This project is perfect for working on students’ hand-eye coordination while being a cursory introduction to sewing. It’s challenging enough for even upper elementary school students while still being relatively simple.
These thumbprint doodles are just so sweet and would perfectly compliment a science lesson all about bugs. After having students try their hand at some of the thumbprint examples, let them use their imagination to see what other ideas they can cook up. You can even have them create bug jars out of cardstock to put their new friends in!
Another fun art project that is really affordable to recreate since you really only need paper plates, some paints, a roll of string, and some blue beads. We just love this creative approach to creating raindrops!
Kids will unquestionably go crazy over these clothespin and popsicle stick airplanes. Regardless of whether they choose paint or permanent markers, students will enjoy personalizing their tiny flying machines.
Regardless of students’ experience with oil pastels, this project will be a good introduction to the medium. Have students follow a step-by-step tutorial for drawing the outline of the layer cake then let them use the pastels to bring their drawings to life!
Easy art projects for kids that also double as vocabulary lessons? Yes, please! This project will prove especially educational as students are tasked with illustrating a word on an old dictionary page.
Students will certainly enjoy creating their collages from a variety of materials. Even better – this project is a great way to encourage recycling since old cereal boxes and other food labels can be ripped into strips and repurposed!
This simple project can be done without a lot of instruction and will work for any age student. This project runs on the same idea as some Easter egg decorating kits in that the paint or dye sticks to the areas not covered in wax, or in this case, crayon.
All you will need to recreate this craft is some leftover cardboard, a bunch of different yarns, and some scissors. Teens especially will enjoy this project as the end result can be used as decoration in their bedrooms and eventually their dorm rooms!
Some easy art projects for kids and teens can even double as fashion! Despite their association with preschool, these are definitely not your little brother or sister’s macaroni necklaces. Swapping out twine with an actual chain makes these necklaces look surprisingly high-end.
Easy art projects for kids that utilize outdated technology? Why not? Although this project could work for any age group, older kids will be able to personalize their fish using a variety of add-on materials. Be prepared to explain to your students what CDs are since they were born long after their demise!
While this project can get complicated, simpler structures can be completed using fewer pencils. The preparation is minimal requiring just a bunch of pencils and elastics but the reward will be big when you see what your students create!
This project is another good time filler since it can be worked on and then picked up again later and continued. It’s also a good lesson in recycling since you can ask students to bring in any fabric or ribbons that may be sitting around their houses unused.
Origami paper is inexpensive and can be bought in bulk, making this an affordable and low preparation art project. Additionally, it is perfect for high school students who are better equipped to follow along an instructional video.