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Veronica’s Kitty
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Here is the perfect example of why I love kid’s art. Because this kinder kitty by Veronica has about a thousand times more personality than my sample posted yesterday. This just screams kitty love, don’t ya think? Save Read More

Newspaper Cat Collage
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I love the idea and look of making collages with old newspapers and books, but the reality of it brings problems when trying to make consistent supplies for 150 students. Solution? Technology to the rescue with a scanner, printer and parchment paper. (This project is for new... Read More

Draw a Storybook Bunny
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For instant cuteness, try adding clothes to your animal drawings. All kinds of personality seems to just jump out at you. • View and download Storybook Bunny PDF tutorial   Save Read More

Matchbox Seashell Art
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I’m trying some new Matchbox after school art projects, and have found a lot of inspiration at my local Michaels store. These colorful little sea shells were perfect for a beach-themed box. MATERIALS • Matchbox PDF Template (sleeve, tray and insert) • Papercutter or scissors • Stabilo... Read More

Color Stick Drawings
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There are so many new skills I am looking forward to teaching my students this year, but it occurred to me that they all might be pointless if they still take shortcuts on their coloring. I plan to give my kids some options for very, very simple... Read More

Kinder Circle Flowers
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What to do for a first kinder class can be a dilemma. Make it too easy and you feel like you’re phoning it in. Make it too complex and some may decide that art is hard, not the first impression you want to make. This project worked... Read More

Fall Filter Trees
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If you’ve every tried painting on a paper towel, and enjoyed the way the color just soaks in, then you will love this project. Turns out that coffee filters create the same effect, but as a bonus, are great for crayon rubbing too. Put that together with... Read More

Corrugated Owls
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These little owls will give students a chance to practice their paper rolling skills, and a bit of patience with craft glue as shapes may need to be held together for a moment before they set. MATERIALS • Corrugated cardboard • Scissors • Aleene’s Quick Dry Craft... Read More