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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 the […]

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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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