A fun collection of art activities that encourage children to create freely, using their own thoughts and experiences as a guide.
An important gift we can give children is to nurture their creativity and allow them to express themselves freely. There's no better way to express yourself than through creative art projects, and that is doubly true for children because it gives them an outlet to explore their developing interests and strengths.
Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself! contains 52 brand new original art projects that will draw out each young artist as they discover their style, document their thoughts, and build confidence in their unique perspective. Each lesson asks questions and offers personal choices while encouraging diverse approaches and creative thinking.
The Colorful Beasts project, which incorporates discussion of endangered animals with the Blue Riders art movement, asks children to use torn colored tissue paper and glue to create an expressive representation of a favorite vulnerable animal. In I Built This City, children imagine and build their own cityscape using columns of newspaper text to make buildings, watercolor for the background, and marker to fill in the detail and add residents.