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Arts and Crafts For Kids

Have you ever watched an animal out in the wild, frolicking through the forest or exploring the depths of the ocean? It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? And it got you thinking: if only I could get my child to experience the natural world like that. Well, the good news is that you can, with a little bit of planning, and a whole lot of crafting.

Arts and crafts are a great way for kids to have fun, learn new skills, and express themselves. They also provide a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their kids. There are plenty of arts and crafts projects to keep kids busy and also provide a wide range of educational benefits. Arts and crafts provide a fun way for kids to learn about colours, shapes, and patterns, and help improve their fine motor skills.

Boys doing arts and crafts

Perfect Kids’ Hobbies for Rainy Days

There’s nothing quite like a rainy day to inspire creativity in the kids. For us, it’s the perfect excuse to pull out all our old craft supplies and get the kids to explore their artistic sides. You don’t have to be an expert artist or spend a fortune at the craft store to keep your kids entertained – in fact, you probably already have everything you need right in your house. All you need to do is dig out the things you used to make as a kid, grab some paper, and get ready to have a blast!

Crafts is artistic and fun for kids

Shortcuts To Successful Crafting

The fact is, we all love a good arts and crafts session, but when it comes to keeping the kids entertained, we often find ourselves struggling to keep up with their endless supply of ideas. That’s where a fun and easy craft kit or guide can come in handy! Whether you’re just looking for a rainy day activity or something to keep the kids occupied on a long car journey, a good craft kit will have everything you need to create a range of fun and exciting projects. We find they’re also a great way to get the kids away from their screens and interacting with each other.

Issue 10 - Design a Dragon


You’ll find art and craft projects, plus cool DIY science projects, in every issue of our children’s magazine, Brilliant Brainz.

Maybe your ‘crafty kid’ would love to Design A Dragon – taking inspiration from featured Renaissance artist, Paolo Uccello, in Issue #10?




Paint a monochrome landscape art project in Issue 17 of BRILLIANT BRAINZ

Or follow in the artistic footsteps of Norwegian landscape artist, Harold Sohlberg, in Issue #17, and paint a captivating Monocrome Winter Landscape?

All our pictorial guides come with a complete menu of what your child will need, plus easy step-by-step instructions to help them create their masterpiece!




Arts and Crafts For Everyone

Now when it comes to hobbies, most people think of things like sports or music. But hobbies can also include arts and crafts. If you’re interested in arts and crafts as a hobby, you can choose from a wide variety of different crafts. You can paint, draw, or sculpt. You can make a variety of things out of clay, wood, fiber, or even plastic. You can make crafts for yourself, friends, or family.

Our young readers love to get creative and make gifts for their grandparents, uncles and aunts, and favourite teachers! Who wouldn’t love a British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy-inspired Nature Collage (Issue #14) birthday or Christmas gift from your favourite art-loving munchkin? :))

Brilliant Brainz readers nature collage crafting

It’s Fun (& Profitable) To Be Creative

It’s true that some people think that crafts are boring and that you shouldn’t bother with them. But the plain fact is that arts and crafts are a great way to stimulate your kids’ creative sides. As creativity is considered one of the all-important ‘soft skills’ to develop to futureproof your career prospects for 2030 and beyond, it’s a great idea to get your kids used to living in the creative zone. We place a lot of emphasis on both creative thinking and critical thinking in Brilliant Brainz.

Girl doing crafts

Art Makes Kids Think Creatively

Creative thinking is one of the most important skills that we develop throughout our lives. It helps us to come up with unique ideas, solve problems, and express ourselves. Creative thinking is often associated with intelligence, but it is also a skill that can be learned and developed. Many children are born creative, but as we get older our creative abilities can become overshadowed by other, more developed cognitive skills. It can also be affected by mood and poor self-esteem. Wellbeing in children is an important component of true creativity. Arts can be a real mental health booster!

Think About Creativity Brilliant Brainz Children's Magazine Gift

Self-Expression Leads To Broader Thinking

 As human beings, we are inherently creative. Creativity is something that is developed through a variety of means, and one of the most important ways to cultivate creativity is through the arts and crafts. Visual arts and handicrafts allow people of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves and develop their creativity. They provide an opportunity for people to try new things and learn new skills, which in turn helps them to expand their creative horizons.

One of the greatest things about being human is our ability to create. It’s what sets us apart from the other animals on Earth. It’s what allows us to build societies, create technology, and explore the world around us. It’s also what allows us to express ourselves and achieve our goals and dreams.

