In case you haven’t noticed, we do quite a few art activities at The Pickle Farm.
I love doing arty things as much as my kids do, which is probably the biggest reason why we do so much of it, but I also believe that art for kids should be easy!
I am busy enough, without throwing elaborate, time consuming, and expensive art projects into the mix. There is nothing that puts me off more, than a project that takes hours to set up, and even longer to clean up, or one that needs fancy equipment that I have to go out and buy. There is a time and place for art and craft projects that have fancy end products (though mine never look like the ones in the picture!), but in general, I think doing art with your kids should be simple, fun and doable!
Here are are few of the fun and easy art ideas we’ve shared this year…
All of these activities use products given to us by Micador, and to help you get arty with your kids I have a fabulous selection of Micador products to giveaway!
This competition is now closed.
Congratulations to Kathy who’s winning comment was – “We love watercolour painting too! Our favourite effect is probably ‘resist’ painting using oil pastels with water colours painted over the top.”
The lovely Micador staff have collected all the items you’ll need to do the activities I linked to above, so now there is no excuse not to get arty with your kids!
The Micador art pack is valued at over $100 and includes the following –
- Micador Black & White Visual Art Diary
- Micador Colourfun Brush Pack of 4 – Flat
- Micador Colourfun Brush Pack of 4 – Round
- Micador Easy Wash Fluoro Paint – Green, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Fluoro Paint – Orange, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Fluoro Paint – Pink, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Fluoro Paint – Yellow, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Paint – Metallic Blue, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Paint – Metallic Green, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Paint – Metallic Purple, 120ml
- Micador Easy Wash Paint – Metallic Red, 120ml
- Micador Large Oil Pastels – Colourfun, Pack 48
- Micador Large Oil Pastels – Fluoro, Pack 12
- Micador Marathon Markers, Wallet 12
- Micador Painting Paper, A3
- Micador Tempera Painting Tray – Fluoro, Disc 6
- Micador Visual Art Diary – Assorted, A4
You can find all of these items and loads more, plus activities and ideas at the Micador website.
To win this fabulous Micador art pack just leave a comment and tell me what your favourite easy art activity is. This is a game of skill and the most creative or interesting entry will win.
This is a quick one, and entries close Friday December 20th at 11am. Be watching your emails later that afternoon as I will be emailing the winner as soon as possible so we can get these items in the post and to your house in time for the holidays (Unfortunately we can not guarantee delivery in time for Christmas)
Terms and Conditions.
You must be an Australian resident to enter.
You must provide a valid email address and entries are limited to one per household.
Entries close Friday December 20 2013 at 11am AEDLST. One winner will be contacted by email and announced on this post.
The winner must contact me within 2 days or the prize will be re-drawn.
The winner agrees to have their contact details passed on to the appropriate PR company or brand representative who will send out/organise the prizes directly.
Disclosure: I have been lucky enough to work with Micador for most of this year. All of the posts linked to above include references to items given to us by Micador. I was not compensated in any way for this post, and all opinions are my own.
For more great ideas for preschool aged kids buy this great ebook!