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These easy art ideas are fun for kids and adults a like! Use them as kids wall decor for a bedroom or playroom, or display your own and your kids’ art skills proudly in the living room, too. 

For more easy wall decor ideas, see our favorite budget-friendly large DIY wall decor ideas, vintage wall art ideas, and DIY canvas art ideas. Plus 50 more creative frames and ways to display art here

60 Easy Art Ideas for Kids Wall Decor

Making new wall art is a fun project, but it can be easy to, uh, how you say… “Pinterest fail” instead of win… So for our Deck The Walls wall decor series, we scoured the web to find fail-proof but frame-worthy easy art ideas and tutorials that even the kiddos could make.

Why not make it a summer project to work together as a family to make some new pieces for your walls? The littles will be so proud to have their handmade kids wall decor hanging on the wall in a place of honor!

Looking for easier than easy? Check out all our printable wall art options!

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DIY Wall Decor Kids Can Make
Abstract and Watercolor Art Ideas 
DIY Art Ideas With Stamps and Mixed Media
Frame-worthy Easy Paper DIY Art
Easy Art Ideas Using Natural and Household Materials

Kid-Friendly Easy Art Ideas for DIY Wall Decor

Even the littles of littles can make classic geometric art (with a little help) following this tutorial by Lemon Thistle.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: toddler finger paint geometric art diy (Lemon Thistle)

Put some wood scraps to use in this pieced artwork (Today’s Creative Life) — it uses one of my favorite color-washed wood techniques!

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy wood scrap wall art (This Girls Life)

Would you guess that this piece is cupcake liners?!? Just add some paint,or paper could work too. (A Home Full of Color)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: painted baking cup wall art (A Home Full of Color)

Easy peasy modern style art? Try these 3 versions.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: 3 easy diy art projects that you can do at home

Update an old piece of art by using letter stickers as a stencil over it. (Aubrey Crawford; this uses book pages underneath)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: word art over painting or book pages (aubreycrawford)

A garland is a great way to add festive color to any room, any time of the year! See A Beautiful Mess for 10 easy variations.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy garlands kids can make to decorate (A Beautiful Mess)

The night sky is fascinating and beautiful, no matter how young or old you are! Bring a little of it indoors with this constellation string art (via Pretty Handy Girl)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: string art constellation (Decor Adventures via Pretty Handy Girl)

Recycle and make a beautiful statement for your walls with this rolled magazine art (Brit+Co).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: rolled magazine wall art diy (Brit-co)

And how about a modern take on an abstract cross-stitch style art piece? Rolled paper plus chicken wire look great! (Sugar and Cloth)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy paper and chicken wire wall art (Sugar and Cloth)

Put some paint markers to work on a geometric art piece (Delineate Your Dwelling, featured here with more easy painted projects)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: painted projects - diy geometric art Delineate Your Dwelling

Easy DIY Abstract and Watercolor Art

In the DIY world, “abstract” means that I can put some paint on it and it might actually be accidental, but it might end up looking really good! And the organic, free-form spirit is perfect for kids and non-artists alike. Try these abstract and watercolor easy art ideas with your family or as a girls’ art night!

Abstract Art DIYs

If you’ve got leftover paint from any project ever (and we know you do!) then follow this tutorial to use it to create a beautiful abstract art piece in your favorite colors.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: DIY Abstract Art From Leftover Paint

Related: Printable Abstract Landscape Set of 4 Season Watercolor Prints

A Beautiful Mess gives you step-by-step instructions for creating a piece like this stunner.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy abstract art diy (A Beautiful Mess)

Two-tone is good, but gold makes it better! (Tutorial here.)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy gold painted art (shopcraftwarehouse)

Expensive tastes don’t have to actually be expensive! Dans Le Townhouse used cardboard to make some Rothko wannabe abstract art pieces.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: abstract colorful art (Dans Le Townhouse)

This colorful stained glass art looks so fun to make! (Smart Schoolhouse)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy stained glass art (smartschoolhouse)

Dress up the abstract by painting a herringbone pattern over it (oohilikethat)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: abstract herringbone art (oohilikethat)

Watercolor Art How-Tos

Watercolors are a schoolroom standard, and the colors can be so beautiful! You don’t have to be a practiced artist to use this medium for some great easy artwork for kids wall decor!

