March is Youth Art Month – Here are Some Kids’ Craft Ideas!

*UPDATED 2/19/14

Youth Art Month According to the National Art Education Association (NaeA), Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. I absolutely love all sorts of arts and crafts, from paper crafts to yarn crafts, and everything in between!

Youth Art Month was created in 1961 by ACMI, a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the NAEA. In 1984, ACMI created CFAE to administer the national program and encourage funding for the program. Current members of the Council include: ACMI, which provides all administrative support and the majority of funding for national Youth Art Month; NAEA, whose members carry out local activities and whose state affiliates help fund state programs; The SHIP, a group of art materials exhibitors at the annual NAEA Convention; and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a volunteer women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Other involved organizations include the Association of Crafts & Creative Industries, Hobby Industries Association, and National Art Materials Trade Association.

March is also the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Purim and SPRING!

Here are some great ideas to use art in your classroom and with your children to celebrate Youth Art Month:

General Art Projects

St. Patrick’s Day



Looking for some great kids’ crafts? Here are our top picks to help you make the most out of Youth Art Month!



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