Arts and crafts are a world away from academics, but can still help kids turn out so much smarter and creative. Explore this article for innovative vacation art ideas for kids.

Vacation Art Ideas For Kids

Your kids are on a vacation! Do you plan on sending them for music classes? Do you plan on getting them to learn how to swim? Or, do you plan on just allowing them to while away their vacation in front of the T.V. set? In any case, it doesn’t really matter what you’ve planned out for them, as long as you allow them to nurture and develop creativity. And what better way to develop creativity in a child than arts and crafts? Arts and crafts get kids thinking and assist in decision-making. For example: When your child decides on a color for an art project, he or she first thinks and then zeroes in on the desired color. This helps instill the basics of decision making in a child. Also, you as a parent get to see your child deeply engrossed in an activity that’s only going to benefit him or her. You even get to build a strong bond with your kids when you sit down to help them out with their artwork. Make a decision! Browse through this article for vacation art ideas for kids.
Art Ideas For Kids On Vacation
Materials Required
  • A large shell
  • Small shells and sequins
  • A sand dollar
  • Craft glue
  • Sand
  • A miniature craft stick
  • Sponge applicator
  • Alphabet beads 
  • Spread the glue all over the insides of your large shell. You will need to use the sponge applicator for this.
  • Proceed to apply glue at the back of your sand dollar and stick it on the large shell. The remaining surface area of the shell can be decorated with small shells, sequins, or whatever you think will make the shell look that much better.
  • Wait for the glue to dry before filling your shell with sand.
  • Apply some glue on a craft stick, stick your alphabet beads on it, and stick the same onto the shell. The alphabets can spell the name of your kid out, but that’s only if your kid wants it to. Wait for it to dry.
  • Once the glue has dried, carefully turn the shell over and dump out the excess sand. The ‘nameshell’ is ready! 
Materials Required
  • Colored cardboard paper
  • Stick pin
  • Glue
  • A pencil with an eraser (new)
  • Scissors
  • Pattern (mill shaped pattern or a graphical version of the same)
  • Sequins 
  • Print the pattern onto a plain paper. Cut it out and place it on the colored paper. With a dark marker, proceed to mark out the outline of the pattern. Cut out the pattern after you’re done with the outlining.
  • With a stickpin, poke tiny holes all over the pattern. Stick sequins all over the same.
  • Then, stick a thumbtack into the pattern and push the same into the eraser on the pencil. The pattern shouldn’t touch the eraser, if it does, the pattern will not spin. 
Artsy Rocks
Materials Required
  • Wood plank / plaque
  • Smooth surfaced rocks (depending on the number of members in your family)
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Silver paint
  • Black marker 
  • Start off by painting the plank black and let the paint dry. Once the paint dries, repeat the procedure all over again. You basically should have two coats of paint on your plank.
  • Wash the rocks and wipe them clean. Proceed to spray the plank with a coat of acrylic sealer spray and wait until it dries.
  • Place the rocks on the plank. Make sure the rocks sit firmly on the planks. Remove the rocks, apply glue to the bottom of each rock, and place them back into their positions. Wait for the glue to dry.
  • Get your wiggle eyes out and glue them onto the surface of the rocks. Stick to two eyes per rock, unless you want your rocks to look like multi-eyed monsters!
  • Use a paintbrush to paint a silver strip on the plank and once the paint dries write out the name of your family with a black marker. You can do the same for the rocks by writing out the names of each family member.

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