Create as simple watercolor art painting with Lemon Thistle for Remodelaholic.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: Easy DIY Watercolor Painting

A Piece of Rainbow walks you through, step-by-step, to paint these beautiful flowers in just 15 minutes (she has a lovely fall tree tutorial, too!)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy tutorial for watercolor painted flowers (A Piece of Rainbow)

An ombre-style brushstroke art is easy (Bigger Than The Three of Us via Remodelaholic).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: Easy Brushstroke Art Tutorial by Bigger Than The Three Of Us for Remodelaholic

Or go bold and use many different colors for a different style (Cuckoo4Design).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: colorful gold brushstroke art (cuckoo4design)

Bubbles make beautiful organic shapes and the colors blend so gorgeously! (BHG)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy watercolor bubble art (BHG)

Watercolors even make simple circles look amazing, and I love that style of floating frame! (Art Bar Blog)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy watercolor circle art (Art Bar Blog)

See 50 more creative frames and ways to display art here.

You can use tissue paper to get a similar watercolor look (by Fiskars — get instructions here from It’s Always Autumn).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: tissue paper watercolor canvas (via Fiskars)

And even permanent marker on tile can give you some lovely marbled watercolor designs. (via Sharpie Blog — get instructions here at One Little Project)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: colorful permanent marker tile art (Sharpie)

A little bit of this and a little bit of that makes for such easy DIY art ideas! Try these ideas using magazines, book pages, and DIY stamps to create easy DIY kids wall art. 

Mix photos you love with blocks of color for a modern abstract collage. (by Promise Tangeman)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy abstract photo art (Promise Tangeman Blog)

The book pages mixed in these woodland animal collages is perfect! (Alice Wingerden)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: fox woodland animal collage kids can help make (Thoughts From Alice)
Related: Winter Woodland Creature Printable Art Set

Carve your own stamp to make this lovely repeated design (Emma Dime).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy modern geometric stamped art (emmadime)

No stamp kit? Carve a potato! Great stamping on fabric or paper. (via)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: potato stamp on fabric

Use this smart cookie cutter potato stamp trick to make it even easier (Caps Creations).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: use a cookie cutter for a potato stamp (capscreations)

Other fruits and veggies make beautiful stamped patterns too! (Chicago Botanic)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy fruit prints for wall art (chicagobotanic)

Make a block print by wrapping wood with string (Modern Parents Messy Kids via WhipUp)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: modern block and string printing - easy art for kids! (Modern Parents Messy Kids via WhipUp)

Make a mini-stamp using a pencil eraser — all those little dots can add up to a beautiful piece of art! A little metallic doesn’t hurt either 🙂 (via Erin on the Run)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy pointillism painted triangles (Erin on the Run)

Lovely Paper Artwork

Paper (and paint samples) are inexpensive and easy to come by. Try these methods for turning them into lovely easy art ideas for kids (and adults)!

 

A little origami style makes an easy folded paper statement wall (How About Orange)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: folded paper origami wall art diy (How About Orange)

Did you know paper curls easily? Make a paper curl wreath!

Paper pinwheels are easy and cute! (View Along The Way)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy pinwheel wall (View Along The Way)

Let the littles run the circle punch to create this easy modern paper art (MerMag)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy kids diy circle punch art (mermag)

This easy hanging wall collection would look great on any wall! (via Honey Bee Vintage)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy hanging paper wall art (Honey Bee Vintage)

The variation of paper in this stars arrangement is beautiful. (Just a Girl and Her Blog)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: paper star wall art easy diy (Just a Girl and Her Blog)

Elephants? Hooray! Or you could easily cut cardboard and scrapbook paper into any shapes you like. (via)

(Get our printable elephant art here for a similar style.)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy elephant wall art (via hercampus)

Cutting squares is easy — and combined, they can make a gorgeous large wall art, that you made yourself for just a few bucks! Mosaic Wall Art Tutorial here.

