Easy art ideas for kids

                                  Splash some colour and creativeness around your place with these free art ideas. Resene and Mark Rayner have joined forces to provide projects suitable for children of all ages. The four step projects are suitable for young children with adult supervision; the six step projects can be done by older children alone or by younger children with willing adult helpers! ?Projects are rated easy to challenging so you can pick a project that suits.

                                  Make an ideas file for your files and photos
                                  #132 Ideas file

                                  Create your very own ideas file where you can store notes, drawings... view
                                  Paint a ceramic animal
                                  #131 Garden animal

                                  It’s fun to turn a plain ceramic animal into a colourful creation... view
                                  Make giant dice
                                  #130 Giant dice

                                  Make these giant dice out of two wooden blocks and Resene testpots... view
                                  Paint a cool pot.
                                  #129 Dribble pot

                                  Create this cool dribble pot using a terracotta plant pot... view
                                  Make a storage tin
                                  #128 Craft tin

                                  Transform a humble can into a nifty craft storage tin... view
                                  Make a secret tin
                                  #127 Secret tin

                                  Store all your special secret stuff in this cool painted tin... view
                                  Make a frog box holder
                                  #126 Crafty frog box

                                  It’s easy to create this funky frog craft box using some cardboard... view
                                  Resene Pelorous blue kitty lampshade
                                  #125 Kitty lampshade

                                  Paint this cute cat lampshade with Resene Pelorous.... view
                                  Create this fabulous golden hand and use it as a funky paintbrush stand or even as a display for your favourite jewellery
                                  #124 Golden hand

                                  Create this fabulous golden hand.... view
                                  It’s easy to create this dazzling plant pot using two fabulous Resene FX Fluoro colours.
                                  #123 Fluoro pot

                                  Use the fabulous Resene FX Fluoro colours on a pot.... view
                                  Create this cool castle
                                  #122 King of the castle

                                  Create this cool castle from a cardboard box... view
                                  How to make a desk tidy
                                  #121 Desk tidy

                                  Transform a few toilet roll tubes into this handy desk tidy... view
                                  Create this cool name tag
                                  #120 Name tag

                                  It's easy to create this cool name tag with a little bit of help from Resene... view
                                  Make greeting cards with Resene stencils and testpots
                                  #119 Stencil a card

                                  Create cool greeting cards with a Resene stencil and testpot.... view
                                  Create this bumble bee plant pot
                                  #118 Bumble bee pot

                                  Transform a tin into a bumble-bee striped pot... view
                                  Create this crazy egg man toy
                                  #117 Egg man

                                  Create this crazy egg man toy... view
                                  Gold money box
                                  #116 Gold money box

                                  Create this fabulous gold money box with Resene Metallic paint... view
                                  Prickly hedgehog model
                                  #115 Prickly customer

                                  Create this fabulous prickly hedgehog model... view
                                  Clown face project for kids
                                  #114 Clown face

                                  Make this cool clown face from a paper plate and Resene testpots... view
                                  Kitty box project for kids
                                  #113 Kitty box

                                  It’s easy to create this cool cat box for all your little treasures using a cardboard box... view
                                  Spooky mask
                                  #112 Spooky mask

                                  Scare all your friends by making this spooky monster mask... view
                                  Crackle man
                                  #111 Crackle man

                                  Create this funky portrait using Resene Crackle effect and Resene colours... view
                                  painted Daisy vase
                                  #110 Daisy vase

                                  It’s easy to create this fabulous daisy vase from an old teapot... view
                                  make your own glittery Christmas cards
                                  #109 Season's greetings

                                  Make your very own glittery Christmas cards... view
                                  painted papier mache puppy
                                  #108 Woof woof!

                                  Decorate this precious puppy using a paper maché form... view
                                  Creepy critter
                                  #107 Creepy critter

                                  Have your very own creepy critter with a little bit of help from Resene... view
                                  Magnet board
                                  #106 Magnet board

                                  Create this fabulous magnetic blackboard from a simple piece of plywood... view
                                  Kids model animals stand
                                  #105 Stand and deliver!
                                  Create this fabulous display stand for your favourite model animal... view
                                  Robot pot
                                  #104 Robot pot
                                  It’s easy to turn some small terracotta pots into a cool metallic robot... view
                                  Paint brush puppet
                                  #103 Brush head

                                  Turn an old paintbrush into a funky puppet toy... view
                                  Spelling bee
                                  #102 Spelling bee

                                  It’s easy to create these super cool spelling stones... view
                                  Prize puppet
                                  #101 Prize puppet

                                  Create a fabulous glove puppet from felt and wool... view
                                  Easy tiger CD stands
                                  #100 Easy tiger!

