Category: DIY kids art ideas

Keep on coloring!

Combine the recent all-ages craze for coloring with the exploration of digitized cultural heritage and you understand why I love #ColorOurCollections. #ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, museums and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their…

November rain? Survive it with ABC’s DIY-booklet

ABC (ART BASICS for CHILDREN) is a non-profit organisation on the borderline between the arts and education. Beside the ABC-house in Brussels and mobile studios on various themes, ABC is establishing an international creative resource library for schools, museums, individuals and socio-cultural and artistic organizations.…

René Magritte – Dream baby, dream

Belgian artist René Magritte painted the some things over and over again: a pipe or an apple, a dove or an egg – always with a blue sky and white clouds. “Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” One of his favorite objects to paint (and to wear) was a…

Vincent van Gogh – True blue

When you look with your children at Vincent van Gogh’s landscape paintings, you easily see: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Be inspired by his twisted strokes and “paint” like Vincent – with colored paper stripes glued on cardboard. DIY by me,…

Niki de Saint-Phalle – Thin lines

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! Following this truth, Niki de Saint-Phalle did not only create her famous rounded “Nanas” but also thin versions with the same sense of play and color. Make your own “Skinnies” with soft garden plant wire and wrap it…

Jasper Johns – ABC

A-B-C, it’s easy as 1,2,3! Maybe he had this song in his head when Jasper Johns worked on his encaustic paintings with letters and numbers. Use wax crayons, cardboard and a hair dryer – that’s how easy love art can be! Jasper Johns’ paintings online…

Henri Matisse – Painting with scissors

After a difficult surgery, French painter Henri Matisse could not stand by his easel any longer. So what did he do out of his bed? He started his famous “paintings with scissors”. The virtual walk through “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Museum of Modern Art in…