Do you know about Art Projects for Kids? It's become my new go-to site when looking for a project to do with my boys. Kathy posts her classroom art projects geared towards children grades K-5 and she offers easy to follow instructions, a simple goal for each project and an example. When I was home sick a few days with my boys, we used her ideas to create together at home. I love that once we all worked through her art project, it inspired us to further create in other ways.
We began with Tinted Ugly Bunny-learning how to tint by adding white.
My seven-year-old (using orange)
The next day we all sat down to try How to Draw a Fox-learning how this adorable fox came together using a few simple shapes. I so enjoyed drawing next to my guys.
I later discovered my older boy found his own way to the site when I saw him working on Koi Fish Painting- learning how to draw from a different point of view.