At Arts and Bricks, we’re passionate about design, kids’ artwork, and LEGO bricks! So, of course, our living room’s Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree’s decor rotates between LEGO bricks and kids’ creations!
Many of the Arts and Bricks blog posts are favorites on Pinterest, and some have even gone viral. Shadow Tracing Toys and Lockdown Family Handprints are two of our site’s favorites. Explore below and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest.
Saran Wrap Candy Ball Game for Holiday School Parties
Perfect for family gatherings, team or club gatherings, and especially class parties, a plastic saran wrap ball game will not disappoint!
Elementary-School Science Dioramas
Love them or hate them, elementary school diorama projects are part of life for the typical parent! Here we’re sharing our process for making a grassland diorama in 2nd grade and a rainforest diorama in 5th grade.
Easy Holiday Gingerbread Houses with Kids
When our youngest was five, we started our family tradition of making ginger bread houses together. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well the store-bought kits are made. With no recipe and hardly any preparation, gingerbread house kits are a no brainer for busy families. Read on for tips.
Food Folding Surprise “Monster” Drawings
Learn to draw food-themed folded monsters. Go from delicious to terrifying! Especially fun for elementary-aged children!
LEGO Halloween Costumes for Kids
Find inspiration for your child’s Halloween costume. Especially for LEGO-loving children, these Emmet, Benny, Ninjago, Spiderman, Wyldstyle, LEGO brick, and LEGO Minifigure costumes will delight!
Digital Collaging – Seeing the world through the artistic eyes of a child!
Arts and Bricks creator Kelly Barkhurst shares a digital collage technique that combines photographs and children’s artwork, showing our world through our children’s eyes!
Best Art Gifts for Kids
Here at Arts and Bricks, we’re BIG fans of creative kids (and that’s every child)! This round-up of arts and crafts gift ideas is full of products that foster children’s creativity and “artsy” making. Our list is specially selected for elementary-aged children, children 5 to 12.
Simple LEGO Brick Marble Runs
A marble LEGO challenge is an excellent STEAM/STEM build for elementary-age children. It teaches engineering skills and fosters creativity. Winning!
Attending our first art summer camp for kids
Explore the projects taught during an elementary aged art camp in our area. The focus was mixed-media and included printmaking and collage.
Roll-A-Haring Art Game for Kids
Learn to make your own Roll-A-Haring dice game or print and play our Sports and Christmas-themed games.
Legoland Florida Review: Our Days In the Park
For our immediate family, Legoland was a better experience and more fun than Disney! Yes, I truly said that! Here’s why…
5 Easy and Fun Watercolor Techniques for Children
Here are 5 easy watercolor techniques for children
Make Your Own Crystals with Kids
Growing crystals is both a childhood right of passage and STEM activity extraordinaire! Here are the results of our crystal growing experiments.