CHILDREN'S FREE ART AND CRAFT DOWNLOADS

KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITIES

Elzinga Collective takes all kinds of art and crafting very seriously!

Starting kid's early with art and craft can do great things for their self concept and their self esteem. When practiced correctly with patience and through love and nurturing of their talents, kid's can gain confidence and grow their artistic skills and talents productively through fun. Read our blog here.


Disclaimer: Adult's and Children's Art and Craft Lessons
Any person opting to utilize free will to follow Karen Elzinga's art and craft lesson's and blog information does so at their own risk. Karen Elzinga and Elzinga Collective will not be held responsible for any injuries associated with the following of lesson activities. Please use common sense.
Tip: Never use craft glue when using styrofoam: It melts it and will ruin your work! Use PVA instead, it will take longer to dry so try pinning what it is that your doing until it dries!
Tip: Start with age appropriate activities, your child will get frustrated easily when an activity is to hard for them and may form a dislike of "Art & Craft".
Tip: Allow children to make mistakes when creating, over correcting kid's may lead to feelings that they are not capable, children learn through mistakes and it's a big process of creative learning. Not everything has to be a masterpiece!
Tip: Creating can be messy, use an old adult t-shirt as an art smock and let kids get dirty!
NEED HELP.....IF YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT STEP SIMPLY RING OR EMAIL IN FOR FAST HELP, WE WILL GET YOU BACK CRAFTING QUICK AS A FLASH.



DID YOU KNOW......A research paper by the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, in 1999, looked at creative art and self concept and the influence of family background. They suggest that there is a definitive link in those children who had parents with a substantial interest in art and whom exposed their children to artistic and creative activities at home, and that those children would ultimately have a higher artistic self concept then children who were limited in their exposure. Karen Elzinga

TIP: Early Child development and learning centres around a theory called constructivism by a world renowned child development expert Jean Piaget.  He believed that children learn best by building upon their prior knowledge. By building on your child's previous learnt knowledge, your child will form a solid foundation if you start slowly, and build a materials library bank of knowledge. For e.g. most children know that you can draw on paper, but teach them other crafts that can be done with paper to extend their knowledge of what paper can do. By building children's library of memories and thus confidence in working with paper, children will be able to recall past experiences and explore in new creative ways in the future. Think: collage, scrapbooking, 3D cubes, paper chains, making recycled paper, scrunching paper or cutting it to build shapes, animals or people.

All crafts FREE to download and print.
Tip: Recycle your materials...after a while kids will forget about their prized creation, and all those chenille sticks, embellishments, paper can be expensive after a while, so while they are not looking, salvage only those non masterpieces back into your art box, better still make it a project in recycling and come up with ways with your child in how you could recycle old art into a new one. Think: collage, scrapbooking, masks, paper pulp statue.
Tip: Using recycled cardboard like cereal boxes to create, it's strong to build 3D shapes from and is a great way to recycle and is cheap as chips!
NEED HELP? IF YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT STEP SIMPLY RING OR EMAIL IN FOR FAST HELP, WE WILL GET YOU BACK CRAFTING QUICK AS A FLASH
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TERMS OF USE
Karen Elzinga Designs are for the personal use of Elzinga Collective creative customers. They are not intended for redistribution or sale. They can however be copied and used in schools, community groups, nursing homes, and collective groups in general.
PENDANT
PENDANT

HONEY BEE
HONEY BEE

GRASS HOPPER
GRASS HOPPER

PAPER GIFT TREE
PAPER GIFT TREE

SNAKE
SNAKE

STICK FIGURE
STICK FIGURE

FISH
FISH

CENTERPEDE
CENTERPEDE

FOIL STATUES
FOIL STATUES

CLASS FLOWER VASE
CLASS FLOWER VASE

WIND TWIRLER
WIND TWIRLER

KOALA AND BABY
KOALA AND BABY

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