.
Did you know that you can paint with spices? Yep, add a little water and you can make a beautiful spice painting – that smells amazing too!
The book, “Drawing Lessons from a Bear” inspired us to learn how to properly shade using pencils. A simple artistic skill to work on with kids of all ages.
We celebrated Eric Carle’s birthday by making a Carle-inspired tissue paper collage birthday card.
Do you love Mo Willems’ books? We looked to the pages of Knuffle Bunny to learn about making creative collage art projects.
Have a blast this summer working your way through all of these awesome summer art projects for tweens.
Okay, which artist or art project are you going to attempt first?
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