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

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

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

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

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

Instant Paper Mache Tiles
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Years ago I bought a huge supply of instant paper mache, thinking it was going to be my quick answer … Read More

Tissue Paper and Starch Tiles
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Here’s another take on my tissue paper tile project posted recently, I just wanted to share that there is an … Read More

Student’s Cast Tissue Tiles
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Here they are, my student’s beautiful cast tissue paper tiles, taped on to some chipboard to make book covers. I … Read More

Cast Tissue Tiles
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I tried this wonderful Cast Tissue Paper project today. It worked really well for my range of kinder – 3rd … Read More

Pop Out Valentine Cards
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I’m sure I first saw this Pop Out Valentine card project somewhere in on Pinterest, but I’m not sure where. … Read More

Egyptian Jewelry
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One more paper plate project – Egyptian collar jewelry. Students cut out the center, painted it with Dick Blick gold … Read More

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial
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  Need a pretty but inexpensive project for Mother’s Day? All you need is an old baby food jar, tissue … Read More

Dandelion Pop Out Card
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My Pop Out Valentine Card project got me to thinking about other shapes that could be folded and glued in … Read More

Paper Lion
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My Black Paper Cat worked so well last fall that I wanted to try other color combos. I made this … Read More

Pop Out Cards on a Budget
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This is my 2nd year for making pop out cards with kinders, and I learned a few things about how … Read More

Coffee Filter Heart, in Color
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Here’s what a Coffee Filter Heart can look like, if you soak the filters in liquid watercolor first. I used … Read More

Paper Tiger Sculpture
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My Black Paper Cat worked so well last fall that I wanted to try other color combos. I made this … Read More

Coffee Filter Heart
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Want to make a big fluffy heart for Valentine’s Day? I found this great idea on Pinterest. All you need … Read More

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 … Read More

Paper Chain Tree Card
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I call this paper chain tree my “minimalist” holiday card. Stores like Michaels have lots of pretty scrapbook paper these … Read More

Gingerbread Matchbox House
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Here’s an adorable Gingerbread Matchbox made yesterday by Nya, a fifth-grader. I showed students how to draw a simple droopy … Read More

Matchbox Art Template
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Finally, my promised Matchbook Art Template and instructions. I tried this on several different papers and ended up liking a … Read More

Sticker Snowman Card
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Students can learn how to make their snowman card come to “life” by altering where the face and buttons are … Read More

Paper Chains
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Gum wrapper paper chains have been around for a long time, but the original size is rather tedious for small … Read More

How to Make a Mayflower Ship
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You can learn how to make a Mayflower Ship, using just a few inexpensive craft supplies and a leftover coffee … Read More

Black Paper Cat
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The credit for this Halloween Black Cat idea goes to an old Family Fun Craft book. I just worked out … Read More

Matchbox House
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I started a Matchbox Art class today, after getting inspired by adorable little boxes I found on Pinterest. I ended … Read More

Halloween Black Cat
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The credit for this Halloween Black Cat idea goes to an old Family Fun Craft book. I just worked out … Read More

Gum Wrapper Style Paper Chains
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Gum wrapper style paper chains have been around for a long time, but the original size is rather tedious for … Read More

Cake Box City Building
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One of my favorite things to do is turn boxes inside out. You can often get a really clean kraft … Read More

Valentine Boxes
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I wish all my afterschool classes could go like the one today. I gave my students some supplies (cigar box, … Read More

Heart Collage Valentine
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If you can get your hands on some fancy colored paper, this simple layout can make a really nice card. … Read More

Paper Chain Art
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Paper chain art seems to be most commonly associated with gum wrappers, as was popular in the 1960s. I’ve found … Read More