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Inspire Your Kid’s Creativity With These 12 Online Art Resources

Distance learning has been taxing on us all, students included. Why not mix in some art activities to the daily homeschool or distance learning routine? This will keep them engaged all day as children love to try out new things out by themselves.

1. 5-Minute Crafts

5-Minute Crafts has a few playlists of YouTube videos full of arts and crafts ideas for kids at home. Maybe even better, their channel offers creative life hacks for kids and adults alike!

2. Art Bar

At Art Bar, they “believe that a few simple art materials, a table, and a parent or teacher who is willing to let go of expectations, is all that a child needs to flourish into a lifelong creative thinker.” This teacher-ran blog is full of fun and easy craft ideas and step-by-step instructions for each idea.

3. JumpStart

In addition to arts and crafts ideas and instructions, Jumpstart offers a variety of other art resources such as coloring and drawing worksheets, holiday-themed activities, and more!

4. Mini Matisse

This art blog features art projects by Mrs. Hahn and other Hassan Elementary School teachers. It offers great ways to combine education and art. Learn about fractions through drawing fruit, keep your creative juices flowing with art challenges, color by numbers, and so much more at Mini Matisse.

5. Art for Kids Hub

This YouTube channel frequently uploads how-to drawing videos. What we love about Art for Kids Hub is how they cover drawing popular culture characters side-by-side with their own kids. Too cute!

6. The Artful Parent

The Artful Parent shares tons of art information and inspiration for projects to do at home with your kids. There are just SO many easy and fun art projects and activities to try!

7. Kinder Art

Don’t let the name fool you, Kinder Art covers art ideas and activities for kids from preschool to high school. Their resources help teach kids unique creative techniques to use in art. 

8. Art Projects for Kids

This aptly named site has a wide array of how-to blog posts, art education resources, and more! The best part? Art Projects for Kids contains many easy drawings to get your kids interested in art.

9. Deep Space Sparkle

Former art teacher Patty Palmer created this site full of inspiring ideas, especially for teachers! Explore Deep Space Sparkle and you’ll find art lesson plans and resources that cover a wide variety of creative techniques and styles. 

10. Cassie Stephens

Tennessee art teacher Cassie Stephens started her own blog to accompany her passion for arts and creativity. Here you can find tons of cute themed art projects to try with your students!

11. Art Is Basic

Wisconsin teacher Marcia Beckett has been blogging about art journaling, collages, watercolor painting, and more for almost 10 years. On Art Is Basic’s site, you can find art activities specifically made for distance learning.

12. Painted Paper Art

Painted Paper Art was made just for creating art with your kids. Even better, you can search for art project ideas by subject, grade level, and artistic technique!

This article first appeared on Weareteachers

Learn Something Today

As a teacher I strive to learn new things every time and in one of my adventurous google search i stumbled on this so I decided t bring it here for my readers to also learn from it while they surf my blog for additional information. With this list, its sure that you will pick up something and learn today if you would only take your time to go through them.

Learn Something New Online For Free

Self Improvement

1. Zen Habits.

Learn how to become a more chilled, thoughtful person in the busy modern world.

2. DuoLingo.

Learn a new language completely free of charge. As well as the website, they also have mobile apps so you can learn on the go.

3. Spreeder.

Up your productivity by learning to speed read.

4. Brain Pickings.

A good guide in how to live your life creatively and intellectually.

5. Body Building.

I know you might be sceptical but hold on a second. Whether you want to be massive or lean, you need to have a plan. And this is the place to get it. Workout plans, nutrition advice, friendly forums. Did I mention that it’s all entirely free?

6. 43 Folders.

Want to improve your work life and productivity? Head on over here.

7. EdX.

Free courses on just about any subject. Learn HTML 5, Chemistry, economics. The choices are endless.

Video Tutorials & Learning

1. VideoJug.

Want to make a fidget spinner? How about storm trooper cookies? VideoJug has tutorials on loads of different subjects.

2. Academic Earth.

From maths to social work, you’ll find something to interest you here.

3. Ted.

A list of video learning sites would not be complete without Ted. Talks by experts on subjects ranging from job interviews to why ambitious women have flat heads (I kid you not, this video was featured on the front page of Ted as I wrote this!).

4. Adobe TV.

This one is a little specialised but for those wanting to get to grips with the Adobe suite of programs, it’s essential. The learning curve of photoshop, after effects et al can be quite steep, but the reward is worth it.

5. Howcast.

A massively comprehensive library of how to videos.

6. Khan Academy.

Their own description is this: You can learn anything. For Free. For everyone. Forever. I think that pretty much sums it up!

7. Free Fitness Training Programs. have a comprehensive list of free training videos for those of you out there that want to get fitter.

DIY & Skills

1. eHow.

Pretty much has a “how to” on everything. Crafts, repair, food and drink. There are even guides on how to make an ice cream social. Should you be so inclined.

2. iFixit.

Have a broken camera? How about a video game console or a phone screen? Usually, this would necessitate a repair or a replacement. But before you do that, head on over to iFixit. They have guides on how to fix just about anything electronic. And most of the time it’s a lot easier than you think.

3. WikiHow.

Another great resource for how to’s. From lowering blood pressure, making recipes and cutting your hair, there’s a guide for it.

4. Instructables.

I love this site. It’s so well laid out. You can find help with making costumes, woodworking, electronics and more.

5. Hackaday.

This site is for “hacking” electronics. So that Raspberry Pi you got and haven’t done anything with? Now’s the time to have some fun with it.

6. Wired How-To.

I enjoy reading this. It has all sorts of tips and tricks you might not have ever even considered you might need to know.

7. Makezine.

Great DIY projects ranging from leather working, electronics and woodworking.

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