Join me on Facebook for the Weekend
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I’ll be holding off on new website posts for the weekend, so come join me on my Facebook page for a few days. Not to worry, this site won’t be … Read More

Fundraiser Painting for Little Artists
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I tried one more watercolor project with my T-K class this week, one that I wanted to be successful with as many students as possible for our school’s art fundraiser. … Read More

Sara’s Cartoon Faces
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I had so much fun watching all these faces come to life in my Cartoon Class this afternoon. I saw many students, from kinder through 5th grade, make drawings full … Read More

Positive and Negative Pumpkin
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I like how this is an example of using both positive and negative shapes, with some built in symmetry. 1. Student start with 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of cream paper … Read More

It’s all in the Eyes
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These glowing cat eyes are made from blending a few layers of pencil crayons. White on the bottom, then yellow, and for those interested in more detail, a bit of … Read More

Cartoon Alligator
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My afterschool Cartoon class had fun with this alligator last week. Some kinders needed help, others on up through 5th grade were able to draw pretty cute characters on their … Read More

Scotch Tape Fall Trees
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All the supplies for these fall art trading cards actually came from my local Staples store. It seems they now stock this cool new Scotch Expressions masking tape, which makes … Read More

Pattern Overlapping Snake
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Learning how to overlap shapes is the first step in making art have depth. Students start with drawing a large, overlapping snake. They fill it with crayon patterns and then … Read More

George Washington, Pop Art Style
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You can give Mr. Washington a contemporary look by only using three colors on my downloadable coloring page. Just follow the directions below. 1. View and download Washington Coloring Page. … Read More

"Crafts for Kids" Giveaway Winner is…
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Serena who wrote… “Ohh, looks fun! Thank you!” Congratulations Serena, and a big thank you to all who entered my giveaway. Have a very creative week everyone!

Draw a Cartoon Snake
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I’m finding that cartoon drawing is a great format for kids as any unusual things that happen just seem to add character to the art. Large heads, lopsided bodies, it … Read More

Follow me on Instagram
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If you want a peek at more of my creative experiments throughout the school day, I’d like to invite you to follow me on Instagram. You can see my art … Read More

Van Gogh’s Sunflower Mural
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Vincent Van Gogh painted a total of seven versions of his famous sunflower painting. But for all their amazing vibrant color, no one would buy them until after his death. … Read More

Van Gogh’s Wheatfield
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Wheat Field with Crows, painted in 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh, shows a dramatic, cloudy sky filled with crows over a wheat field. The simple layout is perfect for practicing … Read More

Kaden’s Paper Mache Owl
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I love this paper mache owl that a kinder finished recently. I think he was inspired by my very detailed sample from Haiti, which had all kinds of lines and … Read More

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