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18 Fun & Interesting Kindergarten Art Projects

When it comes to kids who are at kindergarten age, we all know that this is when they are at their most creative.

They’re bursting with new ideas, and are eager to share their creations. But, it can be difficult for the teachers who are having to come up with a way to filter this creativity through art projects. 

18 Fun & Interesting Kindergarten Art Projects

Coming up with new, fun, exciting, and challenging ideas can be hard, but thankfully, that’s where we come in.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best fun and interesting kindergarten art projects around. 

Have fun sifting through these, and choosing a few (or more), that you might be received well in your classroom.

Most of these art projects can also be completed within a single session, so they’re super easy too. 

To find out more, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look.

1. Weave Wall Hanging

If you’re looking for a challenging art project for your students that doesn’t require the use of messy items such as paint and glue, then we’d like to present you with this weave wall hanging tutorial. 

We all know the importance of improving your student’s fine motor skills at this age, and this is one of the best projects to do that.

All you’ll require for this art project is some wool in a variety of different colors that your students can choose from. 

There are sure to be some mistakes along the way, but it’s all a part of the process of learning.

If you’re able to find some beads for the children to add on to their creations, we’d recommend that you do so, as it can really help to set the project off. 

2. Fizzy Baking Soda Paint

If you’re looking for a project that combines both art and science, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this fizzy baking soda paint project.

It’s so fun and easy, and the kids will absolutely adore the way their creation fizzes on the page. 

This one is incredibly easy to put together, and just requires a tray, paints, paper, and some baking soda, of course!

It’s a good chance for you to teach them about how chemicals react when they combine, and they can have fun taking part in the process themselves. 

3. Roll Up Paper Snails

If you’re looking for a fun art project for your students that doesn’t require any paint, then we’d recommend trying out these fun, roll up paper snails.

They’re super easy to make, and are a fun way of getting your students accustomed to 3D artwork, as it’s a great one to get started with. 

The best thing about this project is that it comes with its own templates that you can print out onto a card, then the children can simply roll it up into shape without the hassle of drawing them. 

4. Air Dry Clay Snowmen

If you’re on the lookout for a fun, holiday themed activity to do with your students, then we’d recommend that you take a closer look at this one.

This is a super enjoyable activity to take part in, and it’s great for getting everyone into the holiday spirit. 

Clay is one of the best mediums for your kids to start getting creative with things, and they can shape their own snowmen using their hands. 

The tutorial encourages you to purchase some miniature hats, and some buttons, as well as other bits and pieces that they can use to decorate.

In order to make the scarves, you can simply use some fabric, and allow the students to choose which color they’d like it to be. 

If you don’t have access to any of these, then we’d just recommend that you use some colored markers instead, as these will work just as well on clay. 

After your students are finished making their projects, just leave them in a safe space for them to set overnight. Your students are left with a fun xmas decoration that they can take home to their families. 

5. String Painting

If you’ve never heard of string painting before, then please allow us to introduce you to this super fun craft.

It’s been circling social media recently, with a lot of adults giving it a try. One of the reasons it’s so appealing is that you can make something that’s totally unique every time. 

Your kids’ string paintings will all look different from one another, and it’s a fun opportunity for them to make something personal. 

As you may have already guessed, this is also a super easy project to do, and simply involves some string, and some paints to dip into.

You can coat your string with several different paint colors too, to create a multicolored effect on the page. 

This works really well with a black piece of card paper, as it makes the colors stand out really well. 

6. Grow A Fingerprint Tree

If there’s one thing that all kindergarten children love, it’s finger painting. But why choose an art project that involves something that they do every day?

Well, this one is a little more sophisticated than regular finger painting, and involves making a specific design. 

In order to make a fingerprint tree grow, your students will get started by covering their hand in paint, then placing it in the center of the page.

After they’ve done this, they can start placing their fingerprints on the surface of the tree, and also painting the bark. 

They can create any type of background they like for their creation, and we think that this is a particularly good seasonal activity for kids.

For spring, for example, you could encourage them to paint cherry blossom trees, and during fall, they could make orange and yellow leaves. 

7. Trace And Paint The A B C’s

If you’re looking for a fun art activity that can also teach your students the alphabet, then we’d recommend that you take a closer look at this project.

This is a super enjoyable art project, and involves folding a large piece of paper so that it’s grouped into several different squares.

After your students have done this, they can have fun filling in each of the different squares with opposing colors. 

Your students will then be able to paint over each of the different squares with the relevant letter, filling in the entire alphabet in the process. 

They can keep these in their folders so that if they require any help with the alphabet in future, they can simply refer back to it. 

8. Cotton Ball Cherry Blossom

We honestly think that this is one of the most beautiful pieces of artwork on our entire list!

With this one, your students can have lots of fun making their own cherry blossoms true, by just using a few simple materials. 

In order to get started, your students will need to paint a blue background, over which they can draw and paint the stems of the cherry blossom tree.

After they’ve done this, you’ll need to help them to attach a cotton ball to a wooden peg, which they’ll then use for the leaves. 

They can place different shades of pink on the tree, and create as many leaves as they want.

The result is really pretty, and using clothespins is known for being really good at developing children’s fine motor skills. 

9. Watercolor Castles

This one is a fun opportunity for your students to get creative, and use some different mediums in the process.

Children are accustomed to using acrylic paints, but watercolors take a lot more precision and refinement to get to grips with.

