Art should not be regulated to only class time. Here are a list of third-party resources that you may enjoy exploring:
Virtual and Print Art Travel Activities – Filled with printable art activities, online art games, and virtual art museums, this awesome resource came from Kara!
One Color Clay Sculptures – A handy playlist of videos showing how to sculpt different simple animals with only one color of clay.
Crafty Hands: Art Projects and Activities for Kids – Wristband Express has gathered together over 30 different artistic resources for kids, from interactive art games to projects in a variety of mediums. Thank you to Ty for this fantastic resource!
Lulu’s Fun Fashion Activities Resource – For those who want to add a little glamor to their life, Lulu’s has compiled over thirty resources for the fashion-forward, from easy crotchet hats, DIY kimono, and even simple medieval garb! A special shoutout to Claire for this excellent recommendation!
Art for Kids Hub – These how-to-draw videos are perfect for a wide range of ages and feature many different tutorials, including popular icons, such as Pokemon and Star Wars. Plenty of holiday-themed how-to’s to get you in the mood to celebrate! Each video is roughly ten minutes long.
KinderART – Not only for kindergartners, KinderART has art lessons sorted by medium, technique, and even age. A fantastical wealth of how-to’s, from drawing to crafts to musical instruments.
Google Arts and Culture – Explore museums across the world, from the British Museum in London, England to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, or the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA without ever leaving your house. Admire closely the works of famous artists or walk down hallways virtually. There’s something for everyone.
#MetKids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fun, interactive website designed to allow students to view the museum’s stunning array of historical artwork by touring the museum, traveling by time machine, or watch art videos created for and by children.
Chrome Music Lab – Hands-on learning about music by creating your own pieces in a variety of ways. Colorful, easy-to-use, and full of ways to experiment visually and auditorily with music.
Khan Academy – For the scholar who wants to learn more about art history, Khan Academy offers lessons and videos about art worldwide.
Art Bar – Filled with hands-on crafts, this blog is notable for its easy instructions and wealth of step-by-step photographs. Has everything for preschoolers through teens.
JumpStart – JumpStart has a wealth of simple free crafts and drawing lessons, including holiday-themed crafts.
The Artful Parent – From suncatchers to printmaking to painting, The Artful Parent primarily focuses on crafts that can be done by younger children but that would be fun for older children as well. Step-by-step instructions come with bright photographs.
Art Projects for Kids – With hundreds of how-to-draw tutorials ranging from animals to cars, Art Projects for Kids is great for children who want to learn how to draw. It features step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Adobe Color Wheel – For artists who want to learn more about color theory, Adobe’s color wheel is an interactive way to see how colors interact. This is a fun tool for those who can’t decide what colors they want to use.
Deep Space Sparkles – A wide range of art projects filled with creativity. Uniquely, this blog also has the approximate time each project should take. It’s tags can narrow down projects, including by grade.
Crayola – Crayola has free crafts, coloring pages, and even parent resources – and not all of them involve crayons! There are step-by-step instructions with photographs or videos.
Artsy – Artsy is an online store selling museum-quality art – some that changes into the millions of dollars. They have high-quality images of each of their artworks (many by famous artists), but can also show children that sometimes art can be worth a fortune. An interesting website to browse.