Symmetrical Drawing
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I actually ran out of drawing paper recently and tried out this food wrap (dry wax paper) that was left … Read More

Japanese Fan Painting
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If you need a Japanese-themed art project, this works well even for kinders. In fact, I love the “wobbly” lines of … Read More

Japanese Carp Wind Sock
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Carp windsocks decorate the landscape of Japan from April through early May, in honor of Children’s Day. I love these inexpensive … Read More

How To Draw King Tut
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Here’s a combo make in art heaven — gold tempera and a King Tut painting project. Works great for history … Read More

Draw an Adobe Landscape
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Diversity Day is approaching, so I’m trying to integrate each classroom’s chosen country into their art lessons. No small task, … Read More

Elephant Drawing Tutorial
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I like how this tutorial helps students fill their paper, and just focus drawing part of an elephant. MATERIALS • … Read More

La Boca Houses of Argentina
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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is a popular tourist destination because … 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

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

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

Draw Russian Buildings
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Russian buildings are so different from those children are used to drawing. The “ice cream” topped towers look like they … Read More

Symmetrical Watercolor Kimonos
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Students used sandwich wrap paper to draw symmetrical kimono shapes, and then finished with liquid watercolor paint. The transparent tissue … Read More

Oil Pastel Kimono
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Studying the culture from other countries offers a a new perspective on common items such as clothing.   MATERIALS • … Read More

Air Dry Clay Totem Poles
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Here’s a fun totem pole project I found recently over at dickblick.com. Air dry clay formed into animals and stacked … Read More

Egyptian Jewelry
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One more paper plate project – Egyptian collar jewelry. Students cut out the center, painted it with Dick Blick gold … Read More

Dutch Windmills
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This amazing idea comes from Dream, Draw, Create. An uncoated paper plate takes the watercolor really well, and the border … Read More

Draw Amsterdam Buildings
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My students have drawn lots of traditional American style homes, so now I’d like them to try something different. Specifically, … Read More

Chinese Paper Dragon
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Here’s a peek at an Chinese origami-style dragon project. The body is made of 2″ wide paper strips, and it … Read More

Draw a Kimono Girl
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Here’s how your students can draw a young girl in a traditional Japanese kimono. • View and download Kimono Girl … Read More

Double Decker English Bus
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England is famous for its double decker red buses. Here’s an idea for a fun English painting, using cake tempera … Read More

Island Home
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This is another oil pastel over tempera project that worked well for a multicultural theme recently. A teacher wanted an … Read More

Aboriginal Snake Drawing
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My Aboriginal snake drawing was inspired by art from Australia, where there are Aborigines who live today as they did … Read More

How to Draw a Dragon
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Seems to me that kids of all ages love to draw dragons, but they can get rather complex sometimes. I … Read More

Draw Big Ben
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Studying England? Learning how to tell time? Learn about both by drawing Big Ben and then choosing a specific time … Read More

NEW Day of the Dead Mural
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“Dia De Los Muertos” is also known as Day of the Dead, and is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd … Read More

Maasai Portrait
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The Maasai are a group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and Tanzania. They are among the best known of … Read More

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

Coffee Can Totem Pole
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This was my solution to finish off my coffee can totem pole project, going with the kind of “wooden” look … Read More

Native American Totem Pole Coloring Page
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This week I’m going to be making a totem pole with some lucky 3rd graders using old coffee cans, brown … Read More

Kimono Drawing
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Studying art culture from other countries offers a new perspective on common items such as clothing. MATERIALS • Drawing paper, … Read More

Chinese New Year Mural
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The 2013 Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 10th, which is the year of the Snake. I made this … Read More

Aboriginal Lines and Dots
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I read that the Aboriginal dot style of painting actually began in the 1970s when artists wanted to make symbols … Read More

How to Draw Chinese Lanterns
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The Chinese New Year is coming up on January 31, 2014. Aside from learning more about China, students can also … Read More

Maasai African Portraits
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The Maasai people are a tribe located in Kenya. Their distinctive clothing and head dress make them among the most … Read More

Mexican Landscape
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Diversity Day is approaching, so I’m trying to integrate each classroom’s chosen country into their art lessons. No small task, … Read More

Aborigine Snake Drawing
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My Aborigine snake drawing was inspired by art from Australia, where there are Aborigines who live today as they did … Read More

How to Make a Mola
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Molas are handmade textiles from Panama which use a reverse appliqué technique. Several layers of different-colored cloth are sewn together … Read More

Candle Collage Card
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This Candle Collage Card for kinders is one project I keep returning to, I think for over 10 years or … Read More