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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victorian House
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This old-fashioned Victorian House is the stuff of storytelling. It’s tall shape and old windows are fun for children to … Read More

Draw the Grinch
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You can learn how to draw the Grinch’ with a very mischievous face with my step-by-step tutorial. I’m going to … Read More

Poinsettia Art
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Make some pretty poinsettia art by just tearing shapes from tissue paper. The torn shapes just naturally look a lot … Read More

Bleeding Tissue Paper Skies
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This was such a fun bleeding tissue paper discovery. Turns out if you cut small squares, and apply them with … Read More

Winter Tree Landscape
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This winter tree landscape makes use of a simple idea, namely that torn paper looks a lot like the bark … Read More

Nutcrackers with Fancy Patterns
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You wouldn’t believe what a little gold can do for a painting. These nutcrackers looked nice when painted with tempera … Read More

Santa Bear in Tempera Paint
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This Santa Bear is a great project for those as young as kinder or so. The simple shapes allow for … Read More

Holiday Matchbox Art
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My Holiday Matchbox Art kids did a great job today, as they experimented with adding mini pom poms to their … Read More

Kinder Holiday Cards
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Making holiday cards with kinders may sound like a fairly simple task, until you factor in all the details. Is … Read More

Pom Pom Ball Ornaments
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These Pom Pom ornaments were inspired by some fabric ones I saw at Anthropologie. I decided I like mine even … Read More

Visual Art Instructions
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Here is my experiment in diagramming art instructions. Maybe visual projects need visual instructions? It would be interesting to truly … Read More

Cardinal Painting
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This cardinal painting was a favorite with parents when it was used for a art fundraiser project this year. The … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Pencil Star
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This old pencil star idea came about from seeing lots of half-used pencils in my room. I have boxes of … Read More

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