Art Ideas for Homeschooling Parents

Homeschooling parents often want to teach art in the home. Even though art is not required, it is still a big part of homeschooling in most homes. Art is a great way to make fun things that have to do with your other required lessons. Art is also a fun relaxing time for the children. When you homeschool you need to make it as fun as possible so that the kids don’t get bored and so you don’t get burned out. I have put together a list of Art ideas for Homeschool.

Flour Finger Paint
This homeschool art idea will help children who are studying measurement. This can be a fun way for them to measure the ingredients and do art at the same time.

What You Will Need:

1 1/2 Cups of Flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Hot Water
1 3/4 Cups of Cold Water
Food Coloring

Directions:

Pour your flour and salt in a pot. Mix it together and then pour your cold water in the pot. Mix it together until it is smooth. You can use a mixer or a fork. Once it is smooth, add your hot water. Turn the stove on high and bring the pot to a boil. When the mixture is thick, stir it again until it is smooth. Add your food coloring. You can use little mouth wash cups to separate the finger paint so that you can have more than one color. If the recipe is to much paint for you to use at one time, you can store it in your refrigerator until you need it.

Play Dough
This art idea will also help with measuring and is very simple to do. Homeschooling parents can sit back and watch the kids do this one. Just a few easy steps and they’re on their way to playing.

What You Need:

2 Cups of Salt
2 Cups of Water
1 Cup of Flour

Directions:

Pour the salt, water, and flour in a pot and stir well. Turn the stove on medium heat and let it sit until it becomes thick and rubbery. When the play dough has cooled, use a little flour to work the dough into workable play dough. Have fun and play.

Sea Life Mobile

This art idea for homeschool will help the younger ones learn about the sea life. You can write facts on the different fish, sea shells, crabs, etc. that hang on the mobile.

What You Will Need:

2 sticks
Printer
Crayons or something to color the images with
Hole Punchers
Yarn or Some type of string

Directions:

Print out the sea life pictures that you want to use. You can visit learningpage.com and register for free. They offer Ocean Units and you can print off the fact files and the cut outs for the ocean. Take the two sticks and criss-cross them. Use the yarn or string to tie the sticks together. Cut out the pictures and let the kids color them. Once they are finish, punch a hole in the top of the picture. Then run the yarn through it and tie the yarn to the stick. Do that with all of the pictures. Now you have an educational science mobile.

There are many art projects that you can do when you homeschool that are also educational. These are just a few to get you started. My favorite project is the Mobile. Mobiles are fun to make and are really educational.

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