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Free and easy child art and preschool crafts for kids, teachers and parents including painting, drawing, cutting, pasting, modeling and construction activities.




The process of creating craft projects is always more important than the end result. If your child does succeed at completing the project correctly, consider this a bonus.

Never let your children feel that there is a right or wrong way to express themselves through their preschool craft activities. I find that often our results are far from the picture-perfect crafts depicted in most craft books.

You will find links to craft activities that my kids and I have done further down this page.

Since we don't do a lot of crafts, I have decided to feature a great resource I have found, which offers a whole lot at an affordable price:

Little Kids Crafts for All Seasons

Little Kids Crafts for All Seasons Little Kids Paper Plate Crafts


Discover "real" kid-tested crafts that parents love too! These ground breaking new ebooks of 200 pages each, include a range of activities that can be adjusted to your children's skill-level.

When you buy Little Kids Crafts for All Seasons you get the Little Kids Paper Plate Crafts ebook free, making them together the ultimate in easy kids' crafts!

Printed copies are available too. Click here to read more about Little Kids Crafts



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Preschool Painting Activities

Painting Activities

Painting enables children to communicate and express themselves. It is also a soothing activity which encourages them to relax and paint with their emotions.

Preschool Drawing Activities

Drawing Activities

Drawing is an activity that enables children to express their feelings, rather than talk about them. Scribbling helps to develop fine motor skills.


Cutting and Pasting Activities

Let your children experience the textures of different mediums and practice fine motor skills, like cutting and pasting. Tearing is also a good activity for developing fine motor skills.

playdough

Modeling and Construction Activities

Modeling is a sensory activity - an activity involving the sense of touch. It is a relaxing and soothing activity at which children can always succeed.




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Preschool Craft Recipes
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Recipes for finger paint, flour glue, playdough and salt dough.


Printable Crafts

Printable Crafts

Enjoy this collection of printable crafts, including an alphabet coloring book, story-based lapbooks for children and other easy art projects.


Christmas Crafts for Kids

Explore some easy Christams craft ideas for kids to make gifts and decorations for the festive season.



Easter Preschool Theme

Easter Crafts for Kids

Christian Bible-based activities and Easter crafts for kids including recipes, art activities, Easter coloring pages, Easter poems/songs, background about Easter and the first Passover and more.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

Children are never too young begin an art appreciation adventure. Enrich their lives with these activities to help you enjoy the inspiring works of art by the greatest artists of all time.





Painting Activities


Preschool Painting Activities

Painting is a soothing activity that enables children to express and release their emotions.

1. Handpainting - Father's Day Printable Poem
2. Finger painting
3. String painting
4. Printing - apple stamping activity
5. Stenciling
6. Marble patterns
7. Marbled paint
8. Paint blowing
9. Sponge painting
10. Spatter painting
11. Pet rocks
12. NEW! Wax and dye pictures



Painting Tools


1. Conventional artists' paint brushes
2. Non-spill paint container (cut off the top half of a plastic bottle and invert it into the bottom half of the bottle)
3. Old toothbrushes
4. Large wall paint brushes
5. Kitchen brushes (used for dishwashing)
6. Paint rollers
7. Roller paints
8. Feathers
9. Straws
10. Squeeze bottles
11. Sponges
12. String
13. Printing blocks
14. Potato printing blocks
15. Hands and fingers
16. Spray paints

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Drawing Activities


Wax crayons

Drawing enables children to express themselves non-verbally. Scribbling, using various tools and media, is an important activity for young children as it helps to develop fine motor skills.



1. Rubbings - leaf and coin rubbing activity
2. Sugar water pictures
3. Scribble patterns
4. Shadow outlines
5. Wax crayon etching
6. Wax and dye pictures
7. Tracing
8. Charcoal drawings


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Cutting and Pasting Activities



Encourage your children experience the textures of different mediums and develop their fine motor skills, by cutting and pasting. Tearing is also a great activity. Use some of the ideas below.

1. Tree collage - for four seasons
2. Snowflakes - Paper folding and cutting
3. Concertina shapes
4. Leaf collage
5. Seed collage
6. Decorated party hat
7. Decorated crown
8. Chinese lantern
9. Masks
10. Starry night glitter collage
11. Sand collage
12. Corner bookmarks
13. String pictures
14. Mother's Day Basket Collage
15. Snowman Collage
16. Hanging Hearts (for Valentine's Day)
17. Four Seasons Poster
18. Ostrich Collage with handprint cut-outs
19. Paper Chains


Supplies for Cutting and Pasting


1. Scissors (optional - can tear instead)
2. Glue, glue sticks, flour glue, wood glue or other
3. Empty spice shakers containing sand
4. Glitter
5. Magazines
6. Newspaper, paper, card
7. Material scraps, leather
8. Plastic, candy wrappers
9. Bottle tops
10. Items from nature - dried grass, pressed leaves and flowers, berries, seeds etc

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Modeling and Construction Activities


Playdough

Modeling is a sensory activity - an activity involving the sense of touch. It is a relaxing and soothing activity at which children can always succeed.

1. Pine cone sculptures
2. Play dough
3. Salt dough sculptures
4. Salt dough beads
5. Macaroni threading
6. Box construction
7. Leaf mobile
8. Binoculars
9. Desk caddy
10. Egg box construction
11. Insect mobile

Papier mache piggy bank and globe
12. Papier mache' - model earth & piggy bank
13. Toilet roll bird feeder
14. Sea anemone
15. Sea urchin model
16. NEW! Pinwheel paper craft


Supplies for Modeling and Construction Activities


Modelling

playdough, modelling

Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a full color illustrated ebook.

It contains simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations including: ladybug, cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, faces, cup and saucer, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.

Well-priced at $7

Click here to read more and preview a sample page - Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids



Playdough
Salt dough
Papier mache'
Clay
Mud
Plasticine/modeling clay


Additional equipment
Rollers
Boards
Cookie cutters in various shapes
Graters
Plastic cotton reels
Keys
Tins
Plastic mesh (from fruit bags)


Construction

Collage supplies

Household recyclables: plastic bottles, tubs, eggboxes, polystyrene trays and containers, empty toilet rolls and paper towel tubes, boxes of various shapes and sizes etc.

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ABC Fun & 1-2-3
by Shirley Erwee

Less than $1 per week


Shirley's gentle, age-appropriate preschool programme gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week.

All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!

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