Teaching Ideas: 18 Easy Art Projects for the Classroom

By: Emily Timmons, Editor,

Teaching Ideas: 18 Easy Art Projects
for the Classroom

Whether you’re an art teacher or not, if you teach children, you’re going to need a few art project ideas up your sleeve. Parents love seeing their children come home with new art projects they made, and of course, the students love it too! Giving children the opportunity to express their creativity is nothing but beneficial to their education, and the best way to allow children to be creative is through simple and easy art projects. Plus, taking a break from traditional learning to let students Through coloring, painting, cutting and pasting, kids have the freedom to learn on their own terms as they create a masterpiece they’ll be proud of. All of these 18 Easy Art Projects are great for classrooms of any size, and you can easily gather all the materials you need from your school's supplies or grab a few inexpensive supplies on your own.


18 Easy Art Projects for the Classroom


Painting Projects for Kids

Wild Watercolor NamesHands-on, easy painting projects are one of the most highly requested art projects in the classroom. Whether it's watercolor, acrylic, or any other kind of paint, kids jump at the chance to hold a paintbrush and create something new. Painting projects are great for kids of all ages, too, so they're incredibly versatile teaching ideas.


Easy Coloring Projects

Funny Fish Crayon ArtAllowing students to get a little messy is always fun, but it's not always fun to clean up. Luckily, when it comes to easy art projects, coloring with crayons or markers is just as fun (and engaging!) for little learners. Easy coloring projects like these are obviously wonderful art project ideas, but since they're essentially effortless, you can also use these as boredom busters when students finish their work early. Plus, crayons and markers are never hard to find in the classroom, so you won't have any trouble with these teaching ideas.


Paper Crafts for Kids

Abstract Art FlowersPaper crafts are some of the best art project ideas for kids! Crafting with paper is easy and inexpensive, but there’s another advantage, too; helping young children use scissors is a great way to boost their fine motor skills. Each of these easy paper crafts is simple and fun for students to make. Hang up their work and see your classroom be beautifully transformed.


Looking for more art project ideas? Find clay projects, crafts with popsicle sticks, painting ideas, and so much more in our full collection of art projects for kids!


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As a part time school assistant, it is very important for us to be creative. These crafts are very helpful. It also makes me very inventive.


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