Color Mixing Hearts
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There are times when it is good to plan with a pencil, and then there are times when you just … 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

Draw an Astronaut
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Here’s one way to spark a child’s interest in science and space. Show them how to draw an astronaut and … Read More

Reader’s Year of the Rooster Mural
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This just in, a finished “Chinese New Year of the Rooster” mural from Alison, a teacher. She opted to use … Read More

Ceramic Textured Fish
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This ceramic textured fish project turned out to be a great way to guarantee even kinders make sturdy creations in … Read More

Cubist Heart
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If you know how to tint and shade with oil pastels, then try testing your skills on this Cubist style … Read More

Ceramic Heart Bowls
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The Dollar Tree store scores again. Some ceramic heart bowls seen on Pinterest started my search for rounded plastic bowls … Read More

Radial Hearts Drawing
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Students can practice radial symmetry with this Radial Hearts drawing. It takes time to fill in the entire paper, but … Read More

Liberty Bell Art
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To honor it’s history, here’s a Liberty Bell art project that uses sgraffito, an ancient scratch art technique. • View … 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

Student MLK mural art from the Bronx
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Thank you to Ms. Serre and Ms. March’s fourth grade class from PS11 in the Bronx, NY. They quickly put … Read More

President’s Day Painting Project
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So it turns out that a coffee filter, Sharpie and watercolor paint can make a pretty great President’s Day painting … Read More

How to Draw Martin Luther King
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I put my portrait drawing skills to the test today to see if I show students how to draw Martin … Read More

Collaborative Martin Luther King Mural
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A reader shared this collaborative Martin Luther King mural photo awhile back, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m amazed … Read More

Draw Grumpy Cat
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Find how easy it is to draw Grumpy cat with my step-by-step tutorial. Luckily, he has some pretty distinctive features, … Read More

Terrarium Painting
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Here’s how to make a terrarium painting, which is a pretty AND educational lesson for studying plant life. I’ve used … 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

Textured Ceramic Box
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Wouldn’t this textured ceramic box make a wonderful Valentine gift? It’s just one of the amazing clay projects in my … Read More

How to Draw a Rooster Head
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In honor of the Chinese New Year that kicks off on Jan. 28, I have created this “How to Draw … Read More

Chinese New Year Mural 2017
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My new Chinese New Year Mural 2017 celebrates the Year of the Rooster. The first day of the New Year is … Read More

Draw Your Neighborhood
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Learn how to draw your neighborhood by focusing on three main areas. This stacked arrangement is my solution for encouraging … 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

Gingerbread House 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

Old Fashioned Winter House
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Old buildings are the stuff of storytelling, so this Old Fashioned Winter House is a perfect for young students this … Read More

Negative Space Tree
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This negative space tree project can really look like stained glass if you use really bright colors. I love the … 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

Watercolor Birch Trees
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This Watercolor Birch Tree project uses tape to block off the tree shapes, and watercolor paint and salt to make … Read More

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

Snowy Winter Silhouette Painting
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I am still struck by how bright these winter silhouette paintings came out, this one by a third grader. I … 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

Snowflake Painting
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Here’s a simple snowflake painting project that was inspired by an illustration on a stock art website. I’ve found some … 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

Draw a Frame
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Here’s a super easy way to draw a frame on your artwork with this fun, precut paper. Add a few … Read More

Watercolor Resist Snowflake Art
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This watercolor resist snowflake art is easy to create with laser-cut wood decorations that are found at craft stores. They … Read More

Scratch Art with Oil Pastels
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Making scratch art with oil pastels can be rather basic, but have you tried making different color combos on one … Read More

Clay Snowman
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This clay snowman is made with holes in his body so real twigs can be inserted when he (or she) … Read More

Draw Santa’s Face
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Looking for an easy way to draw Santa’s face? If so, here’s a simple approach drawing just his head. And … Read More

Snowy Winter Tree Painting
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For this snowy winter tree painting, students have the chance to just focus on the branches without any worries about … 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

Giant Nutcracker Drawings
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     My art room is filled with giant Nutcracker drawings right now, waiting to be lined up in our auditorium … Read More

Elf Feet Drawing
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Try Elf feet drawing for a fun holiday project. The close up view of just the legs and shoes make … 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

Candle Card
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A candle card works well for the holidays as so many religions use them to celebrate. This is simply drawing … Read More

Draw a Teddy
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I taught my students how to draw a teddy with a few simple shapes, and they found many, many ways … Read More

Draw Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
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I’ve made a tutorial on how to draw Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which I believe keeps his cute details, … 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

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

Mosaic Bean Art
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Students can make some beautiful mosaic bean art, thanks to lots of varieties you can find at your local grocery … Read More

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