Where are all of my homeschool mamas or moms who have littles at home still? This post is for you! It could also be great for teachers or those who work in day care settings… pretty much anyone who is around kids that need to be entertained:) Now I am NOT, I repeat, NOT a crafty mom. But, these homeschool craft ideas are the easiest to do. They don’t require a lot of materials, mess, or clean up. All big wins for me.
If you are homeschooling, these are great for any kind of art project. We use watercolors for art all of the time, and integrate it a lot with things like geography and reading add ons. The watercolor craft is fun, and it saves you on buying the actual paints.
I think the chalk craft idea is awesome for littles, and it allows them to destroy some things, which we all know they LOVE to do anyway.
Let me know if you try these out and which one you like better:)
Homeschool Craft Ideas
● 4-6 Ounce Bowls or Cups
● Washable Markers
1. Fill your bowls with about 4 ounces of water.
2. Pull the caps off the marker colors you want to use and place them in the bowls of water
(one color per bowl or cup).
3. Leave them to sit for at least twenty minutes or until the desired color is reached.
4. Give the kids a piece of paper and a paintbrush and let them play!
Note: I used the cheapest fat markers with 4 ounces of water and one marker. Although the
water looks darker, the color was very light. For best results, use the name brand markers and
only use about two ounces per one marker. If you want to be really handy, save up some
markers the kids left out with no lids and use those to make the water colors.
DIY Powder Paint
Makes About 6 Ounces
● 3 Sidewalk Chalk Sticks of the Same Color
● 1 Gallon Ziploc Bag
● Rolling Pin
1. Place your pieces of chalk in your bag and make sure there is no air present at all. Zip
2. Using your rolling pin, smash the chalk until it’s mostly smaller chunks.
3. Use the rolling pin like you would if you were rolling out dough and run it over the chalk
pieces. This will break them down to be even finer. Keep doing this until there is nothing
but powder left.
4. Store in an airtight container.
Notes: You can use anything solid to breakup the chalk. However, stay away from anything with
bumps or an uneven surface as this can puncture your bag and make a mess. Kids really love
to help make this.
Great for: Paint fights, photo sessions, coloring play dough, arts and crafts, and more.
Do you have an easy homeschool craft ideas or art projects that you love? Share them in the comments below. Also, I would love to hear what your littles thought of these fun activities!
Stay tuned for a full list of my favorite homeschool resources, coming to the blog soon!
*Cheers to hands on learning*