Inside: Celebrate the holidays around the year with these pointillism art projects that are fun and easy to do with kids at home or in the classroom.
In our family, we love holidays.
We have boxes and boxes of holiday decorations for each and every holiday.
And no holiday is too “small” to have its own celebration.
We’ve even been known to celebrate non-holiday holidays like Pi Day and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Day and World Kindness Day.
Because it’s these kinds of celebrations of the big holidays with traditions and the little holidays with the silly and fun traditions that help build a strong family identity.
And as an added bonus, kids love the predictability of the holiday cycle…knowing which holiday comes next and which comes after that.
Maybe that’s why they love holiday countdown calendars and holiday countdown chains.
But they also love arts and craft projects.
And these pointillism holiday art projects are a simple and fun way to help our kids celebrate each holiday from January to December.
What is Pointillism Art?
When I was in college and took the mandated Art History courses, I discovered and then fell in love with Pointillism.
Maybe it’s because it reminded me of those Hidden Magic Eye Puzzles from the 90s.
My professor showed us a tiny, zoomed-in piece of art and all we saw was dots.
Little tiny dots.
Then he zoomed it out to the gloriousness that is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
And once I saw the painting hanging in the Art Insitute of Chicago, I was sold.
The tiny dots that magically turn into gorgeous art is mesmerizing.
I ran across the street from the museum and bought my tiny daughter the board book, Sunday With Seurat
And when my kids were older, we graduated to these kid-friendly art history books on Seurat.
This awesome YouTube Video of Art with Mati and Dada and Seurat is a great way to further explain Pointillism to our kids.
If you have younger kids who don’t have the fine motor skills for Q-tips, get them these Dot a Dot Art Markers and they can create their own art.
Holiday Art Pointillism Projects Through the Year:
These arts and crafts projects are perfect for any time of the year and can easily be done at home or at school.
They can be made into cards or into art projects that make great gifts.
To be a card, paint on cardstock.
Or turn them into art painted on small canvases that you can get at The Dollar Store or here.
Valentine’s Day Pointillism
Related: Valentine’s Day Kindness Love Notes
Rainbow Pointillism for St. Patrick’s Day
Related: St. Patrick’s Day I’m Lucky Notes
Mother’s Day Pointillism
Related: My Mommy Is Poem
Related: My Father Is Poem
Related: Patriotic Thank You Notes to Spread Summer Kindness
Related: Halloween Kindness Note Cards
Pumpkin Art Fall Pointillism
Related: Gratitude Notes for Thanksgiving and Fall
Related: Hanukkah Kindness Countdown Calendar
Related: Countdown to Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar
Winter Snowman Pointillism
Related: Snowman Glyph Project Perfect for Winter Classroom Parties
Dot dot..these holiday art with pointillism projects will help you celebrate all the holidays and seasons…
Want other Year-Round Projects?
Try our Family Kindness Calendar, 365 Days of Kindness Activities:
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