With three kids literally running circles around us most days, we often have to find new activities for them. These fun (and easy!) kid-friendly art projects are just that: fun enough to keep them occupied and easy enough that I don’t have to be near them for the entire time.
For reference, my kiddos are 8, 6, and 4, and I feel confident that—given the right set up for each kid-friendly art project, and the right guidance ahead of time—these can be fun activities they can do on their own.
We were gifted a set of Chalkola Chalk Markers to try out, and they used them for all of the kid-friendly art projects below.
These markers come in a pack of 40, so basically allllllllllll the colors of the rainbow, and then some. Plus, I love the versatility of the markers and how you can use them on so many different materials. From glass to plastic, chalkboards and rocks, and everything in between.
If you need a pack of these in your life, you can grab some here for 10% off with the code JESSICALYNN10 at checkout.
Five Kid-Friendly Art Projects
I basically give my kids free rein to do as they please once I set them up with the art project.
One thing I try to do is make sure their art area is always ready for them: put down newspaper, art trays, or even an old shower curtain or table cloth.
Even though these markers are washable and made with water-based ink, I’m not a savage; I don’t enjoy cleaning up big messes, so I make sure they’re ready to go ahead of time.
There’s something a little bit magical about finding a painted rock while you’re out on a walk. Create some of that happiness with your chalk markers.
Keep in mind that the markers are water-based, so whatever you design might wash away if it rains. That just means another project for another day, right?!
Make Garden Markers
‘Tis the season to start getting those gardens up and running. We made this easy kid-friendly art project with only popsicle sticks, a glue gun, and our markers!
We’ve kept this little mint plant alive all year, but we have an actual garden on the horizon, and these garden markers will be so fun out side to mark the veggies and herbs we plan on growing.
Draw on Glass
We have four giant floor to ceiling window/doors and the kids go to town drawing on the glass for each season. The best part is that these chalk markers wipe off completely with a simple wet cloth.
It’s been fun making art on our windows for each season—our latest rainbow is making the whole neighborhood smile as they walk by.
Create a Card
This kid-friendly art project is the gift that keeps on giving.
The girls had fun creating some cards to send to family and friends back home. I love how vibrant they look, and they love how many colors they get to play with.
Tip: using black paper really makes the colors POP!
This fun alternative to dying your eggs was actually eggciting for the whole family. Here’s what you do:
Get a piece of plastic wrap (we cut and unfolded a sandwich bag) and color directly on the plastic with multiple colors. Wrap the plastic around a hard boiled egg and gently push the colors into the egg. Then, carefully take the plastic off and let it sit on an egg carton to dry for a few minutes. Once it dries, you’ll have some pretty designs!
Which Kid-Friendly Art Project Will You Make?
I’d love to hear from you! Which one of these will you try?
And don’t forget: If you need some chalk markers your life, you can get some here for 10% off with the code JESSICALYNN10. They make awesome gifts, too!