Your kiddo spent all day keeping herself under control and following rules, rules, and more rules. Now that she’s at home, it’s time to let loose (creatively, that is)! And here’s some good news—your pint-sized Picasso doesn’t need a full-on art lesson in order to get crafty. Instead, check out 10 of our favorite, super-simple ideas that can turn after-school time into an imaginative adventure in no time. See them all below.

Paint with Nature

Paintbrushes, who needs them? Not your child. Get some fresh air after school and gather a few natural items. When your child has plenty of pinecones, stems, sticks and other nature-y items ready, paint like Hands On As We Grow did!

photo: Hands On As We Grow

How do you keep your artists active after school? No trade secrets allowed! Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Erica Loop