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Easy DIY Handmade Envelopes to fit any size card!

Easy DIY Envelopes to Fit Any Size Card

With Valentine’s Day right around the cor­ner, I wanted to share this super-easy DIY enve­lope you can make to fit any size card! How many times have you or your stu­dents cre­ated a won­der­ful hand-made card for Valentine’s Day (or Christ­mas, Birth­day, Mother’s Day, etc.) and then deliv­ered it in an enve­lope that didn’t fit cor­rectly, or […]

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Valentine Color Mixing - Paint 100 Hearts!

Valentine Color Mixing — Paint 100 Hearts!

With Valen­tines Day (and the ‘100th Day of School’) just around the cor­ner, I thought I’d post this heart-themed ver­sion of my ‘Mix­ing 100 Col­ors’ les­son! Mix­ing the col­ors and then paint­ing hearts requires a lit­tle longer atten­tion span, so I’ve found that 4th grade and up does best with this ver­sion. But younger students […]

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366 Hearts on Facebook

366 Hearts

If you’re look­ing for inspi­ra­tion for Valentine’s Day, look no fur­ther than 366 Hearts!  I just learned of this project and stayed up half the night being inspired with new ideas to try. You’ll find cre­ative hearts com­bined with mean­ing­ful quotes for every day of the year. Tal­ented artist, Hazel McNab, has chal­lenged her­self to cre­ate a new heart […]

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Valentine Op-Art

This les­son was inspired by an Art­so­nia project I LOVED on Pin­ter­est.  I knew that the boys in my 5th grade class were not going to go for the tra­di­tional valen­tine project this year, so adding a heart to an Op-Art hand draw­ing seemed like the per­fect com­pro­mise!   I’ve done this project a few times […]

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Valentine Color Mixing

You can mix a “tint” of any color just by adding white to it. Paint­ing with tints lends itself well to Valen­tine projects, like this col­or­ful card made from a 12“x18” paint­ing folded in half. 1. First, place a “quarter-size” amount of red, yel­low and turquoise tem­pera paint on a paper plate. (I like to use […]

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Cut Paper Symmetry “Pop-Out” Card

This is a fun card to make for any occa­sion… just vary the col­ors you use and the shapes you cut to suit the hol­i­day or theme! The pop-out fea­ture inside (see below) is an added bonus! Front of Card: 9” x 12” con­struc­tion paper (this will form the “base” of your card) 3” x 9” paper […]

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Hide-a-Heart” Valentines

This les­son is adapted from Karen Card, my children’s mid­dle school Art teacher. You can do this ver­sa­tile project with any grade level, scal­ing it up or down as needed. It’s fun to give kids a lit­tle struc­ture and a lot of free­dom to be cre­ative.… then watch as all the great ideas start flow­ing out! […]

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