Turn Blank Canvases Into Stunning Works of Kid Art

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Whenever there's nothing to do and you've burned through too many episodes of The Wonder Pets, it's time to change things up with an art project. No matter the age of your little Picasso, these creative compositions are simple yet elegant, making for a stunning wall of kid art. And each activity boosts your child's budding fine motor skills and imagination with basic materials you can pick up at your local craft store.

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Bold Lines
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Bold Lines

Help your child pick an object to use as inspiration for her bold line creation, then offer her a black permanent marker to draw the outline. Fill in with watercolors, and you have a really cute creation. And no worries about stains when you use a cleaner like OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover. Use on the fresh stain, which is when it's most effective at removing any watercolor drips.

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Tissue Squares
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Tissue Squares

Even toddlers can get into this square artwork. Precut shapes of tissue paper and then use watered-down glue to paint over them, turning a white canvas into a colorful mashup.

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Feather Painting
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Feather Painting

This is a fun way to encourage your child to think of painting in a new way! Instead of using brushes, dot a canvas with acrylic paint, then flutter a feather through the colors. She can swirl and curl the feather to create vibrant lines and patterns. And don't stress about mess — when the stain is fresh, use a versatile stain remover, which takes care of it.

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Circle Pop
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Circle Pop

Turn a toilet paper roll into a circle stamp that gets smashed all over a canvas covered with bright color. Younger kids can create random designs, while older children can focus on making patterns or lines of circles.

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Tape Design
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Tape Design

Masking tape plus a blank canvas turns into a geometric artwork that also teaches your child about color theory. Pick three colors for this project and see what they blend into!

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Drawing Watercolor
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Drawing Watercolor

Water-soluble oil pastels are like magic to kids. They draw just like a bold crayon but then melt together with water. Encourage your child to create a drawing of whatever she loves, then experiment with water, seeing how her artwork changes.

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Spray Designs
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Spray Designs

This project is so fun and exciting — and a favorite at our house. Collect interesting items to place on top of a white canvas, then spray away with watered-down paint. Once the paint is dry, lift the item and compare it with the artwork. Do they look the same?

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