Crayon – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Heart for Moms…. or Anyone! http://www.teachkidsart.net/a-heart-for-moms-or-anyone/ Thu, 04 May 2017 00:07:54 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5031

Hearts, flowers, and a handmade touch are things that come to mind when I think of a gift for Mother’s Day. So why not combine all three to show some love to a mom…. your own or another special mom in your life?    My friend Hazel McNab of 366hearts.com is famous for her hearts. She’s […] ]]>
Kaleidoscope Lettering – New & Improved! http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-new-improved/ Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:07:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4836

While I love creating new art projects to keep things fresh and interesting, some of the older projects are just so good, they’re worth repeating year after year…. which also gives me the chance to keep improving them! Kaleidoscope Lettering is one of those projects! It uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform names, initials, or inspiring words into unique […] ]]>
Giving Back with Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/giving-back-with-art/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:58:16 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4700

Have you ever been inspired to ‘give back’ to your community as a way to say “thank you” to those who helped you through a difficult time? I was touched by the story of Dan and Janean Toone, who started Young at Art in response to the care that their young grandson received while spending […] ]]>
Surf’s Up! With End-of-the-Year Surfboard Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/surfs-up-with-end-of-the-year-surfboard-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/surfs-up-with-end-of-the-year-surfboard-art/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:33:19 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3550

The last few days of the school year can be a challenge…. students are super-excited and their energy level is high! Add in a substitute teacher and things could get crazy! So, I was asked to sub for a couple of classes on their last day of Art. I knew I’d need something special to focus their almost-summer-vacation […] ]]>
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The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-30-day-sketchbook-challenge/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-30-day-sketchbook-challenge/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 20:08:19 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3534

Kids spend so much time in the car! It’s easy to reach for a dvd or electronic game to fill the time on long trips… or even short errands around town. But why not take a break from technology and just reach for a sketchbook instead? “Almost all artwork, no matter what the final form, […] ]]>
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Day of the Dead – Ofrenda Painting http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-ofrenda-painting/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:36:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2272

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 […] ]]>
Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-projects/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-los-muertos-projects/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:09:46 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1320

Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is right around the corner!  Don’t miss the opportunity to share this important cultural tradition with your students.  Often misunderstood, this popular Mex­i­can hol­i­day hon­or­s ances­tors and loved ones who have died, and is cel­e­brated each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd. This family-centered hol­i­day cel­e­brates the cycle of […] ]]>
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-birthday-dr-seuss/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-birthday-dr-seuss/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:37:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/02/happy-birthday-dr-seuss.html

I don’t usually repost projects that I’ve posted before, but this one is special and too good to miss!  This week (March 2nd) we’ll celebrate a very special birthday in our Kindergarten classes…. that of beloved children’s author/illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss”.  In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published over 40 children’s books which have […] ]]>
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Crayon Resist Easter Card http://www.teachkidsart.net/crayon-resist-easter-card/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/crayon-resist-easter-card/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:44:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/04/crayon-resist-easter-card.html

Here’s a quick and easy crayon resist project I did with some of my 1st and 2nd graders.  Students folded 12×18 paper in half and painted on the front, for a charming Easter card.  Inside, they wrote: “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!” Materials: 12×18 heavy-weight white construction paper black crayons watercolors (I like […] ]]>
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-birthday-dr-seuss/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-birthday-dr-seuss/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 23:08:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/03/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-2.html

 Yesterday (March 2nd) we celebrated a very special birthday in our Kindergarten classes…. that of beloved children’s author/illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss”.  In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published over 40 children’s books which have inspired both reading and imagination for generations of children.  His birthday has fittingly been adopted as the date for […] ]]>
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