Bug Magazine Collage
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Save your old food magazines for this bug collage project. The shiny and colorful fruit, for example, has a whole … Read More

Draw a Simple Caterpillar
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Turns out the best way to draw a caterpillar is by starting with a bunch of lines. I found this … Read More

Mini Craft Stick Picnic Table
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I’ve found a way to make a picnic table with mini craft sticks. Maybe the base for a miniature food … Read More

Protractor Art
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Frank Stella is an American painter who fully embraced the idea that sometimes a painting can just be flat. In … Read More

Draw a Simple Cat
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Two circles get this simple cat drawing off to a good start. If you begin by tracing a roll of … Read More

Super Simple Bug Painting
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This super simple bug painting is great for really young artists. You can’t get much simpler or cuter that this. … Read More

Draw Pete the Cat Tutorial
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Pete the Cat seems to have a lot of fans these days, so I thought I’d make a tutorial on … Read More

Earth Day Collaborative Mural
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Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. It’s easy to decorate if you start with my Doodle Earth Day … Read More

Elephant Drawing Tutorial
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I like how this tutorial helps students fill their paper, and just focus drawing part of an elephant. MATERIALS • … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Fish
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Big, overlapping eyes make almost anything look funny. Especially cartoon fish with big goofy lips. MATERIAL • Cartoon Fish PDF … Read More

Van Gogh Iris Mural from Canada
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This amazing Van Gogh Iris mural comes from Coral Schober in Ontario, Canada. She’s a volunteer Art Image Teacher at … Read More

Growing Grass in a CD Case
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Don’t throw away old, un-decomposable CD cases, turn them into gifts instead. They make great little terrariums, especially with a … Read More

Student Endangered Animals Mural
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Here’s what one 4th grade class did with my Endangered Animals Mural. I love seeing art used in real classroom … Read More

Elements of Art, with Sharpies
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I decided to make an Elements of Art page for my “Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids” book with super simple … Read More

Modigliani Self Portrait Tutorial
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I’ve made a Modigliani self portrait tutorial in hopes that it encourages more to try it out. Something about the … Read More

Bumblebee Watercolor Painting
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This Bumblebee watercolor painting was inspired by a stock art image. I like how the black permanent marker guarantees crisp … Read More

Kandinsky Common Core Art
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How many art projects include art history, Common Core standards AND make something really striking? Not many, and I’ve been … Read More

Ceramic Bird Nest
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These ceramic bird nests were inspired by my friend Jenni Ward’s “Create with Clay 3” ebook. I love how neatly … Read More

Paper Mache Bowls and Colanders
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I’m happy to have found the perfect form for my Paper Mache Bowl class. The dollar store came through again … Read More

Laurel Burch Cat with Metallic Markers
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Laurel Burch had a unique way of drawing cats that left lots of room for pretty patterns and colors. She … Read More

Canadian Flag and Tissue Paper
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Can you believe this mural is made out of craft tissue paper? Thanks so much to Krista Dillon and her students … Read More

Art Journaling and Tea Bags
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Some of my favorite art journal pages I’ve seen just have a sense of freedom to them. The paper can … Read More

Theibaud Cake Mural
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Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist best known for his paintings of cakes in light pastel shades. I exaggerated the … Read More

Model Magic Burger
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Make a pretty realistic looking burger with all the ready made Model Magic colors that are currently available. Your super … Read More

Pop Art Portraits
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Andy Warhol’s repetitive style is fun to duplicate and the perfect example for students to create their own repetitive drawings. … Read More

Painting Flowers
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Students first “draw” the flowers with their paint brushes, and then trace the edges afterward. My other projects almost always … Read More

Pre-K Auction Art
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Yes, you can make some really amazing auction art from a room full of 5 year olds. Celebrate all their … Read More

Model Magic Snail
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This Model Magic Snail was inspired by a cake decoration found over on Pinterest. I love the simple little creations … Read More

Painting with Pre-Kinders
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Teaching color mixing with a large Pre-Kinder class is no small task. This week they layered red on blue to … Read More

Draw a Water Buffalo
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You just never know when you might need to draw a Water Buffalo.These guys have a look that is all … Read More

Art Bots
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Honestly, I haven’t been this floored by a simple idea since I don’t know when. I think I first saw … Read More

Cardboard Cutaway House: Making Beds
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I can’t believe how my students are eating this Cardboard Cutaway House project up! To date I have over 40 … Read More

Klimt Collage
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Try adding some gold to your collage to make a really decorative work of art. Austrian painted Gustav Klimt lived … Read More

Glue and Foil Art
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This project really makes some very inexpensive supplies (chipboard, glue, aluminum foil and shoe polish) look pretty fabulous. I was … Read More

Draw the White House
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If you are studying American symbols, here’s how to draw the White House. I’ve simplified it as much as possible, … Read More

Model Magic Dinosaur
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This Model Magic dinosaur was made by a talented 2nd grader named Daniel T. I had to use a scissors … Read More

Patterned Cat
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This project was inspired by a talented artist named Laurel Burch. She developed an abstract style of painting cats that … Read More

Cardboard Cutaway House Update
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Wallpaper Day for our Cardboard Cutaway Houses. Lucky for me, I knew that you can buy all kinds of pretty … Read More

Abstract Cat Drawing
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This abstract cat drawing made years ago by a 2nd grader is still one of my all time favorites. MATERIALS … Read More

Scratch Art Paper
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You don’t have to buy expensive scratch art paper. If you have some good oil pastels, you can make your … Read More

More Sharpies on Canvas
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More from my after school Sharpies on Canvas class, this time a from a kinder named Zoe. Students worked with … Read More

Painting King Tut
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Here’s a combo made in art heaven — gold tempera paint and King Tut. Works great for history lessons, or … Read More

Kandinsky on Canvas Panels
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This is a match made in heaven, Brush Sharpie markers and Kandinsky on canvas. The brush markers just glide on … Read More

Little Duck Collage
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Torn edges have a way of making shapes that would never happen if you started cutting away with a pair … Read More

Watercolor Sheep Painting
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Here’s a simple sheep painting project, with bodies made of crayons, and then a painted background. The crayons will resist … Read More

Easy Cityscape Painting
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If you team up a tempera cityscape painting with a fat black marker, it makes for a fun and bold … Read More

Earth Day Zentangle Mural
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  Earth Day is coming up next month and to help celebrate, I’ve added a new mural with a zentangle … Read More

Draw a Shamrock
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve made a tutorial of how to draw a Shamrock. If you can draw … Read More

Cutaway Cardboard House
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Here’s a new after school class that I just started, what I call a Cutaway Cardboard House. I bought lots … Read More

La Boca Houses of Argentina
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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is a popular tourist destination because … Read More

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