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

Watercolor Birch Trees
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This Watercolor Birch Tree project uses tape to block off the tree shapes, and watercolor paint and salt to make … 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

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

Draw a Polar Bear
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Here is a very simple but very cute way to draw a polar bear. He is made of just a … 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

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

Sticker Snowmen Card
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Students can learn how to make their sticker snowmen card come to “life” by altering where the face and buttons … 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 a Victorian Town
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Here’s a lesson in how to draw a Victorian town. If you are going to practice drawing buildings, why not … 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

Snowman Snow Globe
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Here’s a very kid-friendly way to make a snowman snow globe. All you need is a plastic cup with attached … 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

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

Draw Fancy Nutcrackers
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I’ve found that drawing fancy nutcrackers are a great body proportion lesson, not to mention practice in symmetry, but I’d … Read More

Snowy City Night Painting
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This snowy city night painting uses of the less talked about watercolor techniques for shading color. This Starry Night inspired … 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

Draw a Winter Cardinal
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I’ve been on the lookout for a new way to draw a winter cardinal. This one, inspired by a stock … 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

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

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

Patterned Mitten
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I often see students use oil pastels like crayons, as in lightly coloring and shading with them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t … Read More

Abstract Watercolor Tree
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This abstract watercolor tree project will help students just concentrate on keeping paint inside simple shapes. If they start with … Read More

Snowman Matchbox
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Here’s one of my recent favorites, a Snowman Matchbox project that I think I enjoyed watching as much as the … Read More

Kinder Snowman
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This is a kinder snowman and book match is about as good as you can get. “The Biggest, Best Snowman” … Read More

Geometric Winter Landscape
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This Geometric Winter Landscape project will help students focus on making lots of shades of green. I asked mine to … Read More

Victorian Winter House
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Old-fashioned buildings are the stuff of storytelling, so this Victorian Winter House is a perfect for young students this time … Read More

Draw a Layered Landscape
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If you learn how to draw a layered landscape, your art with naturally have more depth to it. Follow this … Read More

Geometric Winter Trees
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This Geometric Winter Trees project will help students focus on making lots of shades of green. I asked mine to … Read More

Dry Brush Winter Painting
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This lesson was designed to show students how pretty layered colors can be when using opaque paints, such as acrylic … Read More

Winter Birch Trees
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This Winter Birch Tree project uses tape to block off the tree shapes, and watercolor paint and salt to make … Read More

Draw a Winter Town
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This lesson on how to draw a winter town is fun for those that enjoy drawing buildings. I’ve found it … Read More

Draw a Simple Cardinal
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I’ve been on the lookout for a new way to draw a simple cardinal. This one, inspired by a stock … Read More

Stained Glass Tree
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This can really look like a stained glass tree if you use bright colors in the negative space around the … Read More

Tinted Christmas Tree Painting
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This tinted Christmas tree picture looks best with just white crayon lines (no pencil) so my lesson plan uses mostly … Read More

Draw an Old Fashioned Town
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This lesson on how to draw an old fashioned town is fun for those that enjoy drawing buildings. I’ve found … Read More

Tinted Christmas Tree Painting
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This picture looks best with just white crayon lines (no pencil) so my lesson plan uses mostly tracing of cut-out … Read More

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