27 Wall Art Projects for Kids

Looking to add a pop of personality to your walls? Tired of the same old store-bought decorations? Look no further than your very own little Picassos!

Here are 20 exciting art projects that will unleash your child’s inner artist and create stunning masterpieces worthy of a place of honor on your walls.

These projects cater to a variety of ages and skill levels, with options that are perfect for toddlers just starting to explore art, to older children who want to experiment with different techniques.

So, gather your supplies, unleash the creativity, and get ready to transform your blank walls into a vibrant gallery showcasing your child’s artistic journey!

Colorful Confetti Canvas:

This is a fantastic option for little ones who love getting messy. Tape a large sheet of butcher paper or canvas to the floor or a protected surface. Provide them with a variety of colorful construction paper circles (confetti!), and let them loose with glue sticks. Once the “confetti” is stuck down, you can add glitter, buttons, or other embellishments for an extra pop.

Masking Tape Masterpiece:

This project is a fun twist on traditional painting. Simply tear strips of masking tape and stick them down on a canvas in any design your child chooses. They can then paint over the entire canvas, peel off the tape, and reveal a cool negative space design.

Nature’s Collage:

Take a walk in the park and collect leaves, flowers, twigs, and other natural treasures. Once home, glue them onto a sturdy piece of cardboard or canvas to create a beautiful and textured collage.

Button Bonanza:

This project is perfect for using up leftover buttons. Glue buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors onto a canvas to create a whimsical and colorful artwork.

Marble Madness:

This is a fun, hands-off approach to creating art. Place a few drops of paint in various colors on a shallow tray. Drop some marbles into the tray, then lay a sheet of paper on top and press down gently. Roll the marbles around a bit to create swirling patterns, then lift the paper to reveal a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Puffy Paint Paradise:

Mix equal parts of white glue and shaving cream to create puffy paint. Add a few drops of food coloring to create vibrant colors. Let your child use paintbrushes, squirt bottles, or even their fingers to create puffy designs on cardboard or canvas.

Fingerprint Fun:

This project is adorable and perfect for capturing those tiny fingerprints. Use washable paint to stamp your child’s fingerprints onto a canvas or cardstock. You can then transform the fingerprints into cute animals, flowers, or anything else your imagination conjures.

Salt Shakers of Sparkle:

This project adds a touch of magic to traditional painting. After your child finishes painting a design, sprinkle salt generously over the wet paint. Let it dry completely, then gently brush off the salt. The areas where the salt was will be lighter, creating a cool textured effect.

Yarn Yarn Hooray!:

This project is a fun way to explore texture and line art. Hammer some nails into a piece of wood in a pattern or design. Wrap yarn of different colors around the nails, creating a web-like effect.

Paper Bag Puppets:

This project is more than just wall art; it’s interactive too! Decorate brown paper lunch bags with paint, markers, felt, and googly eyes. Turn them into silly puppets and put on a show for the whole family! Hang the decorated puppet bags on the wall when not in use.

Melted Crayon Masterpiece:

This project uses a heat gun (with adult supervision!) to create a stunning abstract artwork. Secure a sheet of watercolor paper to a protected surface. Sharpen crayons of various colors and let your child shave the crayon shavings onto the paper. Using a heat gun on a low setting (adult does this part!), carefully melt the crayon shavings, watching the colors blend and swirl in a mesmerizing way.

Tissue Paper Stained Glass:

This project creates a beautiful translucent effect. Cut out shapes from black construction paper and glue them onto a sheet of clear contact paper to create a stained glass design. Fill in the shapes with pieces of colorful tissue paper. Hang the finished piece in a sunny window for a truly magical effect.

Tape Resist Art:

This project is similar to the masking tape masterpiece but uses clear packing tape. Stick the tape onto a canvas or cardboard in any design your child chooses. Paint over the entire surface and then carefully peel off the tape to reveal crisp, clean lines against the painted background.

DIY Dreamcatchers:

This project is a beautiful and cultural craft. Use a hula hoop or embroidery hoop as the base. Wrap colorful yarn around the hoop, creating a web-like pattern. Decorate the web with feathers, beads, and other trinkets. Hang the dreamcatcher on the wall and let sweet dreams flow!

Scribble Spin Art:

This project is a fun and energetic way to create art. Place a piece of cardboard or cardstock on a turntable (with adult supervision!). Squirt drops of paint in various colors on the cardboard. While the paint is still wet, spin the turntable to create swirling, colorful patterns.

Leaf Rubbings:

This project is a great way to explore nature and textures. Place a large leaf under a piece of paper and rub the back of the paper with a crayon. The texture of the leaf will be transferred to the paper, creating a beautiful and unique print.

Batik Beauty:

This project is a traditional technique that creates stunning results. Draw a design on white fabric using a white wax crayon. Dip the fabric in different colored dyes, letting the wax resist the dye and create vibrant patterns.

Watercolor Galaxy:

This project allows your child to create their own universe. Wet a piece of watercolor paper with clean water. Drop blobs of different colored watercolors onto the wet paper. Let the colors bleed and blend together to create a swirling galaxy effect. You can add stars with white paint or glitter for an extra touch of magic.

DIY Mobiles:

This project is a fun way to add a touch of whimsy to a room. Cut out shapes from construction paper, felt, or cardboard. Decorate them with paint, markers, and other embellishments. Attach the shapes to strings of varying lengths and hang them from a mobile frame.

Upcycled Art Extravaganza:

This project encourages creativity and resourcefulness. Collect items like bottle caps, CDs, cardboard tubes, and other recyclables. Let your child use their imagination to transform these everyday objects into unique and wonderful pieces of art.

Remember:

  • The most important thing is for your child to have fun and express themselves creatively. There are no right or wrong ways to do these projects.
  • Be sure to protect your workspace with newspapers or a tablecloth.
  • Wear smocks or old clothes to avoid paint stains.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the creative journey with your child!

These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, the possibilities for creating wall-worthy art with your kids are endless! So grab your supplies, unleash your inner artist, and get ready to transform your walls into a vibrant gallery showcasing your child’s artistic masterpiece!

Sohaib Hasan Shah

Sohaib's journey includes 10+ years of teaching and counseling experience at BCSS School in elementary and middle schools, coupled with a BBA (Hons) with a minor in Educational Psychology from Curtin University (Australia) . In his free time, he cherishes quality moments with his family, reveling in the joys and challenges of parenthood. His three daughters have not only enriched his personal life but also deepened his understanding of the importance of effective education and communication, spurring him to make a meaningful impact in the world of education.

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