Skip to main content

4 Simple Art and Craft Projects for Kids (7)

This is another post featuring some of the art and craft project of my 2 boys. They’re already in grades 5 & 6, so their projects are more advanced though still quite easy.

The first is pebble painting. We had to go to a garden shop to find some pebbles. I did not buy any since my son only needed 1 or 2. I just asked the man from there if I could get some pebbles along the path. I gave my son the pebbles along with some poster color and he brought them to school.

Here is what he did with the pebble. What I can see from his design is a picture of clouds, and the sun between 2 trees. But then, my son told me that the picture is upside down. He said, it’s a picture of a man’s head. Do you see it? the green hair, thick brown eye brows, green eyes, yellow nose and blue lips?

Pebble Painting
Pebble Painting

The second is an egg shell mosaic project. To do this, dry first the egg shell then crush it into small pieces. My son, then thought of a design and drew it on the illustration board, in this case, a Philippine flag. He applied some glue on the illustration board, by section based on color. When dry, he used the poster color to color that section. Then, he goes to the next until the everything was done.

This is the finished project of my son and I was impressed.

Egg shell mosaic - Philippine flag
Egg shell mosaic - Philippine flag

The third project is a mini Higantes. The idea of the Higantes came from the Higantes Festival which is a festival held in honor of San Clemente in Angono, Rizal. Higantes are giant paper-mache, 10-12 feet high made and displayed during the procession. This project is a small replica of the giant higantes. Well, the design is not as good as the real ones, but my son sure tried his best on this.

To make this project, he used plastic water bottle, lots of scratch paper or old newspaper, glue,masking tape and poster color. The first thing to do is apply glue on the plastic bottle and cover with the newspaper until you get the desired shape or figure. Make the arms by rolling up paper lengthwise to the desired thickness then use masking tape to attach it to the main figure. When done, you are ready to use poster color to design it. If you have googley eyes, you can also use that for the face.

This is what my son’s project looked like.

Higantes Made from Plastic Water Bottle

The fourth project is a do-it-yourself cardboard box. The materials for this one include illustration board, masking tape, color pens, ruler, cutter or scissor. Obviously, this one needs a pattern. You can find a sample pattern here though it’s not the same size as the one my son did. The edges were put together using masking tape. I had to help him here so that the lid and the body would fit together. Then, my son decorated the outside of the box using color pens. Afterward, I wrapped transparent tape around the box to make it more durable and less prone to getting dirty.

Here is the finished cardboard box. My son is actually using it to keep his small personal stuff. If you do a Google search for DIY boxes, there are lots that can be made of different shapes and sizes. The cool ideas are great for making your own gift boxes as well.

DIY cardboard box
DIY Cardboard box


Mys said…
My kids would love to do these. I’ll bookmark it so we can do it during summer vacation. Thanks for the idea!
Chin chin said…
These are good projects for kids to work on. Hope your kids would enjoy it.
Allan said…
I remember doing the egg shell mosaic in our elementary days. I think we did this every year. hehehe
Chin chin said…
I think we also did this but I don’t specifically remember what I did. Hmmm….
Farida said…
I remembered all of these projects when I was in elementary for our Arts class! I loved every minute of this class and I would find myself staying up late to finish a project.
Chin chin said…
I agree. I watched my son do his Higantes till it was finished and it took him quite a while too.
Mommy Maye said…
These remind me of my arts subject way back. I made an egg mosaic project. Pebble painting is something new to me though I have about it one time. Thank you for sharing this.
Chin chin said…
These projects do bring back memories when we used to do them in school. Thanks for dropping by, Mommy Maye
Aby said…
very creative! i miss my art class.
ceemee said…
Great projects! I also liked how he did the eggshell mosaic, it’s impressive.
Chin chin said…
I was amazed too with how the Philippine flag eggshell mosaic turned out.

Popular posts from this blog

Which Brand of Electric Fan Do You Recommend?

It’s really hot now and it’s so untimely that one of our fans gave up on us. We only have 2 working. Actually, since we came here in the Philippines 2 years ago, we’ve already bought 6 fans and I’m not satisfied with how they worked for only a short time. We bought 2 Standard industrial stand fans, one broke in less than a year while the other one is still working. We bought 1 Union desk fan and this one lasted 2 years. Then, we bought 1 Dowell stand fan because of a sale but then it was defective within one month. We brought it to their service center, they got it fixed but then the entire head (with the fan blade) of the fan flew off (nasira ang hinang).

What's the Best Shampoo For Getting Rid of Head Lice?

When my family was staying in the Middle East, my daughters had no problems with head lice or “kuto.” A head louse (lice, plural) is a six-legged parasite that feeds on blood in the human head. Lice do not jump or fly, but crawl only. They do not carry any disease, but they suck blood and cause itchiness. Here’s a photo showing the life cycle of head lice. The life cycle of head lice. Image taken from When we came back to the Philipines , I was taken by surprise one day when I saw my daughters

Sisa Monologue Script in English

Last second quarter, my Grade 8 daughter's English class teacher asked them to present a Monologue in class. The teacher asked the students to choose a character on whom they want to base their monologue. My daughter chose Sisa of Noli Me Tangere. The problem is that most of the Sisa monologue Script that can be found on the internet are in Filipino or Tagalog. You can't find one in English. Well, there's one but it was very, very short, just one paragraph, I think. And so, we had no choice but to make a Sisa monologue script in English. It's not required for the students to make their own script and so I helped my daughter produce one. I just looked up a good Sisa script in Tagalog online and translated it. Thank God for Google Translate as it helped me do 50% of the work. The Google translation was not 100% accurate, so I still had to edit it. Here's the final script (515 words), which I want to share with you (and other people looking for Sisa monologue