Art Projects for Kids

art projects for kids

Do you need some ideas to inspire your creativity? These art projects for kids are sure to be fun and educational. These art projects are different than many others you might see online. These are designed with a higher purpose in mind—giving kids an understanding of the issue of global poverty.

Many of the art projects for kids are based on projects from different countries—projects that kids who are in poverty use to entertain themselves.

As you make these art projects for kids take time to discuss poverty and share how these art projects become prized possessions and toys for children who have very little else.

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A Puzzle With a Purpose


Create a puzzle that features your own artwork and an encouraging Bible verse. Consider using a rubber band to hold the puzzle together and giving to a friend as a fun gift.

  • 8 to 10 wooden sticks from ice pops (such as Popsicles) or the craft store
  • masking tape
  • markers
  • a Bible verse about friendship or kindness (examples below)


  1. TAPE TOGETHER THE STICKS: Line up all sticks lengthwise so no gaps show between, and put two strips of masking tape across them.
  2. ADD A BIBLE VERSE: Flip over the cluster of sticks and use a dark-colored marker to write the name of a Bible verse, like “1 John 4:7,” across some of the sticks. Choose a verse about friendship and kindness below or read the Bible to find different verses!
  3. ADD YOUR ART: Use bright-colored markers to draw a colorful picture in the rest of the space on the sticks. Make sure every stick gets some color on it.
  4. MIX UP THE PUZZLE: Flip over the cluster of sticks and remove the masking tape. Turn the sticks back over and shuffle them. Now try to put your puzzle back together!
Bible Verses
  • "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." — 1 John 4:7
  • "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." — Proverbs 17:17
  • "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up." — Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
  • "Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." — Romans 12:10