Big Cardboard Numbers
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 These big cardboard numbers were for my school’s culmination ceremony. Lucky for me, all materials were already on hand, but … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Core Snake Project
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This Common Core snake project uses two different kinds of patterns. One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, … Read More

Make a Penguin
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If your students are studying penguins, consider adding this Model Magic project. There’s also now available a very creative penguin-themed … Read More

Valentine Tissue Paper Flowers
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This technique for making tissue paper flowers is not new, but I have a new appreciation for its simplicity. If … Read More

Mini Canvas Art
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I brought back one of my favorites, mini canvas art, for an after school class today. Mini canvases, brush Sharpies … Read More

President’s Day Popsicle Stick Log Cabin
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Mini craft sticks are just the right size to make a cute little popsicle stick log cabins. MATERIALS • Mini … Read More

Cheap Art Supplies at NAEIR
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I recently found an amazing site that has some really cheap art supplies, among many other things. NAEIR offers official … Read More

Nevelson Found Sculpture
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This Nevelson found sculpture was inspired by her creation of wood assemblages. Louise was a passionate artist who worked hard … Read More

Pipe Cleaner People
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These little pipe cleaner people are easy to make and fun to pose with their bendable legs and arms. They … Read More

Z-Fold Holiday Card
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There’s nothing like a homemade card. I tried this Z-Fold Holiday Card to make a quick “quilted” image that didn’t … Read More

Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake
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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, so this Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake is my solution for some inexpensive flakes that … Read More

Miniature Snowman
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Here’s a Miniature Snowman project that I did after school with a matchbox class awhile back. There’s just something irresistible … Read More

Craft Stick Snowflake
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I came up with this Craft Stick Snowflake to help students make a special gift for their parents that is … Read More

Quilling Snowflakes with Bread Ties
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Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you … Read More

Model Magic Gingerbread Cookies
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These Model Magic Gingerbread Cookies are so easy to make, thanks to the perfect gingerbread Model Magic color, also known … Read More

Snowman Pop Out Cards
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These snowman pop out cards are easy to make, even with a large room of kids. Just be sure to … Read More

Mosaic Picture Frame
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This mosaic picture frame is actually just an old CD that is cut up and glued to a wooden frame. … Read More

Recycled Pencil Star
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This recycled pencil star idea came about from seeing lots of half-used pencils in my room. I have boxes of … Read More

Paper Cactus
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Thanks to craft paper punches, projects like this paper cactus are totally possible even for classrooms. I just recommend pre-punching … Read More

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Craft
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Add a little holiday color with this pipe cleaner Christmas tree craft. It’s super quick, and actually doesn’t even require … Read More

Cake Sculpture, Miniature Style
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Here’s an easy way to make a very yummy looking cake sculpture, thanks to all the great food-looking colors that … Read More

Paper Mache Cardboard Letters
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You can make your own paper mache cardboard letters and help recycle some trash at the same time. No need … Read More

Halloween Boxes with Sharpies
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My favorite part of these little Halloween boxes is the color combination. I love the soft orange and matte black … Read More

Make a Tractor from Popsicle Sticks
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Thanks to Glued to my Crafts for this great idea of how to make a tractor from popsicle sticks. I … Read More

Mayflower Ship Craft Project
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You can learn how to make a Mayflower Ship craft project, using just a few inexpensive craft supplies and a … Read More

Fall Leaf Matchbox Art
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Little miniature paper leaves inspired this week’s Matchbox Art project. The best part was finding that they could be colored … Read More

Matchbox Seashell Art
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I’m tried some new Matchbox Seashell Art projects, and have found a lot of inspiration at my local Michaels store. … Read More

Corrugated Owls
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These little corrugated owls will give students a chance to practice their paper rolling skills, and a bit of patience … Read More

Craft Stick Crate Tutorial
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As promised from a few days ago, my Craft Stick Crate tutorial. I can imagine these as a fun gift … Read More

Paper Plate Flower
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I was totally inspired by this Paper Plate Flowers project at Pink Stripey Socks and have it planned for my … Read More

Craft Stick Crate
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I’m still playing with a stash of craft sticks from Pacon, and tried to make a copy of this little … Read More

Mini Match Stick Easels
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I made these mini match stick easels with little craft sticks that Pacon recently let me take for a spin. … Read More

Craft Stick Loom Project
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I tried this craft stick loom project out last year and really liked it as an intro to weaving. The … Read More

Friendship Bracelet Tutorial
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Did you know that friendship bracelets are made with six colors because that’s how many letters are in the word … Read More

Rumpled Quilt Skins get their own FB Page
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If anyone has ever wondered about my “Sewing Patterns” tab before, here’s a quick explanation. Before I was an art … Read More

Model Magic Worms
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I’m going to try these little worms tomorrow in my last Model Magic class for the year. I have so … Read More

Common Core Cork Craft
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You can make a cool pattern AND remind young students that triangles are always made with just three sides. Could … Read More

Model Magic Very Berry Pies
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My art room turned into a bakery this afternoon with these little Model Magic pies. MATERIALS • 8 oz. or … Read More

Big Head Model Magic People
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Today’s Model Magic students made little people again, but this time with extra large heads. I’m loving how this material … Read More

Simple Paper Sculpture
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This paper sculpture project I tried out goes in the “keeper” file. I challenged kinders to make curly, zig-zag and … Read More

Mom Pop Out Flower Card
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My students are learning how to make pop out flowers this week, which make a pretty nice Mother’s Day card. … Read More

Magazine Bowls
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These magazine bowls are fun to make and truly about reusing that which just ends up in the trash. Roll … Read More

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