                                  Create these cool tiger CD stands from plain wooden bookends... view
                                  Cool cat mask
                                  #99 Cool cat mask

                                  Turn a plain papier-mâché mask into a purr-fect masterpiece... view
                                  Spin the wheel
                                  #98 Spin the wheel

                                  Create this fabulous spinning wheel from an old record... view
                                  Go fish
                                  #97 Go fish

                                  Make this fabulous goldfish gift tag from a piece of cardboard... view
                                  Brilliant butterfly
                                  #96 Brilliant butterfly

                                  Transform a clothes peg and a piece of cardboard into a fabulous butterfly wall decoration... view
                                  Press and print leaf art<br>(4 steps)
                                  #95 Press and print leaf art

                                  Turn over a new leaf with this simple print made using Resene Art Action art and poster paints... view
                                  Circus drum
                                  #94 Circus drum

                                  Bang a drum and create your very own musical instrument... view
                                  Rockin rocket
                                  #93 Rockin' rocket

                                  Make your very own space rocket picture using a Resene stencil Resene KidzColours... view
                                  Superhero project
                                  #92 Superhero

                                  Create your very own superhero sculpture from a polystyrene head and Resene testpots... view
                                  Painted gumboots project
                                  #91 Great gumboots!

                                  Turn an old gumboot into a cool creature using your favourite Resene testpot colours... view
                                  Flower vase project
                                  #90 Flower-tastic!

                                  Make this brilliant flower vase from an old jam jar... view
                                  Painted bracelet project
                                  #89 Bling it on!
                                  Create this gorgeous golden bangle using a fabulous hot pink Resene colour and Gold Effects... view
                                  Walk tall
                                  #88 Walk tall

                                  Turn a couple of empty Resene paint tins into these super groovy stilts... view
                                  make Chrstmas decorations
                                  #87 Festive fun!

                                  Create a Christmas decoration from a polystyrene ball, tinsel pipe cleaners and fave Resene colour... view
                                  My little pony
                                  #86 My little pony

                                  Transform a plain paper maché pony into a fabulous bedroom ornament... view
                                  Glitter-arty art project fo kids
                                  #85 Glitter-arty

                                  Use a Resene KidzColour stencil from the Resene website to create this fabulous glittery unicorn picture... view
                                  Mosaic masterpiece
                                  #84 Sunny side up

                                  Create your own mosaic masterpiece with this fun project... view
                                  Metallic effect bowl
                                  #83 Get bowled over

                                  Create this cool metallic effect bowl from self-hardening clay... view
                                  make a butterfly picture using a butterfly stamp and Resene paints
                                  #82 Stamp appeal

                                  Create this brilliant butterfly picture with Resene Crackle Effect... view
                                  Kids art project
                                  #81 Rockin' good fun

                                  It’s fun to create this fabulous garden critter from a large rock... view
                                  Resene kids art project
                                  #80 Pencil madness!

                                  Create this kooky pencil holder by paining 2 terracotta pots... view
                                  Resene kids art project
                                  #79 Off the planet!

                                  Make your very own model planet from a painted polystyrene ball... view
                                  Resene kids art project
                                  #78 Monster money box

                                  Turn a cardboard coffee cup into a mega monster money box... view
                                  Resene kids art project
                                  #77 Snail trails!

                                  Create this cool ‘snail trail’ artwork using cotton thread and paint... view
                                  Make a secret diary
                                  #76 Secret diary

                                  Combine Resene Crackle Effect with a Resene paint to make this fabulous secret diary... view
                                  How to make a memo board
                                  #75 Take a memo

                                  Transform a wooden picture frame into a very cool memo board using Resene Blackboard Paint... view
                                  Glamour puss collage
                                  #74 Glamour puss!

                                  A kooky kitty collage made from magazine cut-outs plus... view
                                  Fireworks picture
                                  #73 Big bang!

                                  This fabulous fireworks painting is made from coloured glitters... view
                                  3D Dinosaur
                                  #72 Dino-tastic

                                  Make this fabulous 3D dinosaur picture using self-hardening clay, Resene Paint Effects and Resene paint... view
                                  Feelin' fruity
                                  #71 Feelin' fruity

                                  Create this clever pineapple picture using coloured card... view

                                  #70 Crackle castle

                                  Use Resene Crackle with Resene paint to create this cool crackle effect castle... view
                                  Bullseye target
                                  #69 Bullseye!

