Super Bright Pop Out Hearts
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Here’s a twist on my Pop Out Heart Card, with the patterned paper swapped out for some colorful stock found … Read More

Popsicle LOVE
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Here is the first step to making my Popsicle Love Letters project. My afterschool class will be painting theirs with … Read More

Boxed Butterfly
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Art can cross with science in this boxed butterfly project. 1. Fold an origami box lid that is about 4″ … Read More

Valentine Trading Cards
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An art trading card is 2.5″ x 3.5″ in size and fits in a standard baseball card sleeve. They are … 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

Draw a Cartoon Dog
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Here’s what my Drawing Class students are doing tomorrow after school. I think it will work well because it has … Read More

Sharpie Portraits on Canvas
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This is my go-to project for art fundraisers. I’ve shared finished canvases before, but never a full tutorial, so here … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

Martin Luther King Template
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To support all the upcoming lessons about Martin Luther King, I offer this free posterized letter size version of my … Read More

Draw a Winter Cardinal
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I’ve been on the lookout for a new way to draw a winter cardinal. This one, inspired by a stock … Read More

Giacometti Glue Drawing
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Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was a Swiss sculptor, famous for his strangely elongated human forms.  I’ve discovered that drawing these figures … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Boy
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One more new character from my Cartoon Book, a little guy I call Cartoon Boy. • View and download Cartoon … Read More

Draw a Little French Girl
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I’m working on a few more characters for my upcoming Cartoon Drawing book, so I thought I’d share the latest … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Sheep
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Here’s one of my favorite cartoon drawings in my new PDF tutorial format. It’s super simple and great for kids … Read More

Pom Pom Yarn Balls
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I’m in love with these pom pom balls. Save all those scraps of yarn and make these large or small … 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

Paint a Winter Tree
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If you paint a winter tree, you have the chance to study and draw them without any worries about leaves. … Read More

Recycled Coffee Cups for Paint
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I wouldn’t guarantee that these are “spill proof” cups, but they will beat a totally open cup any day. I … Read More

Watercolor, Salt and Snowflakes
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Here is a really simple way to add texture to a watercolor painting. Just sprinkle salt while it’s still wet … 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

Reindeer Drawing
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Ever hear of Flat Stanley? Well, here’s a flat reindeer for your kids to draw. I’ve always thought the real … Read More

Stained Glass Candle
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The good and bad news is that oil pastels like to smudge together, especially when black is around. But rather … Read More

Holiday Ornament Card
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To make this holiday ornament card, try filling the shapes with lots of with lines and patterns and watch the … 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

Winter Townhouse
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Here’s an idea for a painting, a good old-fashioned winter townhouse. Architectural drawing is so much different than drawing faces … Read More

Gingerbread House Watercolor Painting
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I saved this Gingerbread House watercolor painting project for my 2nd and 3rd graders so they could practice making a … Read More

Gingerbread Boy
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If you want to spur a little more creative thinking with a gingerbread boy project, try asking students to add … Read More

Scratch Art Mitten
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Making a scratch art mitten with oil pastels can be rather basic, but have you tried making different color combos … Read More

Patterned Mitten
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I often see students use oil pastels like crayons, as in lightly coloring and shading with them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t … Read More

Giant Nutcracker Mural
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Here are some students coloring a giant printout of my giant Nutcracker Mural. For those that want to bypass the … Read More

Draw a Tugboat
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Tugboats are very basic boats, so they make a good drawing project for even very young artists. • View and … Read More

Draw a Polar Bear
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Here is a very simple but very cute way to draw a polar bear. He is made of just a … Read More

Homemade Holiday Decorations
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Looking for ideas for homemade holiday decorations? I need some for my school’s holiday boutique, so I’m having students draw … Read More

Homemade Snowman Card
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Here’s an homemade snowman card idea that just uses markers and white circles cut from a hole punch. Make your … Read More

Draw a Happy Snowman
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Snowman drawings don’t have to be small and flat. In fact, they are a great chance to make things look … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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If you need to keep the little ones busy today, here’s a coloring page that I hope they joy. Happy … Read More

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

Abstract Watercolor Tree
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This abstract watercolor tree project will help students just concentrate on keeping paint inside simple shapes. If they start with … Read More

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree
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I’ve seen some really beautiful decorations made from just clear contact paper and tissue paper. 1. Cut two matching rectangles … Read More

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