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

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

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

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

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

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

Make a Truffula Tree
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I was inspired by Dr. Seuss’ colorful Lorax Truffula Trees, which I recreated a few simple art supplies. MATERIALS • … Read More

Pom Pom Ball Ornaments
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These Pom Pom ornaments were inspired by some fabric ones I saw at Anthropologie. I decided I like mine even … Read More

Mosaic Black Craft Pumpkin
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Awhile back I was experimenting with a black foam pumpkin that I found at Michaels and a parent donated several rolls … Read More

Juggling Balls
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My mini art camp is just two weeks away, and I’m looking forward to trying some more outdoorsy things like … Read More

Glitter Paint and Canvas Journals
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I’m still loving how this inexpensive glitter paint makes any acrylic finish look sparkly and shiny. A good alternative to … Read More

Repurposed Bracelets
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This project was improvised with my Haitian friends and I last week, to fill in after soda tabs ran out … Read More

Foil and Sharpie Suns
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If you’re looking for something different, but don’t want extra prep work, try having students drawing on aluminum foil sheets … Read More

More Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones
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With a little assistance, this project can be done in two classes. Last week my afterschool kids put paper mache … Read More

Painted Pasta Shells
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I’ve seen many projects on Pinterest that use dyed pasta, so I finally experimented with it myself. Although the watercolor … Read More

Starting Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones
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Time for one last paper mache project after school. Here’s a photo that explains how these ice cream cones are … Read More

Pipe Cleaner Dolls
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I made these dolls with some young girls awhile back as a special birthday party project. The pipe cleaner bodies … Read More

Miniature Pies
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Thanks to infarrantlycreative.net for this great mini food art idea. My kids loved making them last week, the only catch … Read More

Super Hero Clothes Pin Dolls
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These Super Hero Clothes Pin Dolls may be more craftsy than artsy, but I keep finding that so many of … Read More

Chrysanthemum Flower Craft
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Here’s a recycled craft that was so popular, students came back today and asked to do it again. It took … Read More

Plaster and Jewels Paperweight
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I made these plaster paper weights with about 30 kids today, and they really enjoyed them. The hardest part was … Read More

Pom Pom Ornaments
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  These Pom Pom ornaments were inspired by some fabric ones I saw at Anthropologie. I decided I like mine … Read More