                                  Make this brilliant bullseye target using bright Resene colours... view
                                  make a Christmas tree ornament
                                  #68 Christmas cheer

                                  Make your very own mini Christmas tree ornament... view

                                  #67 Pots of happiness

                                  Create this cool Christmas or birthday gift pot... view
                                  Kids paint a pet's portrait art project
                                  #66 Pet project

                                  It’s easy to create your very own pet portrait... view
                                  Kids decorated storage folder art project
                                  #65 Get filing!

                                  Organise your pictures and school science projects with this cool space-age storage file... view
                                  Resene Kids Art project
                                  #64 Razzle dazzle

                                  Turn a MDF mug stand into a sparkly jewellery holder using metallic paint from the Resene KidzColour... view
                                  Resene Kids Art project
                                  #63 One potato... two potato

                                  Turn a potato into a smiley face stamp and make this cool poster... view
                                  Resene Kids Art project
                                  #62 Screen play

                                  Transform a simple square of cardboard into a funky bedroom screen... view
                                  Resene art project for kids
                                  #61 What a score!

                                  Create your very own rugby star from a wooden peg, a pipe cleaner... view
                                  Kids collage art project
                                  #60 Let it snow!

                                  Create this cool snowman collage picture with some polystyrene chips and paint... view
                                  Kids decorated pencil box art project
                                  #59 Pencil me in

                                  Jazz up a plain wooden pencil box with your favourite Resene colours... view
                                  Kids decorated tissue box holder art project
                                  #58 Clowning around

                                  Create a cool clown tissue holder with some self-hardening modelling clay and Resene paint... view
                                  Kids door notice art project
                                  #57 Get a handle on it

                                  Get some well deserved peace and quiet with this cool bedroom door handle sign... view
                                  Kids scrapbook art project
                                  #56 Get scrapping

                                  Create this brilliant scrapbook for all your cat photos... view
                                  Kids easter card art project
                                  #55 Egg-cellent greetings!

                                  Create a cool Easter card with a little bit of help from some Resene Art Action paints... view
                                  Resene art project for kids
                                  #54 Sock it to 'em

                                  Create this cute sock monkey wall hanging from an MDF placemat... view
                                  Kids art project
                                  #53 Sparkle time

                                  Make a groovy sparkly box with glitter, sequins and your fave Resene colour... view
                                  Resene monster mask art project for kids
                                  #52 Monster mash

                                  Create this spooky monster mask from a painted a paper bag... view
                                  Decorated clipboard project for children
                                  #51 Pink puppies

                                  It’s fun to jazz up an old clipboard with some cute puppy stickers... view
                                  Numbers game art project
                                  #50 Numbers game

                                  Make this really cool numbers game from a piece of cardboard... view
                                  Scoring blackboard
                                  #49 High score

                                  Make your very own game scorer blackboard from MDF... view
                                  Spoon puppet
                                  #48 Spoon puppet

                                  It’s easy to make this kooky puppet from a wooden spoon... view
                                  Resene Kids Art Project
                                  #47 Feathered friend

                                  Have fun creating this feathery bird picture in your own fave Resene colours... view
                                  Make a spaghetti man
                                  #46 Spaghetti man

                                  Make this fun spaghetti man from an old shoe box... view
                                  Resene Kids Art Project
                                  #45 Off the peg

                                  Create a cool peg memo board using a few craft supplies and Resene Art Action paints... view
                                  Beetlemania Kids art project
                                  #44 Beetle-mania

                                  Transform a plain ceramic money box into something colourful and cool... view

                                  #43 One for the birds

                                  Create your own funky bird wall decoration using a polystyrene egg... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #42 Smart as a button

                                  Create a multi-coloured mirror frame with buttons and paint... view
                                  Kids art project
                                  #41 You star!

                                  Create your own fabulous star box
                                  using Resene paints and a cool Resene KidzColour sticker... view
                                  Resene art project For Kids
                                  #40 Keep it clean

                                  Turn a plain cardboard box into a groovy wastepaper bin... view
                                  Resene art project For Kids
                                  #39 Lucky winner

                                  Create your very own lucky black cat painting using Resene paint... view
                                  Resene Paints Project For Kids
                                  #38 Snap happy!

                                  Make your very own Snap game board from painted MDF... view
                                  Resene Paints Project For Kids
                                  #37 Desk job

                                  Create your own groovy desk tidy using a few cardboard containers... view
                                  Create a space themed blackboard
                                  #36 Out of this world

                                  Create this groovy space-themed blackboard... view
                                  Create a sunny stepping stone
                                  #35 Step right up

                                  Create a sunny stepping stone... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #34 TV time

                                  Transform an old cardboard box into your very own TV... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #33 That's magic

                                  Use a stencil from the Resene stencil library to create your very own magic star wand... view
                                   Resene Kids Art Project
                                  #32 Drive time

                                  It’s really fun to create your very own driving track... view
                                   Resene Kids Art Project
                                  #31 Make a date

                                  Turn a calendar into a real work of art with the help of Resene paints... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #30 Checkerboard challenge

                                  Turn a simple cardboard box into a fun checkerboard game table... view
                                  Paint a frisbee
                                  #29 Frisbee fun!

