20 Meaningful Art Therapy Projects For Kids
These ideas for meaningful art therapy projects for kids are fantastic for kids who might be struggling or going through a hard time. Or, just use these ideas to connect with your kids anytime!
During times of great uncertainty in our lives, many parents look for ideas to entertain kids and help them be less anxious. If your kids are looking for a way to flex their creative muscles and practice art, art therapy is a great option.
There are so many meaningful art projects they can make to help them express their emotions in a healthy way during any difficult time. While this list was built with kids in mind, parents and even teens could get in on the art fun too! Here are 20 meaningful art therapy projects for kids to do.
This is a pretty cool trick. And your kids will love making it!
A great idea for boosting your kid’s confidence and self esteem.
There is something really fun about squirting paint all over these pots and letting the colors run together. The decorated flower pots will look fantastic too!
This great activity combines your favorite music with art making. Double the fun!
There are so many cool projects you can make with shaving cream paint. The best thing though is letting your kids squish the shaving cream paint through their hands.
A simple activity using watercolors. You and your kids paint together. It’s a great way to connect to your kid at pretty much any time.
This is ridiculously fun and addicting. You will absolutely want to try this activity with your kids!
Washable watercolor finger painting is great indoor or outdoors.
Ooooh, aromatherapy and paint! Lavender is such a pretty scent too!
This is a great activity especially to connect with kids who have been impacted by trauma.
11. Coloring Sheet Printables
Coloring is always therapeutic, isn’t it? Here are some FREE coloring sheet printables you can download:
12. Pond Art
Your kids can practice their inner Monet with this lovely art activity.
A fun activity that combines a simple craft with affirmations for kids.
14. Drizzle Painting
It’s like using a frosting bag, but with paint. So. Much. Fun!
What is a Kaleidocycle? Yeah, I didn’t know either. But it’s pretty cool. Check it out!
This is a great way to introduce kids to community helpers.
17. Rice Art
Colored rice is a great sensory material. Older kids can make art with it!
Use shaving cream paint to make marbled paper and the most beautiful fall leave you have seen!
Paint ice cubes. Awesome fun!
Using clay offers a different dimension than just paint.