Homeschool art projects for kids are the perfect way to encourage your child's creativity!
The freedom you get with homeschooling means you can follow wherever your child's artistic eye takes them.
I've put together our best art ideas and suggestions to tempt all ages.
Homeschooling is marvelous in allowing you to give priority to one of the most vital areas of a child's fulfillment - their creativity.
Even if you say you can't draw - and I know that's a mental block many of us have been landed with - see if you can have some fun alongside your child.
Kids learn a lot just by watching and you'll be amazed how far a bit of homeschooling praise and encouragement goes!
My daughter Catherine's drew this chameleon (age 11) as part of one of the many art projects for kids we've had fun trying.
Obviously, the great advantage
of homeschooling is that you can suggest lots of ideas and activities
which your child might like so they can see what suits them best.
The only thing is - I wouldn't make your child try kids' art activities if they don't want to.
Catherine has largely stuck to felt
tip pens and colored pencil drawing for the last few years. By staying
with something she enjoys (and is familiar with) her homeschool artistic
talents have developed enormously.
Art projects for kids are great as a way of trying out lots of different ideas and activities but you don't have to be good at everything!
are some homeschooling ideas based on one essential proviso:
buy the best materials you can, whatever the age of your child.
However talented you are, those pale, blunt pencils that always seem to appear out of the hall cupboard are going to make anything your kids do look poor.
Good, attractive, materials are the secret weapon behind many a
great homeschooling artist.
Kathy has a great site with lots of really interesting art projects for kids, like these multicultural
activities, where you can try aboriginal dot painting, make some
Japanese watercolor fans and even color a kimono in pastels.
How To Draw books can really help get ideas for homeschool art projects for kids. Seeing the basic body shapes in a geometric form can encourage your kids to tackle animals with a lot more confidence.
Check out Catherine's drawing dragons tutorial.
She takes you through each stage, starting with the head until the final exotic climax.
You'll see lots of fantastic kids art projects in our page on homeschooling activities.
Watercolors are well worth trying and it's worth spending the money to buy a really good set. My son William enjoyed homeschooling watercolor pencils too.
Coloring sheets can be a good start for homeschool art projects and my daughter Catherine has used her project time making you some!
You can make this fantastic wolf hunt big enough to cover the whole of one wall.
I really rate Klutz books. They've got lots of great titles to encourage kids to enjoy art. I'm going to pick out of a few of the best:
Pastels make interesting homeschooling projects by creating interesting color mixing effects.
paints are also worth trying for homeschool art projects for kids; we are
just about to start experimenting and I'll let you know how we get on!
you're looking for a good reference book to look at art, we really like
Andrew Graham-Dixon: -
There are so many homeschool art projects for kids to choose from you'll be spoiled for choice!
Homeschooling gives your child that essential freedom for creativity because they can choose exactly what they want to do when they are ready.
I hope you enjoy homeschool art projects for kids as much as we have!
"Thanks for all the great ideas....You have helped me more than you think. You are part of my gratitude journal. It was a blessing to have found your website. Best wishes," Marcia March 2013