Simple Drawing Project

Ask your students concentrate on their coloring skills by starting with a simple drawing project. Here are four easy ideas to work with, a house, flower, bird and monster.  If you haven’t tried Crayola’s Color Sticks yet, you should. They cost a little more than crayons and pencil crayons, but NEVER need sharpening and last a LONG time. I used … Read More

Chinese New Year 2019

  If you are looking ahead for a Chinese New Year activity, then I’ve got you covered. How about a fun collaborative coloring project for your entire class? My 2019 Year of the Pig mural is made in the style of ancient Chinese paper cutting, and is a breeze to put together. All you need to do is: • Print out all … Read More

Cute Snowman Drawing

A cute snowman drawing doesn’t have to be small and flat. In fact, they are a great subject to make look more dimensional. If you start with an old CD for tracing, you’ll be guaranteed to get your snowman off to a great start. Getting that first circle down on the paper (not too big, not too small) makes all … Read More

Simple Snowman Drawing

If you add a few extra details to a simple snowman drawing, you can add a bit of whimsy, no matter what media you choose to use. My snowman drawing was made on black paper and traced with white glue. After the glue dries, the art can be colored in with chalk or color sticks. MATERIALS Download Snowman Tutorial Black … Read More

Draw a Giant Maple Leaf

You can learn to draw a maple leaf if you break it down into my six simple steps. There’s actually a simple pattern to it.   MATERIALS Download Maple Leaf PDF Tutorial Brown kraft paper, even paper grocery bags Sharpie black marker, chisel tip Crayola Color Sticks Scissors DIRECTIONS Draw a leaf according to the diagram. Trace the leaf with … Read More

How to Draw a Maple Leaf

Learn how to draw a maple leaf with my tutorial and you can make a wonderful, colorful collection of your own. MATERIALS Download Maple Leaf PDF Tutorial Brown kraft paper, even paper grocery bags Sharpie black marker, chisel tip Crayola Color Sticks Scissors   DIRECTIONS Prep: Print a tutorial for each student to see. Students follow the tutorial to draw … Read More

Cat in the Hat Template

Here is a blank hat template to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ upcoming birthday. I once used it as an art history lesson by reviewing a couple of famous artists (Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, etc.) and then asked students to create a hat in their style. MATERIALS • View and download Cat in Hat Template • Drawing paper • Sharpie marker, … Read More

Glue and Color Sticks

This simple abstract art was drawn with glue on black card stock paper, and colored in with Crayola Color Sticks. I love how the black lines stand out. MATERIALS Black card stock paper White glue Crayola Color Sticks   DIRECTIONS Draw a simple landscape with a pencil on black card stock paper. Trace the drawing with white glue. Let dry … Read More

Art Projects for Kids