Making Robots with Kinders

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 the … Read More

Daffodil Craft

I spied these cute mini cupcake liners at Michaels, and they worked perfectly for a kinder daffodil craft project.   MATERIALS Card stock paper: yellow, green and blue Scissors Glue sticks Yellow beans, dried DIRECTIONS Students first cut three stems and glue them across the blue paper. Leaves are added to each. Cut about 5 petals for each flower, and … Read More

NEW Recycled Art Journal eBook

I have developed an art journal for kids that is based on creating artwork in a 6″x 9″ format. I have combined and updated two past recycled books to create a new jumbo version, packed with 25 projects, tailored to this specific page size. PURCHASE RECYCLE EBOOK PDF FILE INCLUDES 25 Art Journal Projects, including many templates Binder cover art, … Read More

Newsprint Cat Collage Instructions

I’ve been making various versions of this cat collage lesson all week long. I found my original cat template needed some tweaking for TK’s and kinders, so here is the update. I decided that the original template I posted about a week ago with the separate head and body actually make it difficult to make a collar that didn’t go … Read More

Newsprint Collage Cat

This cat is one of my favorite paper collage for kids projects. I love the look of newspaper with only small type, but realized it would be difficult for 150 kinders to all find their own. Solution? Technology to the rescue with a scanner, printer and parchment paper. This project is for new kinders so body and head template lines … Read More

Black and White Art Trading Cards

These art trading cards were simply made with stickers I found at Staples and some black card stock paper. My students got so creative today that they gave me new ideas of what could be made with a few circles and rectangles. For example, my collection from top left is: 1. A dog, 2. street divider line, 3. baby carriage, … Read More

DIY Valentines

You can mass produce some DIY Valentines with some pretty paper, heart punch and hole punch. These stamp edges were made with a hole punch, punching just a half hole all around the outside of an art trading card. After that, you just need some pretty pink paper from your favorite craft store, and maybe a heart punch or two. … Read More

Gee’s Bend Quilt Collage

The women of Gee’s Bend — a small, remote, black community in Alabama — have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. This community also has a pretty fascinating connection to Dr. Martin Luther King. You can read the book “Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend” to find out more. I have … Read More

Tissue Paper Poinsettias

 Poinsettias are always a good theme for Christmas art projects. Try tearing red and green tissue paper for a more natural petal shape. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Tissue paper: green, red and yellow White glue Water and container Brush Oil pastels DIRECTIONS Rectangles of red, green and yellow tissue paper are needed (the craft kind, NOT any that says ‘bleeding paper‘). … Read More

Snowman Handmade Greeting Cards

Make your own handmade greeting cards with my sticker snowman project. Animate your snowman by moving the arms and hat and adjusting placement of the face. These snowman trading cards make use of a trading card sleeve to line them up for display, but you always just glue the cards to a folded sheet to make a card. I love how … Read More

Papel Picado Holiday Card

Try using colorful Post-its for this papel picado project. The squares come in very festive colors and can be found at your local office supply store. Papel picado is a Mexican folk art craft. It is the art of cutting paper into beautiful and elaborate designs for holidays and celebrations. What I liked about making this picado card with Post-its was … Read More

David Hockney Photo Collage

David Hockney created photo collages in the 1980s, compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of individually photographed details. You can get a similar effect using one photo, cutting it up and loosely putting it back together again. MATERIALS Drawing paper Old magazines Rulers Scissors Glue sticks DIRECTIONS Start with a magazine photo, nature themes are nice to work with. … Read More

Magritte Art Project

René Magritte was famous for paintings that challenge how we see. Have your students to express themselves with a magazine circle turned into an eye. MATERIALS Download Rene Magritte Project PDF tutorial Drawing paper, 9″ x 12″ Old CD for tracing Old magazines Scissors Glue stick Black marker Crayons, skin color DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut 9″ x 12″ in half to … Read More

Fall Tissue Paper Leaf Collage

These are cut out tissue paper leaves outlined with a gold marker, and enhanced with just a bit of watercolor paint. MATERIALS Madras tissue paper Poster board or chip board for templates Scissors White card stock paper Glue stick, purple type may be most helpful Gold Sharpie marker, fine tip Crayola’s Watercolor Mixing Set   DIRECTIONS PREP: I used my … Read More

Positive / Negative Pumpkins

I like how this project requires students to think symmetrically, but still allows for plenty of creativity with the final marker lines. MATERIALS Card stock paper, 8.5″ x 11″, assorted colors Card stock paper, 8.5″ x 11″, black Scissors Glue sticks Black Sharpie marker Silver Sharpie marker   DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut a half black sheet for each student. I recommend … Read More

Peek a Boo Cats

Here’s a variation on my Black Cat Collage project that plays with the idea of peeking cats. Good orange paper will really have the most impact. MATERIALS Orange scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″, from JoAnn’s Black card stock paper, 8.5″ x 11″ Yellow card stock paper, 8.5″ x 11″ Black Sharpie marker Scissors Glue stick White pencil crayon Paper cutter … Read More

Black Cat Collage

Kinders learned how to trace and cut out a simple cat, and then draw a setting with a black Sharpie marker. The contrast between the two makes the art fun to look at. MATERIALS Card stock paper, black and assorted colors (I like the Recollections brand) Heavy paper for templates Black Sharpie Pencil crayon, white Scissors Glue sticks   DIRECTIONS … Read More

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