ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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The Serious Benefits of Craft Ideas for Children

The Serious Benefits of Craft Ideas for Children

About an arts-based education

In 2018, Jack Ma, the co-founder and then-executive chair of Alibaba Group gave a speech about the importance of education in the age of artificial intelligence. He stated that in order to build a future where our children can thrive, knowledge-based education should evolve.

Rather, we have to teach things that machines can never catch up with. He defined these as Values, Believing, Independent-thinking, Teamwork, and Care For Others.
These are known as a person's soft parts that make all the difference in their way of life. Allowing your children to understand the value of sports, music, painting, and those that are not teachable through mere knowledge is the key to opening up their minds to endless possibilities.

So, how do you teach these things? Through an art-based education - and that's what we will discuss in the sections below. Our co-founder, Ardak Kassenova, supports this concept and practices this with her own daughters, as well as with the children she teaches at her after-school art club.

The role of influence

Children are like sponges. They absorb everything they are taught rapidly, and their development highly depends on what they are exposed to. This is where an arts-based education through craft ideas for children comes into play. When taught to appreciate from a bigger perspective at a young age, they develop physical and social skills that extend far beyond what they can learn in the classroom.

Creativity, mindfulness, and care for the environment are some traits that engaging with craft ideas for children can help develop. Moreover, children tend to imitate the actions of their parents so this is a good chance to set an example and allow the experience to build a great bond between you. A notable example of this parent-child influence is Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart, one of the most influential composers of the classical era. His father was an experienced violinist who exposed Mozart to the world of music, not knowing that he was training a future master.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his sister Maria Anna and father Leopold, on the wall a portrait of his dead mother Anna Maria, Johann Nepomuk della Croce, 1780

Modern examples include Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, who was born and raised in Silicon Valley. His father, Paul Jobs, was a mechanic who repaired cars. Paul built a workbench in his garage for his son in order to pass along his love of mechanics. According to Steve, he admired his father's craftsmanship because "He knew how to build anything. If we needed a cabinet, he would build it. When he built our fence, he gave me a hammer so I could work with him. I wasn't that into fixing cars, but I was eager to hang out with my dad". Today, we all know the legacy of Steve Jobs and how he revolutionized the world as we know it. Given its timeless and universal benefits, craft ideas for children create an opportunity for parents and children to gear up for some back-to-school activities!

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Steve Jobs as a child with his adoptive father, Paul Jobs

Innovation Through Creation

Have you ever heard of the term 'renaissance man'? It refers to an outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person who is usually clever, adept at many different things, and can withstand almost any situation. The term hails from the Renaissance period which lasted from 1400 to about 1600. Think of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo for the classical era, and Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and Elon Musk in modern times. They are all polymaths whose expertise are a wide range of fields. When they build the habit of constantly dabbling with craft ideas for children, it changes their way of thinking. Neuroscience states that when humans (especially children who are still very receptive to learning) are exposed to new knowledge, fresh brain connections are created. This encourages an innovative mind, one of the biggest traits of successful entrepreneurs. It also prepares them for practicality, building essential life skills - from the smaller and practical tasks like knitting, changing a button, cooking, etc. up to the bigger ones like developing products and ideas.

As a result, children who are exposed to creativity at a young age have the ability to do reverse engineering, or analyzing a situation from the root up. This makes them superb at problem-solving skills, which later on translates to revolutionary thinking in adulthood.

Mindful Living

In the same way, arts and crafts ideas for children is a quick way for them to receive self-satisfaction. As children create something that is truly theirs and see the fruits of their labor right away, it encourages them to create more, providing healthy instant gratification. The experience is intuitive and personal, and working with craft ideas for children using their hands can be a good calming activity; a break from the fast-paced life that we are living in right now.

A Care for the Environment

Children who are taught to reuse, recycle, and up-cycle materials understand that things need not always be disposable and consequently, they become aware of the true value of material things. It is important to explain to them the reason behind these activities while discussing environmental themes, especially in these days when children are strongly fighting the effects of climate change. This will give them a sense of responsibility in the environment.

