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Coffee Filter Watercolor Hearts
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If you press large coffee filters to make them flat, cut them into 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles, and paint them with liquid watercolor paint, you just might get some really pretty cards. My students let them sit on plastic embroidery mesh while paiting and drying, so sometimes... Read More

Sitting Spotted Bird
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Found on Pinterest, a solution to making a bird with legs. Have him sit instead of stand! This little guy is made from about 50 cents worth of Model Magic, a small amount of colorful wire and spray Mod Podge. Read More

Color Wheel Heart
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Combine a color lesson with Valentine’s Day and you may end up with a very pretty card too. Try skipping the heavy pencil lines and give students a heart-punched card that they can use as a stencil. They fill it in with red paint, remove, then outline... Read More

Mini Valentine’s Day Murals
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My mini Valentine’s Day Murals make really fun signs for parties. Purchase the PDF file for just $5 and print as many as you want. • View Mini Valentine Murals in my PDF Shop Read More

Paper Mache Cartons, Painting Day
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These beautiful cartons started off as old plastic Model Magic containers two weeks ago. After two layers of paper mache, they were ready for some paint. I encouraged them to paint a solid background, and then add decorations on top. Next week they will add more lines... Read More

Hole Punch Valentine Card
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All you need is some pretty pink paper from your favorite craft store to make these little valentines. These stamp edges were made with a hole punch, punching just a half hole all around the outside of an art trading card. Read More

Draw the Eiffel Tower
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The Eiffel Tower is a beautiful structure like no other, but it seems to the any drawing tutorials out there are either overly simple or overly complex. This tutorial I worked up last week worked amazing well with my afterschool drawing class. • View and download Eiffel... Read More

Model Magic Giraffe
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This adorable little fellow was made by a kinder today. A KINDER. All I did was show the basics of making a ball body, small legs, neck with a stick inside for strength, and a simple face. Dominic here figured out that the ears needed to be... Read More