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 … 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 … 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

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

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

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 … 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, … Read More

Boxed Butterfly
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Art can cross with science in this boxed butterfly project. 1. Fold an origami box lid that is about 4″ … Read More

Positive and Negative Pumpkin
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I like how this is an example of using both positive and negative shapes, with some built in symmetry. 1. … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … Read More

Butterfly Collage
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Just about any Eric Carle book can make a good visual aid to this project. 1. It is important to … Read More

Giancarlo’s Teddy Bear
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This little teddy bear was drawn a few years ago by a first grader named Gian, who has since moved … Read More

Symmetrical Valentine Birds
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I showed students how to create texture in their watercolor paintings, just by sprinkling a little salt while the paint … Read More

Tiki Faces
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Drawing a Tiki face is all about making symmetrical shapes, and usually captures the attention of some of the more … 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 … 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 … Read More

Funky Witch Feet
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Another idea that originated from stock Halloween illustrations. I think it offers some colorful seasonal fun, and some good symmetrical … 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 … 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 • … Read More