Mini Fish Sculpture
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Here’s an idea for a mini play dough sculpture. I punched a hole in a wood craft board, inserted a mini dowel with a little glue, and placed my sequined … Read More

Purple Headed Robots
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It was time for a color mixing lesson for the pre-K kids today, so at the teacher’s request, we made it very simple and geometric. Templates were used for the … Read More

Thumb Owls
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Thanks to Mrs. Knight’s Smartest Artists for this great idea on how to make a hollowed out owl. Just create it on your thumb!

Chinese Paper Dragon
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Here’s a peek at an Chinese origami-style dragon project. The body is made of 2″ wide paper strips, and it turns out the Staples brand is the perfect weight, not … Read More

Another Miniature Ice Cream Cone
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Here’s another cute little cone made in last Friday’s Miniature Art Class. Students could follow up with a lesson on proportion by drawing a background that either makes the cone … Read More

Draw a Kimono Girl
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Here’s how your students can draw a young girl in a traditional Japanese kimono. • View and download Kimono Girl Tutorial

Shadows with Watercolor
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If you’d like to add shadows to your watercolor painting, you don’t have to add black, like you would with tempera paint. Try painting two or three layers for a … Read More

Chinese New Year Mural, just $5
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The Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 19th this year. I’ve made a mural for the “Year of the Goat” that celebrates the paper cutting style invented by the Chinese. … Read More

Miniature Ice Cream Cones
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Some smart teacher once told me she only bought white Model Magic play dough and colored it with markers. That trick was a lifesaver today when I needed to improvise. … Read More

Recycled Cardboard Masks
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Did you ever realize that sometimes you just make projects more difficult than they need to be? I’ve always liked the idea of working with masks, but couldn’t get excited … Read More

Drawing with Glue
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Here’s what an amazing 2nd grade girl, Emily, has done in a series of glue drawing projects. Students were advised on how to make super simple line drawings with white … Read More

Draw the US Capitol
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For students that may be studying US history right now, here’s some aid in drawing the US Capitol. Starting with grid paper and having a finished drawing to refer to … Read More

Finish the Valentine Face
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Here’s a creative exercise that could be saved as a Valentine card, if everything goes well. Try printing my sample pdf below, fold it in half and have students create … Read More

Color Study, Paul Klee Style
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Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was an modern art master who fell in love with color after a visit to Tunisia. I love his “Ancient Harmony” painting that twinkles with … Read More

Cartoon Drawing for Kids
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It’s finished – my brand new Cartoon Drawing for Kids ebook. It includes some never-before-posted projects, and can be downloaded for just $5 at my PDF Shop.

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