5 Sources For Arts And Crafts Project Ideas Online

You don't need to be a professional artist to partake in arts and crafts activities: all you need is dedication, imagination, and a passion for making things. If you're looking for cool and creative project ideas, or are just curious to learn something new, check out the online resources listed here, which offer everything from free classes and tutorials to crafting supplies. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Internet Resources For Arts and Crafts

Name What it Offers
Art Prof Provides equal access to visual arts education on a global scale, removing barriers that exist due to the cost of higher education and private classes
The Artsy Craftsy Cultivates creativity through classes, activities, and creative services
Pop Shop America Features food, drink, DIY tutorials, supply boxes, and craft kits
ACTIVA Produces instant paper mache, the high-quality plaster cloth Rigid Wrap, and colored sand, and offers a variety of tutorials
Artsy Craftsy Mom Offers ideas, information, and inspiration for parents to enjoy and share arts and crafts with kids, with an emphasis on India-themed creations

Art Prof on Creating Global Access

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In Depth

Everyone can enjoy arts and crafts, from brides to be searching for fun and unusual ways to celebrate with friends before the wedding, to children working on class projects. Whether you want to paint, paper mache, or make jewelry, there are an abundance of resources available to provide ideas. Here, in no particular order, are five places providing inspiration for your next creative project.

Entering the list at #1 is Art Prof, where professional artists and professors teach visual arts, with classes in such basics as composition and more advanced concepts like animation. It offers tutorials and project ideas for a wide range of artistic techniques, such as how to carve custom rubber stamps, creating mixed media collages, and plate printmaking, along with tips for recommended supplies.

Its Lectures offer practical tips on how to build and market your creative business and use social media. Its ongoing Critiques series features commentary on art in movies, school portfolios, and celebrity painters, and aspiring artists can submit their work for real time appraisal. You can purchase items from the Art Prof store, including t-shirts, mugs, and tote bags.

You can purchase items from the Art Prof store, including t-shirts, mugs, and tote bags.

At #2 is The Artsy Craftsy, which cultivates creativity through its classes, activities and creative services for corporate. Its curated content features tutorials on such activities as jewelry making and fabric stamping, along with suggested supplies, and local community events. Its mini-craft workshops and courses introduce such projects as Transprinting, Wall Decor Liquid Embroidery, and Wood Painting.

The Artsy Craftsy Friends is a creative network exclusively for artists, crafters, and makers. It offers exposure to photoshoots, interviews, giveaways, or do it yourself tutorials. In addition, participants receive invitations to outings, arts and craft jam sessions, and tips on how to monetize their artistic skills. You can shop its custom handmade or hand painted items for gift ideas and home decorations.

Arriving at #3 is Pop Shop America, which features food, drink, do-it-yourself tutorials, supply boxes, and craft kits. The Adult Coloring Box features coloring sheets in a pad with unique themes such as illustrated scenes of Paris, France, plants, and animals. It also includes posters, bookmarks, and stickers, along with the option of colored pencils.

It also includes posters, bookmarks, and stickers, along with the option of colored pencils.

Craft a Long Classes features tutorials in home, garden, kitchen, and crafts. Topics include Candle Making with Essential Oils, Flower Arranging, Painted Pumpkins, and Origami. Pop Shop America hosts custom events for bridal showers, birthday parties, or a girls night out. It has received media coverage in Houstonia Magazine, LA Fashion Snob, and Good Housekeeping.

In the #4 position is ACTIVA, a worldwide producer of instant paper mache, the plaster cloth, Rigid Wrap, and colored sand. It offers a variety of craft tutorials for such projects as mobiles, magnets, and Air Dry Clay Trinket Dishes. Its list, Sixty Days of Summertime Crafts for Kids, features activities for parents that help keep children entertained once school is out, including Make Your Own Stamps and Upcycled Backpack Charms.

ACTIVA's Art Teacher Mystery Box project encourages educators to create unique lesson plans for the classroom. Three-Dimensional Topographical Mapping teaches students to express where they are in the world, while Biome Boxes, which represent a community of plants and animals with common characteristics, are meant to inspire kids to get creative using living things and places that are of interest to them.

ACTIVA's Art Teacher Mystery Box project encourages educators to create unique lesson plans for the classroom.

Finishing up the list at #5 is Artsy Craftsy Mom, founded by Shruti Acharya. It features ideas, information, and inspiration designed to encourage parents to enjoy and share arts and crafts with kids. It offers such tips as ways to organize craft supplies, how to make homemade clay, glitter glue, and edible paint, and setting up a creative space at home. It has received media mentions from Times of India, Women's Web, and Mother's World.

Artsy Craftsy Mom offers parents and educators India themed crafts and activities to enhance geography studies on the country, including recipes, Indian Republic Day decorations, and Mithila paintings, which are done with fingers, twigs, brushes, and matchsticks. Its shop features planners, party, and educational printables for kids.