This art journal for kids is filled with 40 fun and creative art prompts that kids will love to do! Kids can use the prompts on the pages as a jumping-off point for their own creative ideas and imagination.
This is a low prep art activity that kids should be able to complete independently. It’s perfect for at home or in the classroom!
All you have to do is choose a page, print it out, gather your supplies, and start creating. It’s the perfect art activity to help “jump-start” new ideas if kids are stuck on what to create.
Benefits of an art journal for kids
There are many benefits to starting an art journal or sketchbook here are just a few:
- They are wonderful for giving kids a creative outlet to express themselves.
- Art journals can be a form of mindfulness and a great calming activity.
- They can be a great place for kids to get ideas for bigger art projects.
- They are perfect for kids to try out new art materials or techniques.
How to start an art journal
Starting an art journal does not have to be a complicated or expensive undertaking! You actually only need a few basic supplies to get started that you probably already have on hand.
You can easily start with just a pencil and eraser, add in some markers or colored pencils and you’re all set!
Just print off a page in the journal on printer paper or cardstock, depending on the type of art materials that kids will use. Gather the art supplies that you need to complete the page and let kids start creating!
If kids will be using watercolors or acrylic paint I highly recommend using cardstock. I’ve included two pages of “tips and tricks” to help you get the most out of your art journal.
Once kids have finished a page in their journal, have them sign and date the page. Keep all of the pages together in a memory box or folder and it will become a treasured keepsake!
Art journal supplies
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- Pencil, eraser, and sharpener
- Colored pencils
- Watercolor paint
- Acrylic paint
- Paint palette and water dish
- White printer paper
- White cardstock
This journal is filled with easy and fun drawing prompts, doodle ideas, pages for painting, and exploring different art and drawing techniques. Kids will love choosing a page and creating!
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