                                  Have some summer fun with this cool painted butterfly frisbee... view
                                  Make a fish picture
                                  #28 Something fishy

                                  Create your very own magnetic undersea scene using Resene Magnetic Magic... view
                                  Resene Kids Art Project
                                  #27 Leap frog

                                  Use a stencil from the Resene stencil library to create your very own piece of frog art... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #26 House rules

                                  It’s fun to create a groovy toy house from an old cardboard box and Resene testpots... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #25 Tickled pink

                                  Transform a couple of paper plates into a cool wall mask... view
                                  Paint a clock
                                  #24 Clocking on

                                  You’ll never be lost for time with this cool clock... view
                                  Make a door plaque
                                  #23 Door opener

                                  It’s easy to make your very own door plaque... view
                                  Ceate a groovy
bedside lamp
                                  #22 See the light

                                  Create a groovy bedside lamp with some metallic confetti shapes and Resene Multishield+ gloss... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #21 Monkey business

                                  Create your very own outdoor funky monkey... view
                                  Paint a zebra chair
                                  #20 On safari

                                  Transform an old wooden chair into a safari-inspired zebra masterpiece... view
                                  Paint a jigsaw
                                  #19 Puzzle it out

                                  It’s easy to create your very own jigsaw with the help of Resene Art Action paints... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #18 Sock it to 'em

                                  Create this cool windsock using clear polythene and a rainbow selection of Resene paint... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #17 On the box

                                  A few Resene testpots are all it takes to transform a simple wooden box... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #16 Curtain raiser

                                  Fancy an evening at the theatre? Create your own from a cardboard box and Resene paints... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #15 Chalk it up

                                  Use Resene Blackboard Paint and Resene paint to create a cool framed blackboard... view

                                  #14 Plane brilliant!

                                  Transform a balsa wood model plane into something special... view
                                  Resene Paints art projects for kids
                                  #13 Flower power

                                  Create a fabulous collage with flower pictures from old gardening magazines and Resene testpots... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #12 Puppy love

                                  Make your very own pet puppy with self hardening clay and Resene paint... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #11 Get crackling

                                  Turn a simple terracotta plant pot into a fabulous container using Resene Crackle Effect... view
                                  Make this cool magnetic noughts and crosses game
                                  #10 Game on!

                                  It’s easy to create this cool magnetic noughts and crosses game with Resene Magnetic Magic... view
                                  Make book ends
                                  #9 By the book
                                  Create these fun bookends using a few squares of timber, some wooden animals and a Resene testpot... view
                                  Create a piggy bank
                                  #8 This little piggy

                                  Create a cool piggy bank from an old juice bottle... view
                                  Kids art projects
                                  #7 Art attack

                                  Turn an old shoebox into a groovy art kit with Resene Art Action paints... view
                                  Make a card
                                  #6 Card crazy

                                  Make this crazy card for family or friends and watch their reaction!... view
                                  Decorate a ringbinder
                                  #5 Space age

                                  This groovy space themed ringbinder would be great for science class... view
                                  Wrapping presents
                                  #4 It's a wrap

                                  No two presents will ever look the same again with our fun wrapping paper designs... view
                                  Make a picture with pipe cleaners
                                  #3 Furry fun

                                  Use furry coloured pipe cleaners to create this fun picture... view
                                  Create a pet rock
                                  #2 My pet rocks

                                  Get creative and make your very own ladybug pet rock... view
                                  Cat picture
                                  #1 Picture purr-fect

                                  Transform a picture of your pet cat into a real masterpiece... view

                                  Room decorating and art ideas from Parenting magazine

                                  Get inspired with room decorating and art ideas from the Parenting magazine from The Parenting Place.