When we think of the development of creativity, we often think of children. After all, many of our greatest works of art, literature, and music were created by the young. But while children are known for their creativity, adults too can be creative. The key is to encourage your own creativity and that of your kids so that it continues to develop into adulthood. Arts and crafts, then, are just the thing for your kids – and you! – to keep that creative spirit alive!

Boy ready to paint pictures and express his artistic side
“I’m ready to create a masterpiece!”


Arts and Crafts For Kids Q&A

The craft of painting with colours

Why arts and crafts are important for kids?

Art and crafts have been shown to have a number of benefits for children. Visual arts and handicrafts require a lot of fine motor skills, which is why it’s important for kids to have good hand-eye coordination when they’re doing them. Kids who have good fine motor skills are more likely to do well in school, and are able to complete their schoolwork independently. They’re also better at writing, drawing, and colouring.

Children learn valuable life lessons through the arts and crafts they create. Arts and crafts encourage kids to be creative and explore their interests, which helps build their confidence and expands their horizons. Arts and crafts also help build a sense of identity, demonstrating to kids that their ideas and creations have value. The more kids are exposed to the visual arts and crafts, the more they want to learn and create. 

Let’s face it, kids can be pretty busy. Between sports practices, homework, friends, and daily responsibilities, there isn’t always time for them to do the activities they want to do. That’s why it’s important for them to find ways to get their creative side going. Arts and crafts let kids use their imagination and helps them develop important skills like patience, collaboration, and self-confidence.

How do you introduce art and craft to kids?

Kids love arts and crafts, but how do you get kids to enjoy the hobby? There are a few different ways to introduce arts and crafts to your kids, but the best approach is based on the age and interests of your kids.

We’re sure you can use a combination of fun craft items and some art supplies to get the kids excited about making beautiful things. But there are a few things you can do to help make art and craft even more fun!

For most kids, it’s easier to get them interested in some of the arts and crafts that are already out there. But every kid has an artistic side. So how do you get your kid interested in art and crafts? You can get creative and combine different types of art and crafts to create something new and unique. That’s an approach we take at Brilliant Brainz, and based on the feedback from our young readers, they love the projects we challenge them to do within every month’s magazine.

Brilliant Brainz kids art and craft projects
We love seeing our readers’ completed arts and crafts projects!


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How do you explain art to a child?

Ellie completed the superhero collage!
Ellie’s Superhero Collage – from Issue 41!

Art is a broad term that can refer to a variety of different things. When you’re talking about art as a hobby, you’re generally referring to creative activities that are carried out for pleasure and enrichment. Art can be anything from music to photography to crafts. And while the term “art” is used loosely, it’s generally agreed that art requires some form of skill or talent to be considered “good”.

If you’re interested in starting an art hobby with your child, you’ll want to find something that they’re going to enjoy. Arts and crafts are usually best when the child is involved in the creative process. Arts and crafts can be as simple or involved as you want to make them, and it’s often a good idea to introduce a child to a new art form when they’re young, so that they can grow into it. A good way to get your child involved in the artistic process is to set a budget and find a craft you both enjoy.

In each issue of Brilliant Brainz, we feature a famous artist and/or artistic movement, and then create a project for the kids to do that is inspired by the work of that artist. This is a terrific way to expose your child to the concept of ART and its many expressions through the ages. Even if they don’t fully understand the explanation of what an artist was trying to convey through their work, your kids will pick up a deeper intuitive understanding through mirroring and emulating the artist and that artistic style in that month’s art project. 

Art is a broad term that can mean different things to different people. To some, art is a form of expression while to others, it’s a genre of painting, sculpture, or photography. But whatever your definition of art, one thing’s for sure: art is something that stimulates the mind and stirs emotions. As parents, it’s our duty to pass on to our children what we know, and what we’ve been taught.

Kids can learn a lot from art, both from the art itself and from the way it’s presented. Art is one of the most fundamental ways of expressing yourself and communicating your ideas. As such, it’s a great way for kids to learn about the world around them. They can learn about colour and shape, and develop their visual perception.

There’s a lot that goes into making art. It involves many different skills, and it can take a lot of time and patience to create a masterpiece. But what if you could take all that time and patience and turn it into an activity that kids will love? That’s what arts and crafts are all about.

issue 42 - think about art
Thinking about the Big Idea of ART — in Issue 42 of BRILLIANT BRAINZ !


Here is a fun and easy art project your kids will love — the previously mentioned ‘Design a Dragon’ (2.2MB):

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