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 or drawing paper • Pencil crayon or crayons   DIRECTIONS 1. Students … Read More

Bug Magazine Collage
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Save your old food magazines for this bug collage project. The shiny and colorful fruit, for example, has a whole new look when viewed as bug parts. You can even mix in … 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 for our upcoming holiday show. I took a que from my Harvest … 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 for festive picture that would be great for many different uses. MATERIALS … 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 can print and pass out to students, try my PDF tutorial linked … 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 colors just glide on, the foil adds a richness to the color … 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 of a printed spider and have them fill in the missing side. … Read More

How to Draw a Fox Face
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My How to Draw a Fox Face tutorial will help students fill their page with a large, symmetrical face, that has all kinds of coloring options. • View and Download Fox Face … Read More

Finish the Wolf Face
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When students have a photo to refer to, they are often surprised at what they can draw. In this case, if you have half of a black and white image actually pre-printed … Read More

CD Mandala Art Project
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This mandala art project is an abstract design that uses a circular form. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one center point from which radiate an assortment … Read More

Watercolor Dragonfly
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I’ve found that symmetrical images generally make the best introduction to drawing and painting for young students. It also helps to have the art touch the edges of the paper to overcome … Read More

Finish the Wolf Face
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When students have a photo to refer to, they are often surprised at what they can draw. In this case, if you have half of a black and white image actually pre-printed … Read More

Watercolor Cow Face
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A piece of stock art inspired this simple watercolor cow with bold, colorful outlining. The trick is to trace the drawing of the cow many times with crayon so the color will … Read More

Gingerbread Cookie Painting
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This gingerbread cookie painting is brightened up with colorful crayon details. Kinders can concentrate on just making large, symmetrical shapes while first and second graders can try adding a shadow to give … Read More

Symmetrical Pumpkin
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One more Halloween project. This is short and sweet but makes a very graphic image. 1. Give each student a square piece of black paper and an orange that is half the … Read More

Finish the Animal Picture Drawing
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I often find that if students have an image to look at when they draw, they tend to surprise themselves in what they can do. 1. I used the internet to find … Read More

Alien Names
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Students were delighted to see how ‘alien-like’ their reflected names could be, when traced and colored with crayons. MATERIALS • Copy paper, 11″ x 17″ works well • Black Sharpie Marker • … Read More