7 Summer Holiday Art Project Ideas for Kids

7 Summer Holiday Art Project Ideas for Kids

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Summer Holiday Art Projects for Kids

Summer holidays are about to end and you’re going through the HUGE list of holiday projects your 1st grader received. Science questions from Chapters 1 and 2 done, Math problem sums from pages 13-25 done, English reading and handwriting done, Art project…uh oh! 

Just one week left to finish it off and you’re running out of ideas for art projects for kids? Your troubles end here. We have easy art projects listed below which you can craft each day of the week with your kids. These 7 project ideas are ideal for kids in art class 1 and 2. These will surely turn your kids’ art “homework” into funwork! 

Let’s get creative!

Kids Art Project Ideas for the Week!

Juice Box Boat on Monday 

To make a floaty juice box you need the following:

  • Juice box
  • Craft paper
  • Straw
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Marker

Step 1 – Drink the juice till the very last drop!

Step 2 – Make a small hole on the juice box almost at ⅓ of the distance from the top. 

Step 3 – Paint the juice box with bright colours and give it some texture. Let it dry.

Step 4 – Take a (paper) straw and paint it if you want. 

Step 5 – Cut out triangles from colourful craft papers and fold it in half. Write numbers or a few exciting words like “Sail away!” “Aye aye Captain” on it. 

Step 6 – Tape the straw on the inside of the triangle sail and glue the other open ends of it. 

Step 7 – Put the flag so made inside the hole of the juice box. 

Get, set, sail!

art project ideas suitable for class 1 and 2

Colour These Kitchen Towels on Tuesday

Kitchen towels often look quite boring. Amp it up with your kids as an art easy project! 

To make colourful kitchen towels you need the following:

  • Plain kitchen towels
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush

Step 1 – Make sure your kitchen towels are clean and plain.

Step 2 – Dip your child’s hands in vibrant colours and paste it on the towels.

Step 3 – You can even create mini flowers using the thumb of your child as petals for the flower. 

Step 4 – With a paint brush, draw the stem of the flower. 

Step 5 – Let the towel dry completely before you use it!

That’s it! Your kitchen towels won’t look boring anymore!

Midweek Sun Catcher on Wednesday 

To make a paper plate Sun catcher you need the following:

  • Clear plastic plate
  • Glass paint
  • Black dimensional paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissor

Step 1 – Make sure your plastic plate is clear and clean.

Step 2 – Colour the inside of the plate with one colour, say red.

Step 3 – Colour the outside of the plate with another colour, say green.

Step 4 – Let the plate dry out completely.

Step 5 – Put black dimensional paint dots on the plate to make it look like watermelon seeds.

Step 6 – Cut out a portion of a ribbon of approximately 12 inches in length.

Step 7 – Glue both the ends of the ribbon at the back of the plate.

Your Sun catcher which looks like a yummilicious watermelon is ready! 

hands on art project ideas for kids to do for holiday homework

Flamingo Hands on Thursday

To make creative flamingo hands you need the following:

  • White thick chart paper
  • Sketch pens
  • Small googly eyes
  • Pastel colours
  • Glue

Step 1 – Take a piece of white chart paper. Paint your child’s hands with pink colour and ask them to paste their hands on the chart paper.

Step 2 – Once dried, using a pink sketch pen, create the curved neck of the two flamingos. Use a black sketch pen to create the beak and with pink colour draw their long feet. 

Step 3 – Glue one small googly eye on each flamingo. 

Step 4 – Using blue pastel colour, colour the portion half-way below the flamingo’s feet to make it look like a water body. 

Your pretty creative flamingo craft is ready! This activity makes for the perfect art for class 2 children. 

Plateful of Sunshine on Friday

To make a paper plate sun you need the following:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Straw
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Googly eyes

Step 1 – Take a paper plate and colour it with bright yellow paint. Let it dry.

Step 2 – Cut out 6 (paper) straws in half and paint it in yellow or light orange. Let it dry.

Step 3 – Using glue, stick the cutout straws on the plate to make it look like the rays of the Sun. 

Step 4 – Stick a pair of googly eyes on the plate. 

Step 5 – Create a smiley face using red colour paint on the plate.

Your little piece of sunshine is ready!

make paper plate sun as art project for kids

Creative Pasta Necklace on Saturday 

To make a creative pasta necklace you need the following:

  • Pasta (penne or macaroni)
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Yarn or thread
  • Tape
  • Scissor 

Step 1 – Take a couple of pasta and start painting them in different colours using a paint brush. Let them dry completely. 

Step 2 – Take a string of yarn or thread and measure it roughly to go over your little one’s head easily. 

Step 3 – Cut out the length with a scissor. Tape both the ends of the string to prevent slipping of the pasta while you make the necklace. 

Step 4 – Ask your child to put differently coloured pasta one by one through the string to make it look vibrant and quirky. 

Step 5 – Tie both the ends of the string. Let your child wear it and flaunt it to their friends and family!

This is surely going to be one of the most unique art project for kids!

All 8 Hands on Deck on Sunday

To make cute little octopuses in an ocean you need the following:

  • Craft or popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue 
  • Scissor
  • Colourful foam
  • Canvas or thick cardboard 
  • White beads
  • Google eyes

Step 1 – If you want to make 3 octopuses then for each one, take 4 craft sticks and paint them as per your choice. 

make octopus craft as art project for kids

Step 2 – While they dry out, take a bangle or a paper cup and cut out 3 circles by tracing them on foam of different colours.

Step 3 – Once the sticks have dried, place them one on top of the other in a star shape with glue. Take the foam circle and glue it in the middle of this star shape. 

Step 4 – Attach googly eyes on the circle. Glue 3 white beads on each stick to make it look like the eight hands of the octopus. Using a thin paint brush you can also paint the mouth of the octopus in black. 

Step 5 – Paint the canvas or thick cardboard in bright blue colour and paste these octopuses on it after it has dried completely. 

Your cute little octopus craft is ready!

Conclusion

Art and craft activities don’t just keep your kids engage in productive work but also help channelize their energy creatively! Being creative is an important skill to have for kids and adults both as it’s effects are noticeable in every aspect of life. These activities are surely going to help your kids keep their best creative foot (or should I say hand) forward and create a space for all their artsy works!

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7 Summer Holiday Art Project Ideas for Kids