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50 + Art Projects for 3-5 Year OldsI have decided to take a little inventory on my blog to make sure it’s as helpful and resourceful as possible.  As it turns out, I have over 50 art projects for kids ages 3 to 5 that are super duper amazing and awesome right here.  I took some time to round them all up so you have all 50 plus ideas at your fingertips.  I divided them into sub categories too so you can easily scan through and get  an idea for your next art project.  I’ll keep adding to the list as time passes on.  Can’t believe both my girls soon will be in this category.

*Note* I put a little star next to the ones that are super duper easy for all the non crafty moms out there.  Hope that’s helpful.   I promise these are doable and you’ll feel so crafty afterwards.  Plus your kids will be psyched!  Just have fun with it.  Oh, and if you are a non crafty mom and disagree with my evaluation of easiness, please oh please let me know in the comments.  I’d love to hear from you!

Printmaking for Preschoolers

10 Literacy Art Projects for Preschoolers

How to Mix Paint with Kids*

Salt Painting

Collage for Preschoolers

4 Ways to Make Self-Portraits with 3 to 5 Year Olds

Self Portraits

Self Portrait shadow Boxes

Self Portrait Shadow Boxes Part 2

Self Portrait Cutouts


Spin Art Projects for 3 to 5 Year Olds

Outer Space Spin Art

Spin Art Rocks*

Spin Art Buffet*

Spin Art Suncatchers


Tinker Tray Ideas for 3 to 5 Year Olds

Make Robots from Tinker Trays

Make Tinker Trays

Pumpkin Decorating with Tinker Trays*

Make Hanukkiahs


Wood Working Art Projects for kids 3 to 5 year olds

Fall Wind Chimes

Paint Wood Beads*

Dying Wood Beads*

Building with Wood

Wood Working with 3 and 4 year Olds


Artsy Fartsy Art Projects for Kids 3 to 5 Years Olds

Fabric Resist Art Pillows

Make Beaded Sculptures*

Make An Art Fort

Crayon Art Sculpture

Gratitude Boxes

Melted Crayon Art*

Bleeding Hearts

Tissue Paper Balloons Bowls

Temporary Mosaic Art

Winter Scene Shadow Boxes


Art Projects from Nature for 3 to 5 year Olds

Chalk Nature Painting

Painting Shells with Watercolors*

Creating with Nature – Wood and Beads

Nature Painting

Build a Nature Wall

Watercolor Flower Painting

Tissue Paper Flower Art

Paint a Tree

A Reggio Thanksgiving

Sculpey Clay Projects for Kids

Random Acts of Kindness Hearts

Fruit Garland

Sculpey Necklaces

You’re Awesome Awards

Sculpey Finger Puppets*


Washi Tape Art Project Ideas for 3 to 5 year Olds

Washi Tape Rain Sticks

Washi Tape Mural*

Easy Puppet Theater

Washi Tape Blocks

Washi Tape Carpet Games*

Washi Tape Wall Art

Washi Tape Raceway*


Recycled Art Projects for 3 to 5 Year Olds

Recycled Art Portfolios*

Recycled Shape Art

Recycled Styrofoam Geoboard

Painting with Recyclables*

Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Here’s a great resource for art supplies.  These are my top ten art supplies for kids.

best art and craft supplies for kids


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