Growing up in a world filled with technological advances, it seems kids are beginning to lose interest in creating hands-on art projects. But engaging your child in creative activities is essential to their cognitive development.
There are many additional benefits to getting children involved with art projects: While they’re having fun, they can learn to create something new and will experience the satisfaction of building a masterpiece they can enjoy for years. Using Fujifilm instax allows for a simple, hassle-free and fun artistic experience.
Check out these five creative and simple kids art projects with instax.
1. Film Pack Frames
Don’t throw away your instax film cartridges after you’ve completed all 10 shots. These can be repurposed as small frames to display your prints. Here’s how:
- First, hold down the leftover black sheet in the cartridge and slip your desired instax film through the slit in the bottom of the cartridge.
- Use washi tape to pin down the instax film in place.
- Attach to your wall using a thumbtack, or stand them up on a desk or shelf.
2. Personalised Greeting Cards
Whether you’re attending a birthday party, giving a “thank you” note to a teacher or sending holiday cards to family, personalised cards from your child can be the most heartwarming and special gifts you give. Here’s how you can spread the joy:
- Fold a blank piece of paper in half and have your child write a special message inside.
- Take a photo of your child or have them take a selfie using the instax mini 70.
- Paste the photo onto the card or piece of paper using glue or washi tape.
Afterward, let your child add an additional decorative touch with pens, markers or glitter glue. The more unique the design, the better it reflects their personality.
3. Wall Collage
Make sure to take your easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera with you on trips with your little one. Use the photos you take to create a collage from the trips you cherish the most. It’s a great way to relive those memories as your kids get older.
- Use construction paper, copy paper or paper bags as the backing to your collage. (Note: If you would like to hang the collage, use a thin paper backing. If you’d rather have it leaning against a wall, use a thicker backing.)
- Take your favourite photos and arrange them around the paper in the perfect configuration. Use glue to stick your photos to the paper.
- Decorate the edges or empty spaces with colourful tissue paper, stickers or a colourful drawing. (Pro Tip: Write the date and place where the instax photo was taken so you and your child can relive the fun memories later!)
4. Large Letter Collage
- Take a trip to your local craft store and pick up a large cardboard letter. Choose the initial of your child’s name or the family surname.
- If you’d like to give your cardboard letter a pop of colour, paint the exterior with acrylic paint.
- After the paint is dry, use washi tape or glue to adhere the photos on all sides of the letter that are visible. Then hang the letter up on your child’s door or in their room as a memorable design.
5. Photo Candle Holder
Showcase your photos by making a memory-filled candle holder. It’s easier than you think, and costs very little. This is perfect for home decor or a homemade gift.
- Pick up a squared glass candle holder that is flat on all sides to display your instax mini film. (Make sure the candle holder is tall and wide enough to fit one credit card sized instax mini film on each side.)
- Choose four of your favourite instax photos to display.
- Tape the photos down to each side of the candle holder.
With a selection of kids art projects to choose from, your child will have a creative experience that will last for years to come. Happy creating!
Photo credit: Wendy Laurel