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Mar 052018
 

This post is sponsored by Tampico. All opinions are mine alone.

My children love to create art. Whether they are wielding markers, colored pencils or paint brushes, they love to express their creativity on paper. Today I will be sharing some tips I’ve learned over the years for successfully creating art with kids. From setting up the supplies ahead of time to encouraging out-of-the-box thinking, keep reading for all my top tips.

1. Set up everything ahead of time!
When it comes to any project involving kids, I am a big believer in setting up everything ahead of time. Take some time to gather all the supplies you’ll need before you call the kids to the table. Here’s what we like to use:

  • three 8″x10″ canvases
  • acrylic paint
  • disposable plates
  • paint brushes
  • paper plates for the paint
  • cups with water for cleaning the brush
Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

2. Get outdoors!
This is a super simple idea but it’s incredibly effective. We have painted together in the house many times but there is something special about taking the fun outdoors, especially when the weather is warm. The kids were thrilled when I told them we would be creating our masterpieces outside on the patio. This year, try to spend more time with the kids outdoors. All that fresh air is good for the soul!

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

3. Create some simple rules!
While painting without rules can be fun, creating some easy guidelines adds a fun challenge to the activity. It also provides a sense of structure. The “rule” we created on this day is to use only four colors: yellow, orange, blue and green. I was inspired by the color palette on a Tampico bottle. Tampico is the Imaginatively Curious juice drink that my whole family loves. In fact, after over 20 years of bringing fun fruity flavors to families throughout the world, Tampico is revealing a brand new look to celebrate its Imaginatively Curious nature! How exciting! This is one of our favorite beverages of all time and creating artwork that visually complements the bottle was a super fun challenge.

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

4. Offer delicious refreshment!
Since the bottle inspired our color palette and since we all love the delicious taste & refreshment of Tampico Citrus Punch, we all enjoyed Tampico as we worked on our art. I poured a few glasses for the girls and myself during our painting session. During the spring and summer, it’s essential to stay hydrated, particularly if spending a lot of time outdoors. Tampico offers the perfect balance between sweet and tart. In fact, it is irresistible!

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids


The new look of Tampico will be revealed on March 20 – be sure to stay tuned to my Twitter channel to be the first to see the new look!
Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids


Experience a refreshing glass of Tampico and celebrate the bright colors & delicious taste in each bottle.

5. Promote curious imagination!
Did you know that Tampico is all about curious imagination? In fact, the process of creating artwork promotes a soaring imagination, too. It’s no wonder kids love expressing themselves artistically. Here are our finished pieces. My flower is on the far right. My 4-year-old created the flower on the far left – she said the flower is sitting on some sand (orange mound) on the beach. How creative! My 6-year-old created the artwork in the middle. She said it’s a depiction of colorful fireworks with her initial right in the middle.

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

6. Have fun with it!
For kids, the best part of creating art is the process – not the final result. Have fun with the activity and encourage them to enjoy themselves. Avoid the temptation to put too much focus on the finished product. Let their imaginations soar and enjoy the bonding time!

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

We really had a blast creating our masterpieces.

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids


I love how all three of our pieces complement the bottle of Tampico!
Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids


Don’t forget to stay tuned on March 20 for the big reveal of Tampico’s new look!
Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids

I hope these tips have inspired you to create some artwork with your kids this year. What is your best tip for a successful experience? Have you ever tried Tampico?







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 March 5, 2018  Posted by

13 Responses to “Easy Tips for Creating Art with Kids”

  1. Great tips. When you’re doing any crafting with kids, you want to make sure you have all your supplies together and ready to go. It’s far too easy for kids to get bored just waiting for everything to be ready.

  2. My youngest daughter is obsessed with making crafts. I will have to do this with her.

  3. My kids love making new arts and crafts. It is our favorite snow day activity and I get new things to decorate with!

  4. I’m in love with the colors of the art! It goes so perfectly with the drink! I have to say I need to find me som Tampico

  5. What a lovely idea! Quality time is really important to a family, especially to kids. Tampico is such a great thing to share together while doing crafts with the kids.

  6. I love this! When my daughter was little we enjoyed being crafty and creating all of the time. This has inspired me to get back at it!

  7. I can’t wait to have kids someday so that I can craft with them like this. It looks like so much fun.

  8. Such a great way to let them practice with just a few colors at a time! I find I sometimes give too many colors and our pictures turn all brown. This is a great way to get a pretty colorful masterpiece!

  9. They are some talented kids! I used to drink Tampico all the time!

  10. I divide the choir up into teams each term randomly to serve two purposes: a) to ensure people mix and get to know each other b) each team takes turns to provide refreshments/set up/down, welcome on the door. This has nothing to do with the singing,, although occasionally we”ll do rounds with each team on a part. I find this works well to integrate new members. customer essay

  11. Looks like you all really had a blast creating your masterpieces. Great jobs you did there. And you shared some great tips too.

  12. Taking time to work on art projects with kids is so important! Helps them with their creativity

  13. I love how the colors used match the bottle of the Tampico juice. They definitely symbolize warm weather and happiness.

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