40 ‘Big Art’ Fun Art Projects for Kids

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know I’m a fan of Big Art. It seems to make fun art projects for kids and even toddlers [and even boys] manageable.

For those of you that are new to this term that I’ve made up:

Big Art is are fun art projects for kids that makes you be involved in the process. [Because, I believe, the early years it's all about the process, and not the product.]

  • It’s usually big.
  • It gets you moving. Generally, using those gross motor skills that are ever so important in the early years.

3 tips to doing fun art projects for kids, especially young ones:

  • Make art bigger
  • Create it with movement
  • Just use big objects to begin with

Make fun art projects for kids by making art bigger and with movement. Easier for little ones to make art!

Here are 40 examples of what I claim to be Big Art!

Remember, Big Art projects are fun art projects for kids using physical movement in some shape or form.

Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Rolling Balls:
The Outlaw Mom
 Big Sponge Painting:
Let Kids Create
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Childhood 101
Casa Maria’s Learning Zone
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
hands on : as we grow
Carrots are Orange
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
La-de-la-de-da
Blowing Bubbles:
Stephani’s Epiphanies
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
One Inch World
Kids Activities Blog
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Ribbon Throwing:
hands on : as we grow
Little Preschool on the Prairie
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Fly Swatter Painting:
Joyfully Weary
The Artful Child
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Play at Home Mom
Beansprouts Preschool
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
The Imagination Tree
Dancing Art:
Classified: Mom
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Pre-school Play
Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

 

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Body Painting:
Curly Birds
Spaghetti Throwing:
Adventures of the Smith Family
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Tinkerlab
AngeliqueFelix.com
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Praises of a Wife and Mommy
Little Running Teacher
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Child Central Station
How Long is this Hall?
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Brick by Brick
Share & Remember
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Teach Preschool
Kreative Resources
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
hands on : as we grow
Child Central Station
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Child Central Station
hands on : as we grow
Big Art Projects for Kids! Big Art Projects for Kids!
Mommy Labs
The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Big Art Projects for Kids!
The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Coffee Can Rolling:
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

More fun art projects for kids inspiration can be found on my Big Art Pinterest board.

 

More creative ideas along these lines are the art projects for toddlers.

Click here or the image below for 30 of them.

30 Creative Toddler Craft & Art Projects

 

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Comments

  1. Aleacia says

    Holy Cow! I love big art! I wish it was getting warmer instead of colder so I can do some of these! I really, really want to try pendulum painting. I've seen it around and have always wanted to try it but now it's my mission! :)
    Thanks for this roundup, so many great ideas!!
    Aleacia

  2. Rashmie @ MommyLabs says

    O my gosh, what a fabulous collection of ideas! Can't wait to try some of these over the weekend.
    I've been thinking of doing pendulum painting for a while.

    Thank you so much, Jamie, for including our self-portrait. :)

  3. Prabha says

    Hi Jamie,
    What a wonderful collection and ideas for big arts? I have to honestly say that I was hesitant to let my boy mess around with colorful hands all these years. Big breakthrough this year for us, didn't mind even if we had to live in a rental house. Big Arts is one step further, the very reason I am commenting here is giving me an intuition that we are up to something big now. Thanks.
    Prabha @learningunboxed

  4. learningunboxed says

    Hi Jamie,
    What a wonderful collection and ideas for big arts? I have to honestly say that I was hesitant to let my boy mess around with colorful hands all these years. Big breakthrough this year for us, didn't mind even if we had to live in a rental house. Big Arts is one step further, the very reason I am commenting here is giving me an intuition that we are up to something big now. Thanks.

  5. Michelle Breum says

    Oh how fun! This is a super collection of art ideas. The mess is worth the fun!!! I'm so missing summer right now!

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