4 Art Projects to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing

Looking for creative and artistic outlets for your son or daughter this summer? Here are some simple, fun, and creative art projects for your student of any age this summer:

1) Letter Art – Make a beautiful canvas with your student’s initials to decorate their room. Find the Instructions here: http://www.homemadeginger.com/2013/06/tutorial-kid-created-canvas-letter-art.html#comment-form

Letter Art


2) Credit Card Art – Gerhardt Richter was a contemporary German painter most famous for his large-scale paintings made with a giant squeegee tool. His technique, though much more complex than this example, makes for a compelling art activity for someone of any age. Here is a quick example using credit cards (or any sturdy, straight edged plastic): http://www.housingaforest.com/credit-card-art/ For another, more advanced example, visit this set of instructions: http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/decorate-and-entertain/diy-squeegee-wall-art/project




3) Superhero Letter – Start with a wooden or Styrofoam letter or shape. Get some comics, cut out your favorite parts, and go to town with your  papier mache skills. Get the full instructions here: http://www.ivillage.com/our-favorite-diy-wall-art-all-about-ombre/6-b-430414#515074



4) Melted Crayons – Glue some crayons to a canvas, then get your hair dryer and blast those crayons with the heat. For instructions, visit here: http://www.ivillage.com/our-favorite-diy-wall-art-all-about-ombre/6-b-430414#430421



Want more ideas? This post has 27 creative and simple wall art ideas: http://www.ivillage.com/our-favorite-diy-wall-art-all-about-ombre/6-b-430414#515078