Paint chips are fun and easy alternative to using colored paper, too. Layer some letter cut-outs in front for a graphic art piece. (A Beautiful Mess)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy paint chip wall art (A Beautiful Mess)

Cut them in triangles for a modern geometric look (How About Orange).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy paint chip triangle art (How About Orange)

Ombre looks lovely! (Perfect for the gradient paint swatches.) Tutorial here.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: ombre paint chip art DIY project

Put a metal overlay on top for a shiny modern look! (Apartment Therapy)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy diy art - paint chip art with a metal overlay (Apartment Therapy)

Overlapping tissue paper gives fun color gradients while teaching about color theory (Mr HandsomeFace).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy tissue paper art (Mr Handsome Face)

And crepe paper is a fun texture — this petal-type arrangement is great! (Oh Happy Day)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: crepe paper petal wall art (Oh Happy Day)

Cut rectangles of colorful paper look nice arranged in a herringbone pattern (via Sketchy Styles).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: herringbone strips of paper art (Sketchy Styles)

Easy Art Using Nature and Other Materials

It’s lovely to use twigs, branches and other bits of nature or things you can find around the house to make easy art! These ideas are great for kids wall decor they can make themselves. 

Natural Art Ideas

Set the littles to gathering driftwood on your next beach visit, then string it together to make a wood garland (Lemon Thistle)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy driftwood garland (Lemon Thistle)

Jazz up the wood a little bit with some fun painted stripes (TwelveOEightBlog)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: painted driftwood wall hanging (twelveoeightblog)

Or arrange sticks into a shape or letter (Hello Little House).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy stick monogram letters for kids (Hello Little House)

Painted feathers bring a nice natural element with some added color (FreePeople)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: painted feathers art projct (freepeople)

Use a rock or hammer to make pounded prints of flowers and leaves (Garden Therapy).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: hammered flower and leaf art (gardentherapy)

Art Using Household Supplies

Got scrap wood? Cut it into pieces and let the kids paint it for an easy DIY wood art like ours.

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: 3d Wood Art Tutorial @Remodelaholic

Push pins mimic nailheads here for a modern industrial word art. (Metal and Mud)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy thumbtack word art

A simple collection of buttons is fun and colorful (Mod Podge Rocks)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy colorful button art for kids (ModPodge Rocks)

Add a tree for spring color! (Crafts By Amanda)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy button tree wall art (Crafts By Amanda)

A little bit of yarn can go a long way to make a boho chic style tapestry. (For The Love Of)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy yarn art tapestry (For The Love Of)

Weave yarn or ribbon through baskets for a fun textured wall art (Design Improvised).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: embroidered baskets diy art (Design Improvised)

Scrap wood plus nails and string — you can make string art in any shape or word! (tutorial here)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: diy string art tutorial

Embroidery hoops plus fabric = easy color! (Sweet Pickins Furniture)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: embroidery hoop fabric wall art (Sweet Pickins Furniture)

Paint frames and add corkboard for an easy bulletin board wall (Shannon Makes Stuff).

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy corkboard frame gallery (Shannon Makes Stuff)

Wrap cork circles (trivets/coasters!) with fabric and hang them on the wall for a colorful message board area. (Sew Much Sunshine)

Easy Art Ideas for Kids Room Decor: easy fabric corkboard wall decor (sewmuchsunshine)

Easy Art Ideas For Frame Worthy Kids Art Projects, Diy Kids Wall Decor, RemodelaholicFirst published July 1 2015 // Updated April 16 2020
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