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“Stained Glass” Ornaments

Don’t miss this FUN project…. it’s a hit year after year!!  Students in grade 3 and up will love spreading Christmas cheer when they hang these glowing ornaments on their tree or tie them on packages to give as gifts. All you need is black construction paper, tissue paper in bright colors, scissors and glue […]

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Candy Cane-O-Grams

Special thanks to Erica for being my “hand model” on this project! It’s December, and that means it’s time for some holiday projects!This “Candy Cane-O-Gram” is a favorite project year after year. It may look like an ordinary paper candy cane, but it contains a special hidden message for it’s recipient! Once kids make their […]

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Hand Print Art for Pre-K and Kindergarten

I don’t usually post project ideas for Pre-K, since I teach K – 6 (so most of my ideas and resources are for those grades). Special thanks to Denise Harrell, the coordinator for Young Children’s World in Abilene, Texas, who submitted these ideas. She used these projects for a Kids Kreations fundraiser and wanted to […]

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Father’s Day Fashion – Kinder Style!

Are these the cutest Father’s Day cards, or what??! Kindergarten projects often include a bit of prep and this one is no exception, but it’s pretty quick and totally worth it!! These ties are done in watercolor and the effects are fabulous…. any one of these designs would make a great tie for real! Only […]

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Butterfly Symmetry with Crayon Resist

Butterflies make the perfect subject for learning about symmetry and they’re a great way to welcome the spring season. I love displaying them by putting a couple of staples through the body and pulling the wings out a little so they look like they’re in flight! It’s fun to let them “fly” off the bulletin […]

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My Good Shepherd

Painting by Sydney, grade 1 When I taught Art at a private Christian School, I would do this lesson every year just before Easter with my first graders. This is one of those projects where the results are totally charming and everyone feels successful…. and the parents love them!! The idea for these adorable watercolor […]

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Christmas “Stained Glass” Ornaments

Are your students bouncing off the walls with anticipation of the coming holiday? Need a last minute project to engage them? Try making these glowing ornaments with the look of stained glass! Students in grade 3 and up will enjoy spreading Christmas cheer when they hang these ornaments on their tree or give them as […]

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