Reuse, reduce, recycle

"GET ONBOARD: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink." - A temporary exhibition presented by PriestmanGoode at the Design Museum, London. The project aims to raise awareness of how much waste is generated through air travel. On display until 9 February 2020

How can I implement craft ideas for children on my own?

As parents, it is up to us what kind of influence we want to show our kids; however, it is easy to get lost in our schedules, especially when juggling a career, family life, and other activities on the side.

Before you begin practicing different craft ideas for children, here are a few friendly reminders from us! First, encourage all kinds of craft. For example, you can experiment with real gold leaf for crafts. Creativity is applied to everything in life, so it is important that we listen to the child's interests before starting any activity. If they want to learn about things other than what you offer them, then encourage them to do so and immerse yourself in the activity, too. Instead of spending the whole afternoon with your children, commit to a time when you can completely focus and spend genuine quality time with them.

In the long run, it's moments like these that your child will remember.
Of course, have a positive attitude! Children can sense how their parents feel especially when engaging in something together, so don't start any craft ideas for children activity if you are not in a good mood; otherwise, you'd risk putting their spirits down. Take the time that you need for yourself, and get back to your schedule when you feel good and energized. Be ready to send them positive vibes! Taking care of our children and seeing them develop can also be therapeutic for parents.

Craft Ideas for Children

Ardak's daughter (@ardak_zenart) Tamara, crafting and painting nature sceneries and animals

When it comes to playing, it's important not to restrict them to a single task. Random games and activities can be really fun for them, and can contribute to an overall sense of freedom to imagine and create as they please. To ensure that you have proper time for these things, make a list of craft ideas for children good for a week, or even a month!

You can begin with a single activity every day for a week, then see how it goes from there. This saves precious time and energy, as you can prepare your craft ideas for children in advance. Another idea is to organize play-dates at your house, where they are free to have a creative time with their classmates and neighbors. Soon enough, these craft ideas for children will create a bond with other parents too. It's a win-win situation!

And most importantly, attend to your personal well-being. You are your child's anchor, so take care of yourself first and foremost. Have some free time even once a week, get lunch with your best friend, grab your favorite tea from the nearby shop, go to your favorite museum. Arrange new activities at home, and improve your internal connections. Doing what makes you happy is taking care of your mind, spirit, and body.

What activities can I do with my children?

The following craft ideas for children are focused on recycling and upcycling materials that can be gathered from nature. We wish to impart mindfulness for both adults and children, and it is important to actively incorporate it in one way or another in our everyday activities. These examples are taken from the book 365 things to make and do by Usborne. Ready your supplies, and get ready to do these simple yet fun craft ideas for children!

3-step Leaf Printing

Step 1: Pour some thick paint onto an old plate. Add a little water and mix together with a brush, to achieve a little runny consistency.

Step 2: Lay any random leaf (collect from your regular visits to the park) on an old newspaper, with the veins on the underside facing up. Brush a thick layer of paint onto the leaf until it is completely covered.

Step 3: Press the side of the leaf with paint onto a piece of paper to make the print. Brush the leaf again with paint and do another print. Make as many prints as you want, and then leave them to air dry.

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Leaf-printing with green paint

Painting the countryside

Step 1: Use a pencil to draw the outline of the whole painting. Draw a shape of a hill inside the main shape and paint it green. Paint the rest in yellow.

Step 2: When the paint is dry, paint several fields with thick paint. While they are still wet, use the end of a paintbrush to scratch swirls or lines into the paint.

Step 3: Wait until the paint is dry again, then draw some buildings around the edge of the hill. Use a thin paintbrush to fill them in.

Step 4: Paint over the windows and roofs again, then scratch into the wet paint with the end of a thin paintbrush. Add doors and small windows, too.

Step 5: Add red-spotted flowers. Create the stems, then fingerpaint around with pink paint to make a big circle. When the paint is dry, print spots with your little finger. Note: Paint long stems with four stalks at the top!

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Countryside painting in the style of Grandma Moses, by a child age 12 from Elementary Workshop Montessori School, Art For Small Hands, 2013.

