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

Cinco de Mayo Craft

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, assorted … Read More

Recycled Tin Can Crafts

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 of … 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. Trace … Read More

Overlapping Art, with Architecture

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 paper … Read More

Earth Day Coloring Page

Add this to your collection of Earth Day printables. This one is my own creation, based on my Earth Day Doodle Mural. It has lots of stars, hearts and swirls that are fun to color. I hope students enjoy coloring this page, and that the message inspires more awareness of reducing, reusing and recycling to keep our planet beautiful. • Download … Read More

Earth Day Doodle Mural

Celebrate Earth Day for kids with my Doodle Earth Day Mural template. Print the PDF pages, color, and tape together to make a work of art for any or all of your doors. MATERIALS • Doodle Earth Day PDF template • Card stock paper • Paper cutter • Markers or crayons • Masking tape DIRECTIONS 1. Print out the mural pages … Read More

CD Spinners

I was looking for STEAM art projects for our school event, and was happy to find some spinning CD inspiration. Just a little prep, little expense, and lots of recycling of old CDs made this a winner. MATERIALS Old CDs Sharpie markers Imitation pearls Bamboo skewers Paper cutter or other tool to cut skewers Hot glue gun DIRECTIONS  PREP: Cut bamboo … Read More

Preschool Art Fundraiser

I developed this art fundraiser project years ago, and it still works wonders. Sharpie drawings on dry wax paper, decoupaged to a stretched canvas. Cheap, easy and has a very finished look when complete. Drawings that may look like a bunch of scribbles somehow get a lot more polished when attached to a stretched canvas. The best part is that … Read More

Geometric to Organic Shapes

Start with a geometry art lesson, and then add some water to create organic shapes. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Cardboard templates of triangles, circles and squares Waterbase markers Cup of water and brush or eye dropper Thin permanent marker DIRECTIONS Students used cardboard templates to trace many triangles, circles and squares on their paper. Shapes could overlap, but some space should … Read More

Growing Grass in a CD Case

You can recycle CD jewel cases and turn them into gifts instead. Here’s a few ideas for a birthday or Mother’s Day. They make great little terrariums, especially with a message for special occasions. You can watch your plants grow and make a special gift at the same time. MATERIALS • CD case, the kind that is about 1/4″ thick … Read More

Free “We Can Do It!” Mini Mural

March is the month to celebrate both women AND student art, so I’ve decided to support both with a free mini mural. “We Can Do It!” was a famous American wartime poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 as an inspiring image to boost morale. This mural will measure about 30″ x 40″ when complete, and I hope it … Read More

Draw a Romero Britto Cat

Romero Britto was born in Brazil and had a modest childhood. Today he is an internationally renowned pop artist. Here is a pop art project in his fun and unique style. MATERIALS View and download Britto Cat Tutorial Paper (Finger paint paper recommended for brightest colors) Pencil Markers (Mr. Sketch recommended) Marker, Black chisel tip Sharpie   DIRECTIONS Draw cat … Read More

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Fun

Use my Cat in the Hat template for some fun Dr. Seuss activities. His birthday coming up on March 2nd. 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 … Read More

Class Self-Portrait Collage

This class self-portrait collage, a collection of all my 5th grade students and their teachers, has been one of my favorite art fundraiser ideas for years. I don’t know who had more fun, the kids tracing and coloring their pictures or me pasting it together to see the final effect.    MATERIALS • Stretched canvas • Printed headshots on copy … Read More

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