Want to make homeschool art fun but don’t know where to start?
You’ll love these ideas and resources for art fun at home, even if you don’t think you’re an artistic or creative mom.
Homeschool Art Fun is More Than Mess!
Raise your hand if one of your biggest concerns about homeschool art is the mess!
(I’ve got both hands energetically waving over here!)
Even though I’m a “fun mom”, a bunch of mess and chaos from a homeschool art project is not exactly my idea of a good time.
Oh, my five boys and I have plenty of messy, artistic projects and experiences. Crafts with kids can be amazing!
But, I don’t have spare time to spend on cleaning up spills and smears. (More help on that topic below 😉 )
Over the years as a summer camp counselor, babysitter, and mom, I’ve learned a few tricks and tricks to keep the art mess at home to a minimum.
I’ve also collected some outstanding art activities and ideas to help make homeschool art fun (and not a complete disaster!).
Awesome Ways to Enjoy Art Fun at Home with Your Kids
In addition to containing the mess of homeschool art projects, I’ve discovered some fantastic resources and sites to help make art at home fun with kids.
Some of my homeschool friends have also shared their ideas and inspiration for special art time in your homeschool. (Please make sure to share your tips and links in the comments area below.)
- Tips & Tricks for Enjoying Homeschool Art
- Art Appreciation & More for Your Homeschool
- Creative Ways to Boost Homeschool Art
- Remarkable Resources for Making Homeschool Art Fun
Tips & Tricks for Enjoying Homeschool Art
How to Easily Include Art in Your Homeschool Day (Homeschooling in Progress): Learn how you can easily add art in your homeschool day so that it never gets left behind. Including art in other homeschool subjects makes learning much more fun!
Year of Free Daily Doodle Prompts for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): If your kids give that deer-in-headlights stare when looking down at a blank page when it’s time for art, doodle prompts can help 🙂 These simple ideas are great starting points for kids to put pencil (or another drawing utensil) to paper and get creative.
Art Appreciation & More for Your Homeschool
Art History for Kids: My boys and I will be adding this homeschool curriculum to our current art studies this year. We’re looking forward to learning more about artists and art appreciation, along with the hands-on activities and projects.
Learn about Famous Artists with Online Unit Studies (The Koala Mom): Learning about famous artists is a great way to study different art styles and how art has changed over the years. This online class is a no-mess, fun way to do art (kids WILL do some art projects!).
Free Homeschool Art Checklists for Prep & Clean-Up (Rock Your Homeschool): Here are my secrets for getting my boys involved in our homeschool art prep and clean-up. Plus, you’ll find free printable checklists for your kids to use.
Creative Ways to Boost Homeschool Art
Color Mixing with the Color Kittens (Line Upon Line Learning): Practice mixing colors after reading a favorite preschool picture book.
Fantastic Fun with Free Star Wars-Inspired Grid Art Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): Have some stellar art fun with these open-and-go drawing activities featuring cute Star Wars characters.
Free Dr. Seuss-Inspired Grid Art Activities for Wonderful Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Celebrate Dr. Seuss and his cute characters with some fun grid art activities that are open-and-go and easy-to-use.
Try Splatter Painting (Power Line Productions): Study Abstract-Expressionist 20th-century art the fun way. Our children had a blast with splatter painting. I should warn you-it’s very messy! This is the kind of art where the creation technique is more important than the actual finished product.
Free Harry Potter-Inspired Grid Art Activities for Amazing Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Enjoy magical drawing fun with your kids using these grid art activities featuring Harry Potter and his friends.
Easy and Creative Way to Have Summer Fun with Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Have some awesome hands-on art fun with chalk pastels this summer (and any time of the year!).
Remarkable Resources for Making Homeschool Art Fun
I just have to share one of our favorite places to go for fun drawing lessons. Art Hub for Kids is one of our go-to spots on YouTube for cool videos to teach my boys and me how to draw fun stuff (like Minecraft characters or a unicorn).
Here’s a list of select homeschool art materials and resources that my boys and I recommend:
Pencil Grip Kwikstix Thin Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 12 Classic Colors (TPG-608) Paint,Assorted classic.The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix METALIX Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 6 Pack (TPG-613),Gold,Silver,Pink,Green,Blue,PurpleSargent Art 22-4124 Colored Square Chalk Pastels, 24 CountCrayola Watercolor Paints Washable 8 Primary Colors ( Pack of 6 )46 Pack Watercolor Paint Set, 36 Colors Watercolor Pan with 10 Brushes Kit, Easy to Blend Colors, Perfect for Kids, Adults and Beginner Artists by Smart Color ArtArt Street Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9Crayola TRTAZ11A Crayon Set, 3-5/8Crayola Twistables Crayons Coloring Set, Kids Indoor Activities At Home, Age 3+ – 50 Count
GoodyKing Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids – Craft Art Supply Kit for Toddlers Age 4 5 6 7 8 9 – All in One D.I.Y. Crafting Collage Arts Set for KidsColored Masking Tapes, 7PCS Arts Rainbow Labelling Masking Tape Fun Supplies Kit for Kids and Adults, Painters Tapes for Crafts, School Projects, Party Decorations and More (0.4 Inch, 12 yd)Modeling Clay 48 Colors, Air Dry Clay Magic Clay with Tools and English Manuals 48 Pieces 26.5 OunceCrayola 8ct Modeling Clay, Bold Colors, 2 Lb. Gift for Kids Age 4 & UpCrayola (2-Pack) Air Dry Clay 2.5lb Terra Cotta 57-5064Winlyn 240 Sheets 48 Multicolor Tissue Paper Bulk Gift Wrapping Tissue Paper Decorative Art Rainbow Tissue Paper 20
Drawing TextbookThe Story of Paintings: A History of Art for ChildrenArt Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All AgesThe Arts: A Visual EncyclopediaChildren’s Book of Art: An Introduction to the World’s Most Amazing Paintings and SculpturesMath Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 40+ Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Math Skills
How Do YOU Make Homeschool Art Fun?
It’s time for your ideas and tips for making art fun at home! What are your favorite art activities, resources, and materials? Please share in the comments area below 🙂