Kid’s Art Portfolio
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Here’s my secret to keeping lots of student artwork organized – without taking up any of my valuable time. My after school drawing students each receive a Profolio portfolio, which have a … Read More

Yarn Dispenser Hack
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If you mix kids with yarn, it’s only a matter of time until things get tangled. It just occurred to me that empty Clorox wipe containers are the perfect shape to for … Read More

Fall Festival Banners
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If you need some inexpensive fall festival art, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this. Just rolls of paper, thick black marker, and lots of crayons. Oh, and lots and lots of … Read More

Painted Raindrops
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Here’s what my coffee filter raindrops look like in my room, I have about 25 of them hanging from fish line. I like them and how they move with the A/C unit, … Read More

Mini Match Stick Easels
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I made these mini match stick easels with little craft sticks that Pacon recently let me take for a spin. It took some careful glue work, but it worked! The flat sides … Read More

Art Room Storage
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I can’t tell you how much fun I had working on my art storage today. Thanks to a case of plastic 6 qt. boxes from Staples that cost about a buck each, … Read More

Campbell’s Soup Mural from Hawaii
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This Campbell’s Soup Mural has got to be one of my favorite done by students, and sent in by art teacher Stephanie Schobel. Her students at King Kamehameha III School in Hawaii … Read More

Classroom Art Storage
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If you missed my post about this last year, here is my favorite way to help kinder teachers store their student’s artwork. MATERIALS • 14″ donated pizza boxes DIRECTIONS I like to … Read More

Giant Nutcracker Mural
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Here are some students coloring a giant printout of my giant Nutcracker Mural. For those that want to bypass the individual pages that you need to tape up, you can take the … Read More

Art Storage
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I tried these pizza boxes for kinder art storage last year, and they were a hit. They are obviously very easy to stack, accept lots of bumpy art, and are great for … Read More

Art “Hall of Fame”
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I’d like to share a new program that I started at my school this spring called the “Art Hall of Fame”. It came about from seeing some breathtaking student work that I … Read More

Hallway Pencil Poles
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The hallway at my school just got a lot more fun, thanks to some amazing students and moms that finished our new “Hall of Pencils” today.  MATERIALS Outdoor glossy paint, primary colors … Read More

Art Projects for Kids