Wood Stick Snowflake
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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, so here’s my solution for some inexpensive snowflakes that have a lot more impact than paper ones, if you ask me. 1. Cut circles … Read More

Abstract Winter Trees
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If students concentrate on making a very simple geometric drawing, they can just focus on seeing how precise their painting can be. 1. Have students make tall, skinny triangle templates, … Read More

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree
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I’ve seen some really beautiful decorations made from just clear contact paper and tissue paper. 1. Cut two matching rectangles of clear contact paper. 2. Peel the backing off one … Read More

Scratch Art Turkey
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This scratch art technique is called “sgraffito’, and it works great for turkey feather lines and more. 1. I made a simple line drawing of a turkey (you can download … Read More

“Where I Live” Art Journal Page
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My Art Journal class is focusing on themes that describe their life as they know it. Here is a collage page in my Strathmore Art Journal Kit that I made … Read More

Old Pencil Star
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Save your old pencils to make a very folk-artsy looking star for the holidays. I used mini wood sticks to first make a frame, and then the pencils were glued … Read More

Snowman Matchbox
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Here’s the final project for my Matchbox Art Class, a snowman winter wonderland. I’m so happy I stumbled across this type of art over on Pinterest because it’s got so … Read More

Haiti Art Teacher Exchange Drive
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Donate just $5 to my Haitian art teacher drive and you will receive this brand new 10-page PDF coloring book for free. This book is not available for purchase, so … Read More

Thanksgiving Paper Chains
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I’ve found that students love to turn these paper chains into headbands. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a fun time to make some very Indian-esque looking headware. Maybe … Read More

Watercolor and Crayon Name
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You can give your painting skills a practice while you make a pretty sign for your home or classroom. 1. I recommend starting with  watercolor paper as it will make … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Fox
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Here’s a fun cartoon drawing project that includes a little perspective lesson too. I used Crayola Oil Pastels, for those that like this color palette. • View and download Cartoon … Read More

Luke’s Bean Mosiac
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After watching hundreds of students make mosaics this week, I have to say that this one really stood out. Luke, a 4th grader, made this very simple yet creative design … Read More

Lettering on Acetate
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My afterschool students practiced their lettering with acetate tracings, mounted to photo backgrounds.     1. I printed out this quote “Every Child is an Artist’ using Fink Gothic typeface, graying … Read More

Turkey Coloring Page
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Need a follow up activity for a Thanksgiving lesson? Here’s a turkey coloring page that I think offers more creative fun than your average bird. • View and Download Turkey … Read More

Bean Mosaic
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Mosaic art is the creation of images with stone, glass or other materials. The earliest examples have been found at a temple in Mesopotamia, which means this is one of … Read More

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