Chalk Pastel Drawing and Glue
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Here is how I made my cover art for a new paper from Strathmore. It’s very thick and black, perfect … Read More

How to Draw Fireworks
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This example of radial symmetry is also a great way to learn how to draw fireworks. MATERIALS • Journal page … Read More

Father’s Day Scratch Art
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This is my favorite way for students to make a scratch art picture, first a black marker drawing, then layers … Read More

Mother Giraffe and Baby Painting
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I wish I could draw like this little girl does. Nola is only in kindergarten, and everything she does just … Read More

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

Draw the White House
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If you are studying American symbols, here’s how to draw the White House. I’ve simplified it as much as possible, … Read More

Draw a Shamrock
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve made a tutorial of how to draw a Shamrock. If you can draw … Read More

Watercolor Resist Hearts
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These watercolor resist hearts use rubber cement to lock in a paint color while the surrounding areas soak it up. … Read More

Collaborative Hearts on Canvas
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Looking for a collaborative project that creates a colorful, finished work of art? Try my favorite combo of Sharpies on … Read More

Valentine Kids from Nebraska
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Here is some Valentine art that is just too cute not to share. Lisa H. wrote,“We live in Nebraska and … Read More

Valentine Tissue Paper Flowers
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This technique for making tissue paper flowers is not new, but I have a new appreciation for its simplicity. If … Read More

Jim Dine Heart
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Jim Dine is an American pop artist, famous for his series of heart paintings. This project uses tissue paper, glue … Read More

Flying Heart Balloons
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My goal with this flying heart balloon painting was to keep things really simple so kids could experiment with their … Read More

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

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

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

Cake Collage
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Try finding a stationary store that is willing to donate damaged specialty paper for a real treat in supplies. This … 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

Be My Valentine Painting
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This Valentine painting was inspired by a simple stock art drawing. I think it would make the beginning of a … 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

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

Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake
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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, so this Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake is my solution for some inexpensive flakes that … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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