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Making Robots with Kinders
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I discovered a great new Scholastic book called “Unplugged”, which features a main character called Blip. It has a great message and is great for teaching shapes to kindergarten students. MATERIALS “Unplugged” book by Steve Antony Black card stock paper Paper cutter Circle paper punch, 2″ Crayola Metallic Markers Glue stick Scissors DIRECTIONS PREP: Pre-cut paper shapes for all... Read More

Cinco de Mayo Craft
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Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5th, is widely accepted as a moment to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. Decorating food containers to look like sugar skulls is a fun and easy Cinco de Mayo craft for students of all ages. MATERIALS White Paper Ice Cream Containers PDF Sugar Skull Line Art Pencils Sharpie marker, black, fine tip Sharpie markers,... Read More

Recycled Tin Can Crafts
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I’ve always hated throwing away old tin cans. They just have too many recycling possibilities. These tin can crafts are included in my upcoming “Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids” book. MATERIALS • Old soup cans, washed and clean • Foil tape, from hardware store • Sharpie, fine tip, black • Sharpie, brush tip, variety of colors DIRECTIONS 1. Cut strips... Read More

How to Draw a Dandelion

Practice your fine marker skills with this dandelion drawing step by step project. Careful drawing and tracing will make a very pretty and delicate looking flower.  MATERIALS View and download Dandelion PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Sharpie marker, ultra fine tip DIRECTIONS Draw center grid lines on paper, lightly, in pencil. Follow the drawing instructions as shown on the tutorial.... Read More

Overlapping Art, with Architecture
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One of the steps to go from drawing flat landscapes to ones with depth is to create overlapping art. This project plays with the idea, and need not follow any perspective rules. Young artists can just have fun making lots of 3D looking buildings that completely fill their page. MATERIALS • Overlapping Buildings PDF Tutorial • Drawing or multi-media... Read More

Earth Day Murals in the Classroom
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My large collaborative murals make great classroom projects, and Earth Day is the perfect time to try one out, if you haven’t already. Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, and calls for the awareness of our beautiful planet. A large group mural (or several smaller ones) gives a chance for every student to be involved. The... Read More

Earth Day Water Conservation Collage
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Earth Day projects are a great theme for a collaborative classroom collage. Why try to make 24 or so small works of art when one big one has much more impact? MATERIALS • Butcher paper, 3 ft or so • Old magazines • Scissors • Glue sticks, about 3 or 4 DIRECTIONS 1. Draw a 3 foot tall or... Read More

Student Endangered Animals Mural
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An endangered species for kids project could begin with my PDF mural. Here’s what one 4th grade class did with my Endangered Animals Mural template. I love seeing art used in real classroom settings. “We used the art as a springboard to research. Thank you for an amazing project. My 4th graders absolutely loved this and as you can... Read More

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