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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
The variations are endless for creating cards with a fun pop-up feature! You can easily change the “heart” element in this design to make cards for any holiday or special occasion. Try putting several pages together to make your own pop-up book! To Make a Box Fold Pop-Up: Begin with two sheets of 9” x […]
Use contact paper and masking tape to create a resist for a beautiful watercolor wash background! Materials: Contact paper, 4 pieces 3″ x 4″ Masking tape or painter’s tape (Lessen the tackiness by sticking the tape onto your clothes first, that way it won’t tear your paper when you remove it.) Scissors Watercolor paper, 9”x 12” […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
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