Play Dough and Clay

I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love play dough! There are tons of recipes online that you can use to make your own play dough and let your kids help. You can even make edible play dough! I love watching kids imaginations go wild with a ball of dough. They can come up with some of the most fantastic creations.

If your kids are a bit older, they might enjoy advancing to actual clay. This takes a bit more finesse to work with, but can be just as fun. The wonderful thing about working with clay is that your kids can make useful items that can be kept. They can paint these items and create wonderful works of art.

Sewing

Yes, the title says “sewing”. Oh, you didn’t think that could be an art form? Have you ever taken a good look at a quilt? What about our flag? If Betsy Ross hadn’t perfected her art, who knows what our flag might look like today?

This form of art doesn’t just have to be for girls either. Historically, men have mostly been tailors. Besides there is great value in a boy knowing how to sew for himself.

If you are a seamstress yourself, you can save your scrap fabric to give to your children to use. They can start out making doll clothes which is how many of our grandmothers started learning to sew. Boys might prefer something like this monster hat. Girls and boys alike will enjoy this Back Pack Shirt. You might be surprised at the works of art your kids can come up with using a needle and thread and some fabric!