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Clay Pumpkins tutorial

Clay Pumpkins






This Clay Pumpkin lesson just might be the perfect seasonal project for fall! It teaches several important techniques for working in clay and also makes a charming take-home gift that will be enjoyed for years to come! Students in grades 3 and up can be successful when you follow these simple steps…. Materials: 3 balls of clay, two […]






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Colorful Ofrenda Skeletons

Day of the Dead – Ofrenda Painting






The popular Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (or Dia de Los Muertos), gives us many opportunities for colorful art lessons combined with learning about another culture! True confession time…. when I moved from a small town in upstate New York to go to college in California, I had no idea what Day of the Dead was…. I […]






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Colorful Spiderwebs






I found this idea on Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits (thank you, Pinterest!), and thought it would make a fun fall drawing lesson for my 1st graders.  I was surprised by how challenging the web design was for many of them!  They drew the straight lines with no problem at all, but the curvy lines were a different story!  This […]






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