Your students will need to learn how much water they need on the brush, so that it doesn’t saturate the entire page. 

Encourage them to draw their dream castle, and show what that would look like. They can do this using some crayons, as the wax content of these make them resistant to watercolor paints. 

10. Block Art Project

If you’ve been on the hunt for a great new abstract paint project for your students to take part in, then we’d recommend that you consider doing some block art.

It involves acquiring some wooden or plastic blocks that can be used for printing colors and shapes onto the page. 

This is also a great opportunity for you to introduce your students to Paul Klee, and abstract painting in general.

They can then check out all of the different block shapes on offer, and choose a pattern to create on the page. 

This will really get their creative juices flowing, and it’s a great opportunity for them to make something that’s totally unique. 

If the weather is hot outside, then we’d recommend doing this art project out of doors, as it tends to get just a little bit messy!

11. Thumbprint Bug Art

If you’re looking for one of the easiest and simplest art projects around, then we’d like to introduce you to this thumbprint bug art.

All you’ll require for this project are some paints, some colored markers, and some sheets of paper. 

All your students need to do is choose the color that they’d like their butterfly’s wings to be, then they can go ahead and place their thumbprints on the page. 

After they’ve done this, they can then draw the body and antenna for the butterfly, along with giving them a friendly face. If you have some, they can even place some googly eyes on their butterflies for fun. 

We think that this would be a really great one to do around mother’s day, and the kids could print them on a folded card where they can write a message inside. 

12. Blow Through Straws To Make Peacocks

If you’re looking for an art project that’s a little bit different from the other’s on our list, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this one.

In order to create this art project, you’re going to need straws, as well as a variety of different paint colors that the kids can get creative with. 

They’ll need to place a few different blobs of liquid watercolor paints on the page in whichever colors they like, then simply blow on the area with their straws.

Encourage them to blow the paint as extensively as they can around the page, so that it covers most of the paper. 

After they’ve done this, they can go ahead and start drawing their peacocks. All they’ll need to do is the body and face, which they can have fun putting some googly eyes and other materials on. 

If you have them, this project looks really great with some sequins added on top of the watercolor section too. Try and have them stick to a specific color theme so that the whole thing is cohesive. 

13. Fork Tulip Art

This is a really fun and simple art project, and we think that it’s absolutely perfect for the spring season. Students can make these before Easter break, to take home to their families. 

This one’s really easy, and we’d encourage you to make them into Easter cards, choosing pastel colored backgrounds for your tulips. 

Your students will need to draw the stems for the flowers, and then use forks in order to complete them.

They can do this easily simply by dipping the fork into the color of their choice, then stamping it on the page. The result is really pretty, and is also a very easy one to set up. 

14. Craft A Gumball Machine

If you’re on the hunt for an art project that’s a little bit quirky and different from the rest, then we’d recommend this fun gumball machine idea.

In order to make this project, you’ll need a few different items, these include paper plates with plastic coverings, card paper, and some fluffy fabric balls. 

Your students will need to trace out the base of the gumball machine, which they can go ahead and cut out.

After this, they can attach the paper plate to the gumball base, then choose the color of the balls that they’d like to place inside. 

Afterwards, all they need to do is fasten on the plastic lid, and have fun shaking them all around. This is a super easy and unique art project. 

15. Floral Tissue Water Lily

If you’re looking for some more fun art projects that you can do during springtime, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this super pretty tissue water lily.

In order to do this art project, first, your students will need to cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of a pond. 

After they’ve done this, they can go ahead and fill it out with color. You can then instruct them how to fold the tissue paper in order to create the lily shape.

To make the pads, they can just use some green cardboard. 

As well as being a fun and easy project for spring, this one is also a great way of introducing them to some famous pieces of art, such as those produced by Monet.

They can have fun trying to adopt the same color schemes that he used in his natural works. 

16. Painting With Nature

This is a really fun art project, and a great chance for students to get a feel for the natural world around them.

We’d encourage taking them on a nature walk if the area you’re based in is suitable for this, and having them choose and collect items from the natural world around them that they can place in some paper bags. 

They can pick up all sorts of things that interest them, such as leaves, sticks, and rocks. After they’ve collected a few items, they can then use these as mediums for their artwork. 

For example, they could use the leaves that they’ve picked up in order to create stamps on the page. The sticks that they’ve chosen would work well to print stems for flowers.

The creative opportunities for this project go on and on. 

17. Scribble Art

Making artwork out of scribbles? We hear you say. If you thought that you couldn’t make something super fun and beautiful out of random scribbles, then this tutorial is here to prove you wrong. 

All this one involves is creating a scribble shape that covers the entire page, then filling in each of the different shapes with alternating colors. 

18. Foil Moon Art

This art project is great for combining with a science lesson about our planets.

You can teach your students everything there is to know about the moon, and then they can have fun creating their own rendition. 

In order to make this artwork, all they’ll need to do is draw a circle, then use some crumpled up foil paper that they can dip in to paint to serve as the surface. 

Super fun and educational. 

Final Thoughts

To sum up, there are a whole bunch of fun art projects out there that you can use in kindergarten classes.

Whether you’re looking for something a bit more intricate and educational, or you’re just on the hunt for a short and easy project to pass a rainy afternoon, there’s something out there to suit your needs. 

We hope that this list has helped to provide you with the inspiration you need to get started today. 

Simon Lewis

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