Mixing Colors for a Fall Leaf
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There is no digital replacement for mixing colors for a fall leaf painting, and I was reminded again how much … Read More

Free Thanksgiving Mural
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In the spirit of giving this holiday week, I’d like to offer this free Thanksgiving Mural PDF template. The five-page … Read More

Draw a Turkey
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Here’s my popular “Draw A Turkey” tutorial in a format that is more computer friendly. If you prefer something you … 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

Beginner Weaving Project
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I found my new favorite beginner weaving project that takes very little prep work, is inexpensive, and still makes a … Read More

Turkey Coloring Page
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Need a follow up turkey coloring sheet for a Thanksgiving lesson? Or maybe just looking for a good adult coloring … Read More

Sharpie Winter Landscape
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To wrap up my Sharpie Blog Roll, here is a Sharpie Winter Landscape project that I found works well for … Read More

Sharpie Blog Roll and Giveaway
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BLOGGER TO VISIT on Monday, Nov. 14: Mini Matisse “Fibers and Sharpies”     BLOGGER TO VISIT on Sunday, Nov. … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Turkey
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For something new, draw a cartoon turkey and then make up a funny story about him or her. This guy … 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

Veterans Day Poppy Painting
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Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, is the day our country sets aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably … 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

How to Draw an Alpaca
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In case you need to learn how to draw an Alpaca, here’s the perfect tutorial for you. Alpacas have been … Read More

Travel Journal Page
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I used two laws of perspective to help give this travel journal page drawing some depth. With distance, similar shapes … Read More

Koi Fish Watercolor Project
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This Koi fish watercolor project has been one of my most popular pins on Pinterest since it went up a … Read More

How to Paint a Pumpkin
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Here is a look at my how to paint a pumpkin instructions, if you’d like a peek at one of … 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

Easy Ceramic Cupcake
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This easy ceramic cupcake project is my very favorite, which I save every year for Mother’s Day for kinders. I’m … 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

More Witch Hat Scratch Art
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My students have been making these Witch Hat Scratch Art images all week. And as I mentioned before, I’ve learned … Read More

Witch Hat Scratch Art
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I love how this witch hat scratch art pushes students to color heavily. It takes two coats of coloring to … Read More

Paint A Crankenstein
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To learn how to paint a Crankenstein, you must first read Samantha Berger’s book on how you might spot such … Read More

Drawing Witch Feet
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I found this drawing witch feet idea in some stock art Halloween illustrations. It offers colorful seasonal fun, and some … Read More

How to Draw a Haunted House
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When students learn how to draw a haunted house, they can practice their architectural drawing while changing just a few … Read More

Halloween Cat Painting
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This Halloween cat painting has a pretty high cute factor, and is easy to draw too. It is also very … Read More

Draw a Bat, and the Perfect Book
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My first graders were shown how to draw a bat, but only after learning some more about them in this … Read More

Day of the Dead Sharpie Art
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To make some super Day of the Dead Sharpie art, try coloring on aluminum foil. Besides the fact that that … Read More

Symmetrical Drawing Practice
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Here’s a fun way to get some symmetrical drawing practice, and create a fun, spooky image too. Give students half … Read More

Draw a Cat Face
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In my search for some new art ideas, I found an extreme close up of a black cat face that … Read More

Draw a Vampire Bat
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You can draw a Vampire bat without it being scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. … Read More

Mosaic Art with Tape
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The best reason to make this mosaic art is the ease take comes with using tape. Anyone who has tried … 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

Plaster Bandage Crafting
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I think I found the beginning of a great plaster bandage craft project, I just need to decide how I … Read More

Bat Painting, Silhouettes on Coffee Filters
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A fun way to make a bat painting as the permanent marker makes it easy to draw and color, and … Read More

Draw a Tiger Face
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If you can draw an oval, curves and triangles, then you can most definitely draw a tiger face. This guy … Read More

Draw a Pickup Truck
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You can draw a pickup truck by putting a few simple shapes together. Download my tutorial and draw one like … Read More

Transparent Line Art Leaves
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These line art leaves are a great project when studying the elements of art, specifically the power of lines. An … Read More

Student Chalk Pastel Apples
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A quick look at how some of my 4th graders made their apple drawings last week. I love how the … Read More

Batik Pumpkin Art
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This batik pumpkin art is meant to imitate the real thing, a resist-dyeing process that originated in Indonesia. Children can … Read More

Draw a Fall Tree
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To learn how to draw a fall tree, try thinking of it as a series of branches, and not just … Read More

Magazine Collage Card
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I’ve been inspired by scrapbook artists and the magazine collage art they often create. This project lets students get creative … Read More

Fall Leaf Sharpie Art
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You just can’t beat the color and precision you get when you make fall leaf Sharpie art with the new … Read More

How to Draw Frida Kahlo
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A few key features will help you learn how to draw Frida Kahlo like a pro. She was a Mexican … Read More

Student Portfolios
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Looking for inexpensive student portfolios? Tired of stuffing your student’s art in floppy folders that don’t stand up and are … Read More

How to Draw An Apple, and Shade it Like a Pro
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If you want to learn how to draw an apple, you don’t have to settle for just a flat shape. … Read More

Terra Cotta Ceramic Owl Project
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I tried this ceramic owl project out this week, and loved the simplicity of it. I have learned that children … 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

How to Draw a Gorilla
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Cute animals are always fun to draw, but here’s how to draw a gorilla with a little attitude. He is … Read More

Easy Snowflake Art with Paint and Paper
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Here is one way to make easy snowflake art with paint and paper. Try blending several shades of blue on … Read More

Abstract Art Cat
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Turn a simple drawing into an Abstract Art Cat by just dividing the page into quarters, and changing colors accordingly. … Read More

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