Pipe-cleaner bugs

Step 1: Draw a spider's body on a piece of corrugated cardboard. Cut it out and paint it. While the paint is drying, cut four pieces from pipe cleaners to serve a leg.

Step 2: Push one of the pipe cleaners through a zigzag gap in between the layers of the cardboard, near to the head. Add the other pipe cleaners, then bend them.

Step 3: For the eyes, spread glue on pieces of tissue paper. Scrunch them into balls, then roll them between your hands. Glue them on and paint a black dot on each one.

Step 4: You can create a variety of designs out of this! Try a striped bug, one with wings, a segmented body, and a wiggly millipede, too!

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Fuzzy friendly bugs and spiders.

Painting dog portraits

Step 1: Dip a finger into a paint color of your choice and make lots of prints for the dog's figure. Add important details such as eyes, nose, and ears.

Step 2: When the paint is dry, paint the dog's collar and tag. Using a small detail brush, write the dog's name on its tag.

Painting Cats

Easy cat: Use a pencil to draw a cat's head, ears and body, and fill it in. Then, add legs and a tail. Draw a stripe down its head. Use a thin pen to add and a face and claws. Add more stripes on its body.

Collage cat: Make a collage of a cat using scraps of paper. Cut out a body, then a head. Add legs, ears, and a tail. Draw the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Pen cat: Draw the outline of a cat with a felt tip pen. Add stripes. Then, dip a thin paintbrush into clean water and then brush it inside the cat so the ink bleeds.

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Easy and fun cat collage ideas

Potato Printed Park

Tree: Brush watery yellow paint all over a piece of white paper. When the paint is dry, paint a shape for a patch of grass, then leave the paint to dry. Cut a large potato in half. Then, spread green paint on a piece of kitchen sponge cloth. Press the potato into the paint and print it on your picture.

Nest: Print a nest with a quarter of a small potato.

Little bird: Fingerprint a body and head. Use cardboard to print the wings, legs, a tail and a beak.

Bush: Print a bush with a quarter of a potato. Fingerprint circles on top.

Fruit trees: Paint apples, oranges, and lemons onto printed trees.

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Potato Stamping Fall Leaves

Newspaper Collage Fish

Step 1: For background, draw a line of waves across the top of a large piece of thin, blue paper.

Step 2: Scrunch the paper lightly into a ball. Then, smooth it out and glue it onto another piece of blue paper.

Step 3: For a group of fish, cut a strip of paper from an old newspaper. Fold it in half several times and draw a fish on it.

Step 4: Cut out the fish through all the layers of the newspaper. Glue them onto the background, all facing the same way.

Step 5: Still using the newspaper, cut out a boat, a fisherman, and a shark. Paint white teeth and draw black gills on its side.

Craft ideas for children

Newspaper Fish Collage, pp. 102-103 of 365 Things to Make and Do by Usborne

A Journey To Mindful Creativity

The creative benefits of arts and crafts are far more than what we can imagine. Each child is different, and their limits know no bounds. As adults, it is our duty to help our children build a future that's hopeful, sustainable, and maybe much better than our world today. Art is a way of doing that. With these craft ideas for children, we wish you a great journey to mindful creativity with your kids! Happy crafting! Did you like this article? Which part resonated with your personal experience the most? Let us know in the comments below, and we would love to discuss with you!


Ardak Kassenova is a London based contemporary artist, co-founder and creative director of ZenART Supplies. Her visual style-contemporary impressionism-share similar aesthetic qualities with those by the French Impressionists. After 20 years of a successful corporate career, becoming a mother to two wonderful girls, and with the continuous development of her practice by taking private lessons from the best artists she could find; Ardak decided it's time to align her life with her true passion, Art. Driven by this passion and her corporate leadership background, she co-founded ZenART.

"My heart and soul were always with Art, and since my childhood as long as I remember myself, I was dreaming to be an artist. I was painting after work, when I had time, and teaching myself through the books, videos, visiting art galleries and museums. I've been very curious about different techniques and styles, and therefore accumulated knowledge and experience on a variety of mediums."

Read more about Ardak Kassenova in this feature. Say hello to @ardak_zenart on Instagram!



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