This weekend’s WOW provides a brilliant solution to two very common problems:
Problem # 1: By this time of the season, the excitement of summer break is starting to wane for the kiddos, and they could probably really use a fun and creative project to keep them engaged.
Problem # 2: When you’re working out the budget for a redesign or redecoration of your home, kids’ rooms don’t typically command a very substantial chunk of the money, and for good reason: it’s typically understood that children’s rooms will grow with them as they do.
So…I’ve rounded-up some of the most inspiring do-it-yourself abstract art that I’ve seen around the web. You can get the kids involved and use the attractive results as original artwork to hang in their rooms! The source links will take you to step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!
Crayon Rainbow Melt
This is one of many versions of this idea floating around out there. It’s easy, the result is very bright, and it will teach kids about the color spectrum!
Potato Prints Two Ways (a classic!)
Talk about easy…create stamps in any shape you want by cutting a potato stamp, add paint, et voila!
(Source: Oh Happy Day!)
(Source: Strawberry Chic)
Bubble Wrap Prints
Anyone can be a little Warhol and create this lively and fun pop art with bubble wrap!
(Source: Fun Art 4 Kids)
Abstract Painting With Stripes
Good old fashioned messy kid paintings are made into masterpieces just by taping-off patterns and borders.
(Source: White House Black Shutters)
Let me know how your summer art projects turn out!