The master of metallics, Klimt loved painting with gold leaf & patterns. Let's learn more about this amazing artist with some Gustav Klimt Art Projects for Kids!
"There is nothing that special to see when looking at me."
Many famous painters of the early 20th century had quite the active social life. They frequented cafes and exhibitions and made sure they were seen as much as their work. However, the quote above will show that there was one artist who didn't fit in this mould - Gustav Klimt.
Born in Austria, Klimt is considered one of the main forces of the Vienna Secession art movement. However, he was quite the homebody. He stayed home in sandals and a loose robe, and people had to come to his home if they wanted to meet him. And plenty of people came - thanks to Klimt's amazing work!
Stoclet Frieze, 1905
Look at the painting above. It's the Stoclet Frieze, a three-panel work painted by Klimt in a wealthy industrialist's home. The three panels include a single woman, the Tree of Life and an embracing couple. This one work of art encompasses most of Klimt's personal preferences. He loved working with gold leaf and metallic accents, which is reflected throughout in this painting. The single woman reflects the fact that Klimt painted many women, wearing elaborate costumes that he himself designed. The couple's clothing shows another favorite of Klimt's - lots and lots of patterns!
All of Klimt's paintings have some incredible detailing, and kids can learn a lot from them. In fact, including Klimt's various techniques is sure to be an interesting exercise, whether it's working with patterns or metallics. Since it's the artist's birthday on 14th July, it's the perfect time to learn more about him - with some amazing Gustav Klimt art projects for kids!
This Fairy Day, bring magic into your life and home by making these fantastic fairy crafts for kids! Perfect to play with or to gift your friends!
When I was a kid, one of my favorite book series was the one with the Faraway Tree. Firstly, the idea of different lands appearing at the top of the tree was too exciting. Secondly, what fun characters lived in the tree!
While all the characters had their good and bad points, there was one who was almost perfect - Silky the fairy - and that gave me the impression that all fairies were like that. Of course, now I know that's not the case, and that even leprechauns are fairies!
However, that doesn't stop us from celebrating Fairy Day on 24th June, and we're going ahead by making some beautiful fairy crafts for kids. These are fairies that'll remind you of Silky - they're almost perfect!
Collected shells while on holiday? Put them to use by making this beautiful Seashell Flower Garden Craft! Super easy craft that even young kids can make!
When you hear about seashells, you instantly think of summer. And when you hear about flower gardens, you think of spring. Such is the association our minds have created about seasons!
However, we've decided to go and turn this association on its head. who says sea shells can't feature in a spring flower garden, or that you can't make a spring theme craft in summer?
No one! And that's why we've brought to you today a super simple and charming seashell flower garden craft, that's so easy even preschoolers can make it. It's a great way to use up those shells you gathered on your beach holiday!
This cute paper alien spaceship craft is just what your little alien friend needs to come visit you! Easily made with craft paper and quilling strips.
So you have an outer space fan at home? Then it goes without saying that one of his or her favorite topics is regarding life in outer space - a.k.a. aliens!
While scientists continue to study the possibility of aliens sitting out there in front of their sophisticated telescopes and watching us, it's fun to hear what kids think. You can get some really interesting responses - just try it and see!
So let's go with the flow and get a little crafty with our very own paper alien spaceship craft for kids! This project includes regular craft paper as well as quilling strips, which is a good exercise in using mixed materials. So gather your supplies and dive right in!
This 4th of July Paper Cone Wreath is just what you need to decorate your home in time for Independence Day! Hang it on your door or use it as party decor.
We love doing up our home in accordance to the season, and I'm sure many of you do too. It's so much fun to switch things up a little when the season changes, or when a festival comes around. But this decor change needn't be one that costs loads of time or money - not when you can DIY!
If you ask me, one of the easiest home decor DIY ideas is by making wreaths, and we absolutely love them! We've made a Poinsettia wreath for Christmas, a twine wreath for Fall and a rolled roses wreath for Valentine's Day. And now we've gone ahead and made one for the 4th of July!
This 4th of July Paper Cone Wreath Craft is super easy to make, and all you need is craft paper in red, white and blue. So let's go ahead and get crafting!
A rainbow can brighten up anyone's day, especially when it's as cheerful as this smiling rainbow paper craft! Use this to instantly perk up any space!
We use emojis so much these days that we tend to forget the first ever 'emoji' - the smiley face! That face has now grown to express all kinds of emotions, but the one that never gets old is - you got it, the smiley!
There's something about a sincere smile that lights up an entire room, isn't there? It can be your child's or a stranger's - or it can also be on a cute little craft project you made!
Yes, we're talking about today's craft, a smiling rainbow paper craft - a super easy project that even little kids can make. With their bright colors, rainbows themselves are indicators of cheer, and this smiling rainbow only takes it to the next level!
This 4th of July, have fun without the fire - with this 4th of July Fireworks Craft for Kids! Easy to make with craft paper and glitter paper.
In countries across the world, summer means no school, ice creams and trips to the beach. However, in the United States, summer means one more thing - fireworks!
4th of July celebrations are literally a blast in the U.S, with bonfires and fireworks being the predominant celebrations, along with picnics, barbecues and parades. All in all, it's definitely an occasion to celebrate with friends and family!
And we're celebrating too, with a special 4th of July fireworks craft for kids, made with colored craft paper. This is one fireworks with only fun - and no fire!
This DIY Felt Cat Plushie is the perfect gift for a cat lover in your life! With a free downloadable template, you can turn this into an ornament or charm.
Many people who have cats divide the world into two parts - cat people and the rest of the world! I think cats have a similar division for humans too!
There isn't a person alive who hasn't wasted at least a few minutes at work watching a funny cat video - the ones with babies are the cutest! Since kids love cats so much, they'll have fun making a cute little pet for themselves - a felt cat plushie!
This felt project is basically simple, the only thing to look out for is that the template contains small pieces. Younger kids can take the help of Mom or Dad or an older sibling for handling the little pieces, so little kitty here becomes family pet!
Books add color to a drab world, and a Rainbow Heart Bookmark adds color to your daily reading time! Make more of these to give out to friends & teachers!
"Books are a uniquely portable magic", so says Stephen King, master of horror fiction. And guess where you can find magic? At the end of a rainbow!
Finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow may be questionable, but you can certainly find magic in a book. And we believe that it's the best kind of magic, which deserves something special to mark your place - a rainbow would be fitting, don't you think?
This DIY Rainbow heart bookmark is super easy for kids to make and is also a great way to learn about the order of the colors of the rainbow. This is also a great project for Valentine's Day, St. Paddy's Day or back to school. After all, there is never a season when you can't use a bookmark!
Let Dad know that he means the world to you with this Super Dad Fathers Day Shirt Card! Easy to make and with a free printable template!
Saying that a child's first super hero is her Dad may sound cliched, but it's true! Dad is the one person who can solve all problems, do the impossible and in the end, save the day. Now if that isn't a superhero, who is?
It's no coincidence then that Superman Day and Father's Day are in the same week. Seems like the perfect opportunity to let Dad know that he's our superhero, no matter how old we may get.
And what's the best way to do that? A handmade Father's Day card, of course! And we've got the perfect one - a Super Dad Father's Day shirt card, complete with buttons that open up to show the world that this man is the real hero!