Valentine’s Day LOVE Line Drawing

Valentines day ideas for kids can be educational too. This drawing uses a ruler, which is a 2nd grade Common Core Standard.   For more Valentine drawing ideas, see my new “Valentine Drawing” ebook in my PDF Shop.    MATERIALS • Multimedia or drawing paper • Black Sharpie marker • Markers, Stabilo brand recommended (The above product link is a referral. If … Read More

Recycled Art Journal for Kids

If you make art with students very often, sooner or later you’ll get this urge to have them collect it and keep it all in one place. I struggled with this for years, until I discovered a two-hole punch. It led to this art journal for kids book ring system that worked so well, even other teachers started to copy … Read More

Robert Indiana LOVE Letters

This 3D letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card too. Stencils help but are optional. A great Robert Indiana for kids project is practicing drawing 3D shapes and shading. I started with my school’s die cutter and made about a dozen of each letter cut out of chipboard. MATERIALS Drawing paper, square, 9″ Letter stencils, about … Read More

Sharpie Scribble LOVE

How about making it “Opposite Day” in art class, one where scribbling is not only allowed, but encouraged? This lesson could tie in Jasper Johns for his textured letter paintings, or Robert Indiana for his LOVE art, and of course, a review of warm and cool colors. Would also look pretty great on a coffee cup, if you ask me, … Read More

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