Art Activities for Kids to Try Out for World Art Day

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April 15th is World Art Day – a day to honor art and creativity! 

It’s a great chance for everyone, children and adults alike, to get creative and explore the world of art. From painting and drawing to sculpting and constructing, there are tons of fun activities that you can try out. 

Let’s explore some art ideas you can try on World Art Day!

What is Art Day?

On April 15th, the world will explore its creative side and express itself through art! Art Day is all about embracing the beauty and power of creativity, and it’s a great way to discover new ways of expressing yourself. There are so many options to choose from – painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, music, dance, and even digital media! 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional with 20 years of experience or a beginner who’s a little curious. Art Day is the perfect opportunity to get creative, try something new, and have some fun.

World Art Day is a fantastic event that happens every year and it’s definitely worth checking out! You can enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities, like art workshops, galleries, projects, and even tours of museums. It’s a great way to get involved in art and discover new museums and exhibits. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to participate in the festivities with children!

To honor all the amazing artists, galleries, and museums worldwide, you’ll find museums hosting special exhibits, schools putting on art shows, and professionals providing workshops on various modalities. There are many fantastic art activities for everyone to participate in. Why not try something new or revisit an old favorite?

How to Design Art Activities For Kids

Creating art projects for children can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! With a bit of planning, you can make art activities that are fun, educational, and safe – no matter if you’re a teacher, parent, or artist. Here are some tips to get you started on designing awesome art projects for kids.

  • Get some ideas. Consider what topics you want to cover, such as animals, social care, or cultural arts, and study the subjects. A deeper understanding of the subject might elicit more creativity.
  • Prepare early on. Consider how much time you have to prepare, but keeping things simple is always a good idea. If you are a school teacher, try to design activities kids can do at home too.
  • Keep supplies available. Inviting the kids to showcase their work can be rewarding and encourage them to express their ideas with art.

Kdan’s products are designed for creators of all ages, even if you don’t consider yourself an artist. With our Spring sale coming up in April, you can get creative with these beginner-friendly tools!

  • NoteLedge is a great tool for designers and content creators to store ideas, create mood boards, and speed up their creative process. It is the perfect app for capturing inspiration.
  • Inspod allows you to record your reflections and ideas at specific moments while streaming YouTube videos or listening to Podcasts. That way, you can capture the best moments for later.
  • Animation Desk is the perfect tool for making 2D animations and cartoons. Its user-friendly design allows for effortless animation creation and animatic production.

Environmentally Friendly Art Day Ideas

The environment is becoming a bigger priority these days, and art is a great way to help spread the word! More and more artists are using their work to talk about the environment and show their support. Many are using environmentally friendly methods to turn waste into art or create pieces that meld into nature naturally.

Cardboard Bird Decoration

Use art to learn more about endangered birds by creating a cardboard bird decoration. You need cardboard, scissors, and crayons or acrylic paints. 

First, research different endangered birds and choose one to base your design on. 

And make a simple mood board on NoteLedge, and select the color scheme you will use.

Next, use NoteLedge to sketch out the bird shape for the cardboard. 

Finally, cut the build-out and decorate it with colorful patterns and symbols.

Candle Lantern for Summer Gardens

To make a simple yet beautiful candle lantern for summer gardens, you will need a glass jar, a kraft paper bag or tissue paper, and Mod Podge. 

Start by cutting the paper bag open and applying it to the surface of the jar. Next, draft the heart shapes with pencils that you will cut out later. Then cut the hearts out.

Put Mod Podge on the kraft paper and paste it onto the jar slowly.

Once you have finished, you have a beautiful candle lantern you can light with faux flickering candles. It gives a feeling of warmth as the flame and warm light transmit through the hearts and the kraft paper cover.

Besides using the used kraft bags, you can also decorate the jar with colored tissue paper. Watch this YouTube tutorial video before you start DIY.

To discover art ideas and learn how to make DIYs, use Inspod to take notes for YouTube videos and follow the timestamped steps to easily create your artwork.

Carton Bird Feeder

To make a carton bird feeder, you will need milk cartons, tempera or acrylic paint, scissors, a hole punch, and twine. 

Start by cutting a hole into each side of the carton.

Then, paint the milk cartons any colors you like. After that, hole-punch the top of the carton and thread twine through it, making sure to tie a knot. 

Once you have done that, hang the bird feeder outside and fill it with seeds.


Art Day Goes Digital

Art isn’t limited to painting, drawing, and other physical media. Digital art is recognized during World Art Day as well. With all the awesome tech out there, it becomes easier and easier to get your art noticed. From live-streaming events to posting on social media, the possibilities are endless! 

Here are some apps and online platforms to help you make the most of digital Art Day.


DailyArt is an amazing app that allows you to experience world-renowned art with a short and interesting story behind it, for free. DailyArt offers a wide range of classic, modern, and contemporary art for everyone to discover and appreciate. With this app, you can enrich your knowledge of the art world while exploring the archive of artworks.

Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a resource that features content from over 2,000 museums and archives partnered with the Google Cultural Institute. As a result, you can explore the world’s art, history, and culture in an interactive online environment. From ancient artifacts to cutting-edge artwork, Google Arts & Culture provides unprecedented access to the world’s cultural heritage. 


Midjourney is a groundbreaking exhibition exploring how AI transforms how art is created, interpreted, and experienced. It looks at how AI is changing how art is made and affects our understanding of creativity, identity, and humanity. Midjourney artwork is shared by many artists on social media accounts, such as Instagram, and attracts many new Instagram followers, proving that AI creation is gradually becoming more accepted.

Tayasui Sketches

Tayasui Sketches offers the most realistic digital drawing tools, allowing you to create beautiful images. Their wet watercolor brush, for example, has an incredibly realistic watercolor effect. Colors flow and blend together effortlessly, creating stunning effects.

Animation Desk

Animation Desk, an animation maker, is the perfect way to make art projects fun and easy! It’s a great tool for kids to learn the basics of animation and get creative. With Animation Desk, they can draw the different stages of an animated character, make a storyboard, use the stop-motion feature, and show off their creations.

Have a fun Art Day!

World Art Day is so much fun, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a child or an adult. It’s a great way to get creative with friends and family and the perfect time to explore different mediums, and techniques, and create something totally unique.

In April, we’re having a special sale on our Creativity 365 app series, Animation Desk, NoteLedge, Markup, and Write-on Video. Download the apps for free and test out the features now! You’ll be more than ready to show off your creativity for World Art Day.

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