                                  Parenting magazine from The Parenting Place

                                  Four ways with Anzac poppies

                                  Poppy project ideas; Close to your heart Loop-de-loop Forget me not Pretty as a picture... view
                                  Make these fun things
                                  4 ways with numbers

                                  Fun ideas using numbers... view
                                  Make these fun things from LEGO
                                  4 ways with LEGO

                                  Make these funky projects with LEGO... view
                                  Make these fun things from old T-shirts
                                  Old T-shirt projects
                                  Bags, headbands or pom poms from old T-shirts... view
                                  Make these funky Easter projects
                                  Easter bunnies

                                  Make these fun and easy Easter projects... view
                                  use recycled bottles to make these funky projects
                                  4 ways with recycling

                                  Make these funky projects with recycled bottles... view
                                  4 ways to make your own gift wrapping paper
                                  4 ways with gift wrapping

                                  Create your own Chrstmas gift wrapping paper... view
                                  4 ways with animal crafts
                                  4 ways with animal crafts

                                  Imaginative ways for doing animal craft work… view
                                  4 ways with Anzac poppies
                                  4 ways with Anzac poppies

                                  Get your children involved in Anzac Day with these poppy projects… view
                                  4 ways with rocks
                                  4 ways with rocks

                                  Grab some rocks and Resene testpots and let your children’s imagination... view
                                  4 ways with garlands
                                  4 ways with garlands

                                  Get in the Christmas spirit with these garland ideas... view
                                  Father's day gifts to make
                                  4 ways for Father's day

                                  4 gifts to make dad for Father's Day... view
                                  4 creative things to do with plastic animals
                                  4 ways with plastic animals

                                  Make a themed print, dinosaur bookends... view
                                  Kids projects using wooden spoons
                                  4 ways with wooden spoons

                                  4 ways with wooden spoons... view
                                  4 ways with kids’ artwork
                                  4 ways with kids’ artwork

                                  4 ways with kids’ artwork... view
                                  4 fun ideas for decorating tin cans
                                  4 fun ideas for decorating cans

                                  4 fun ideas with tin cans from pencil holders... view
                                  4 fun ideas for balloon pinatas
                                  4 fun ideas for balloon piñatas

                                  Ideas for balloon pi?atas... view
                                  4  ways with fairy lights
                                  4 fun ideas for fairy lights

                                  Fun ideas for fairy lights... view
                                  27 great ideas for fabulous rooms for kids
                                  27 great ideas for fabulous rooms for kids

                                  A child's bedroom is about far more than a place for them to sleep... view
                                  Get creative with your present wrapping
                                  4 ways with wrapping presents

                                  Get creative with your present wrapping... view
                                  4 ways with beanies
                                  4 ways with beanies

                                  Get creative with beanies and keep your children's heads warm and colourful... view
                                  4 ways with DIY Christmas cards
                                  4 ways with DIY Christmas cards

                                  Encourage your children to get into the Christmas spirit with these cards... view
                                  4 ways with an egg carton
                                  4 ways with an egg carton

                                  Get creative with your children and help them upcycle an egg carton... view
                                  4 ways with a shoebox
                                  4 ways with a shoebox

                                  Here’s a great excuse for some shoe shopping... view
                                  Painting lampshades
                                  4 ways with lampshades

                                  The budget might not stretch to a new lounge suite but.... view
                                  Backyard Bliss
                                  Backyard bliss

                                  With a little bit of DIY style a back garden becomes an outdoor room... view
                                  Craft ideas with eggshells
                                  4 ways with eggshells

                                  Empty eggshells are an ideal craft activity for Easter... view
                                  Home a haven
                                  A room for Bob’s girls

                                  All little girls need a special place they can call their own... view

                                  10 ideas - cheap and cheerful

                                  You don’t have to look too far afield to find an instant pick me up... view
                                  parenting Magazine Interior Decorating Ideas
                                  20 ways to decorate your home

                                  Everyone wants to live in a home that feels both comfortable and welcoming... view
                                  Tee shirts
                                  6 things to do with a plain t-shirt

                                  Six clever ideas for creating clever designs for kids’ everyday wear... view
                                  Teen Space
                                  Teen space

                                  A garage turned into a teenage retreat for the holidays gives teenagers... view
                                  Childrens' parties

                                  Simple can be best! Simple and fun ideas for kids parties... view
                                  Childrens bedroom
                                  Room for 2

                                  A large bedroom transformed into a great space for a boy and girl to live and sleep in... view
                                  small living area into a child-friendly space
                                  Heart of the home

                                  Many people with children find themselves in small flats... view
                                  Creative Christmas
                                  Creative Christmas

                                  Get creative this Christmas with a range of Christmas items.... view
                                  Changing rooms
                                  Designing with heart

                                  The baby is moving into the study and the boys are taking over... view
                                  Baby's nursery
                                  Beautiful budget nursery

                                  Budget restrictions don't need to restrict creating a beautiful nursery... view

                                  Other projects

                                  Children's art ideas

                                  More children’s art ideas are featured in Habitat magazine... more

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