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Arts & Crafts : Kids Art Instruction, Craft Projects, Learning Activities

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Art Instruction, Craft Projects & Creative Learning Activities for Growing Imaginations

"Remember, in art, there are no mistakes…only practice."
— Molly Anderson-Childers

Creative fun with sidewalk chalk art!Welcome kids, parents, teachers, and creative fun-loving people! Whether you're looking for imagination-inducing projects for yourself or for someone else, you'll enjoy Creativity Portal's own projects geared towards fostering creativity and encouraging creative expression in growing imaginations through art activities, craft projects, and writing fun and other resources with kid-friendly creativity.

Featured Kids Stuff

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Creative Play with Sidewalk Chalk!
Kids love the free-ative, playful doodling nature of sidewalk chalk art. Make the most of this chalky medium!

Maria Chatzi's Art and Craft Projects
Fun kid- and adult-friendly projects includes easy jewelry making, painting on pebbles, writing, collage, and more!

More Kids Art, Craft & Activity Sources

Twisty Noodle
Twisty Noodle has thousands of free printable coloring pages and worksheets. Their coloring pages and worksheets can be customized by changing the font and text. Kids love to personalize their pages! Teachers and parents love it. Twisty Noodle is easy to use, and great for ages 3-8!

Kid at Art
Marilyn Brackney's resourceful site full of craft projects and ideas using recycled and free materials. Many seasonal, holiday, and special event projects, including Flat Stanley.
First Palette offers free creative kids' crafts, printable crafts and templates, and art lesson plans for kids of all ages. Crafting categories by theme, season, occasion, age, and diorama.
Kids crafts should be simple, fun, high-quality and free. Enjoy our printable games and activities for birthday parties, lesson plans or at home with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Scout Crafts for Kids
Simple "outdoor" crafts made from leather, wood, clay, and more. Features ample instruction, pictures, and illustrations for a variety of projects including leather pouches, wood whittling, and fiber art.

Marcel's Kids Crafts
Want to learn how to make handmade kid crafts? Marcel shows you the way! Includes instructions for windowcolor, stamping, stenciling, basketry, symbols, and soapmaking.

KinderArt Art Education
Art lessons, art education, and free ideas and projects online. Art lessons in architecture, artists and art history, sculpture and collage, drawing, folk art, multicultural, painting, printmaking, recycling, seasonal, sculpture, and textiles.

Animal Crafts from Danielle's Place
Free ideas and patterns to download for many animal-related activities. Sheep, squirrel with a cup of acorn nuts, and environmental learning activities for kids.

Art Activities for Children
The fun-filled world of process art! Crayons, clay, finger paints, cookie sheets, milk cartons, and music are among the many ingredients that go into these imaginative art activities for children.

Art Teacher on the Net
Free art projects and ideas for teachers, parents, and group leaders. Includes art education, history, recycled art ideas, and other fun ways to awaken creativity in children.
"Cool crafts for kewl kids." For ages 2-15. Good for parents, teachers, scout leaders, and kids. Jewelry making, yarn crafts, downloadable paper dolls, Bible crafts, sand art, wearable art and crafts, decorations, gifts, and fun.

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids
"A variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages, and more including projects for holidays, and educational themes and cartoon characters." Animal crafts, Bible crafts, countries and cultures. Downloadable printable greeting cards, doorknob hangers, awards, bookmarks, gift tags, and writing paper.

Enchanted Learning Crafts for Kids
Contains an extensive project list for many categories and crafts including: African, dioramas, handprint, memory, vegetable, holiday, preschool, paper, balloon, patriotic, spring, summer, fall, winter, family tree, earth day, fruit, Mexican, money, and mobiles.

Making Friends Paper Dolls
Children and paper doll enthusiasts will love these free printable paper dolls from Making Friends. Site allows you to create cultural dolls with a variety of skin tones, features, and themes.