GENERAL ART AND CRAFT RESOURCES
Activity Village Lots of free themed printouts and craft ideas for younger children. Pages are a bit cluttered with adverts, but stick with it to find some gems.
Animals of the world colouring pictures to download free (they're gorgeous!)
Arttango - free art lesson projects, primary to secondary (US site)
BBC Art and Design - learning website with links to BBC art and design resources. For all ages.
Canon Creative Park - fabulous models, calendars, toys to print out and create - try making a cardboard Emperor penguin!
Comic maker - simple online comic maker
Counting Coconuts A
Montessori-based blog that has lots of craft activities and projects
listed (see the side bar). Even if you're not Montessori-minded it's a
good place to find inspiration for activities with younger children.
Cuchicago visual art lessons/units - some lovely mini-lessons on artists with suggestions for activities. Designed for classroom use, but could be easily adapted to make a mini-art scheme for home use. Organised by grade level - 10 lesson per grade. Note for secular home edders: the website is created by a strongly Christian university, so you may need to adapt the material, however there was nothing overly religious in the few lessons that I looked at.
DLTK - Printable crafts and colouring pages.
Enchanted Learning - Printouts, activites, craft suggestions for pre-school and primary age. Some free access, but better printouts and greater access for yearly membership fee. (currently $20 a year).
Googleartproject - high resolution images of art works from museums
and galleries across the world and virtual tours.
Meet the Masters - free downloadable artist curriculum. Great starting point for further studies.
No Time for Flash Cards
Lots of children's craft ideas on this blog, and links to other craft
blog posts. Particularly suited to younger children, but plenty there
for all ages.
Online Kaleidoscope Painter - great online activity for younger kids and those who just love to play with the computer mouse!
Open University 'Open Learn' History of Art - videos and other resources
Paper Crafts for Children
Red Ted Art Blog
This is sand - online sandbox game/art play. Press or double click your left mouse button to drop sand. Click on the little square in the upper left hand corner to get
instructions. Use the “c” key occasionally to change your colors. Have
Topic Box Art and Design - A more academic approach to art and design.
The Toymaker - fabulous, beautiful, old fashioned toys, boxes, games to printout and make.
INDIVIDUAL CRAFT ACTIVITES
Beautiful Design Crafts Seasonal Craft projects for kids
Eye Spy bottles
Eye Spy bottles (our version) Hessian Apple Placements
Make Pavement Chalk
Make a paper bird (Kirstie's Handmade Britain)
Make Travel Noughts and Crosses
Make a Pirate Treasure Map
No-knit Christmas Stocking
Origami Christmas Tree (video tutorial)
Crochet a snowflake (older children, US crochet terms so will need to convert for UK)