Parents' Guide to

Art Attack

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

How-to show inspires creativity through fun craft projects.

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age 11+

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age 12+

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age 2+

Grew up watching this awesome show!

I'm not sure what's with all the other reviews on this page, but man, I grew up as a fan of Art Attack! Neil is such a talented, affable guy who knows how to communicate with kids! His ideas are inspiring, full of child-like wonder, and fun to play around with. A lot of my love of art came from watching Neil demonstrate such creativity in my early childhood. His crafts are quite simple and no matter what skill level you are at, you can always enjoy making your very own version of Neil's crafts. Neil constantly maintains a positive attitude and always encourages his viewers to let their imagination run wild. Neil made my childhood. Love this show SO MUCH!

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

If you're looking for some creative inspiration, look no further than Art Attack, a lively British kids show inspired by the long-running '90s series that makes the arts-and-crafts process seem quite the scintillating endeavor. All of the projects featured in the show are kid-friendly and make use of basic materials like paper, string, and paint, and they're sure to please kids who love to create. Even better, the host repeatedly reminds kids of the value of making each work of art his or her own, which encourages their sense of creativity rather than their inclination to copy what they see him doing.

If crafting is your thing, then you'll have just as much fun as your kids do in replicating these fun projects at home, but consider yourself warned: The show's brisk pace and the magic of TV editing make the creation process seem much faster -- and less messy -- than it likely is in real life. This isn't a how-to that's paced so you can make your project along with the host; it's more like a quick synopsis of the steps before the finished product's big reveal. The good news is that it will get your crafty kids' wheels turning; the flipside is that it falls on you to make the magic at home.

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