Magazine Color Collage
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Collage is a French word which means “glue.” The term was coined by Braque and Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century, when collage became a distinctive part of … Read More

Fruity People Collage
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One CA Visual Art Standard centers around how to create feelings with one’s own artwork. This book “How Are You Peeling?” is full of some very creative photographs of fruit … Read More

Recycled Magazine Bowls
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In honor of Earth Day, I’m having a Recycle Art Week at my school. These bowls are fun to make and truly about reusing that which just ends up in … Read More

CD Case Diorama
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Here’s one more recycle project – using a CD case, cardboard boxes, and dried beans. 1. Collect clean cardboard packages, such as those used for cereal, crackers, pencils and markers. … Read More

Egg Decorating from Macedonia
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Lila Arsova, a teacher from Veles, Macedonija, recently sent me this wonderful series of photos showing how she decorated her eggs with some very colorful springtime napkins. I think her … Read More

Recycled Mini Books
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This is good for Earth Day or anytime you wish to make a recycling project. I’ve started to save cereal and pasta boxes all year round so that I have … Read More

Student Art from Arizona
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This art comes from Arizona, where Elizabeth White taught her second graders how to make shades of red and blue, and then painted my Lincoln and Washington mural. I love … Read More

Flower Watercolor Painting
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Almost every elementary student can draw a flower, but are they aware of the many different shapes and sizes that exist? 1. I started by drawing a large collection of … Read More

How to Draw a Hen and Chicks
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I’m always looking for simple drawing ideas that are easy to shade. This one works and makes a pretty picture too. 1. On a 9″ x 12″ piece of paper, … Read More

Maasai African Portraits
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The Maasai people of African are located in Kenya. Their distinctive clothing and head dress make them among the most well known of all African tribes. A marker drawing on … Read More

Paper Mache Earth
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The base for this paper mache globe is a beach ball. It gave the necessary round shape and was pretty sturdy to work with as well. Session 1: I had … Read More

“Crafts for Kids” Giveaway
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This craft magazine comes from Family Fun, and it’s full of down-home, do-it-yourself projects that are designed to keep kids creative and entertained at the same time. It’s 96 pages … Read More

Homemade Watercolor Easter Card
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Here’s an idea for a pretty Easter Card. Grid formats are fun to play with so feel free to make your own variation of this drawing. 1. I started by … Read More

How to Draw a Truck
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Every time I do a geometric drawing lesson like this, I am reminded that some students who yawn at the idea of drawing organic shapes, will work for hours on … Read More

Rainbow Painting
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This project offers students a chance to practice either wet-on-wet or dry brush watercolor painting. I used both for my sample. 1. I had the students paint without the aid of a pencil … Read More

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