Free Play Art :: Round-Up

by Amy on January 10, 2013

Free Play Art | Let's Explore

Now that the Christmas crafting and wrapping has been cleaned up, I’m ready to get back to our Friday free play art activities. I like to set-up an art invitation on the kitchen table, and the girls can experiment, try new techniques, and just enjoy the process of creating. It’s a great way to use some of our forgotten materials and tools.

Next Friday I’ll have a new free play art invitation for you to try with your kids. For now, here’s a look back at some of our favorite free play art activities:

Cornstarch Clay

This clay is so smooth and fun to work with. Dries great, too.

cornstarch clay and texture materials

Green Collage

This works with any color – gather up all the arts & crafts materials of your chosen color and set-up a collage buffet!

green collage for kids

Paper With Holes

Get those creative minds working with crazy hole-in-the-middle paper.

Round and Round

I love searching through all our forgotten craft supplies for theme inspiration – this time, all things round!

Stencils, Eyes, & Feathers

The girls made some seriously cute creatures with these materials. Probably going to do this one again soon!

Have a great weekend!


Catherine January 11, 2013 at 4:59 am

Oh, I love these ideas! Ever since the kiddos started back in school I haven’t been doing much with the kids art wise for ages and this just inspired me.

Katherinemarie January 14, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Magnificently marvelous!!!!!! Free art is one of my very favorite things!!!!

sarah February 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

Great ideas! Would you happen to know where you got those animal stencils?

Amy February 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Hi Sarah – I think our animal stencils are from two different sets: Animal Shapes Stencils at Discount School Supply and Child’s First Stencil Set at Blick Art Materials. We love the plastic stencils!

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