Paper – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Origami Flower Balls http://www.teachkidsart.net/origami-flower-balls/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/origami-flower-balls/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:50:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4658

The Japanese art of origami always seems like a fitting thing to do at Christmas. It’s peaceful and calming, almost meditative to work on, and it makes a beautiful decoration when finished!  As with many origami projects, this unique hanging ornament looks much more difficult than it is. It’s really just the same simple sequence repeated over and over […] ]]>
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Easy DIY Envelopes to Fit Any Size Card http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-diy-envelopes-to-fit-any-size-card/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-diy-envelopes-to-fit-any-size-card/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:18:39 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4134

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, […] ]]>
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Basic Japanese Notan Designs for 1st Grade & Up http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-japanese-notan-designs-for-1st-grade-up/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-japanese-notan-designs-for-1st-grade-up/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:04:20 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3845

Are you looking for an easy project that will give your youngest students more practice with scissors? This very basic Japanese Notan lesson is perfect for working on cutting and gluing skills, and kids will love the striking designs they create! Notan is a type of Japanese art that uses the contrast of light and dark to make an eye-catching composition. (Pronounce it just like it […] ]]>
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7 Tips for Successful Student Art Displays http://www.teachkidsart.net/7-tips-for-successful-student-art-displays/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/7-tips-for-successful-student-art-displays/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:11:36 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3806

Displaying student art throughout the year, and not only at your end-of-the-year art show, pays dividends in so many ways. From promoting your program to building student pride and self-esteem, it’s worth the time and effort it takes to show off the wonderful art that your students are creating! Look for spaces to display student work not only in […] ]]>
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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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Haiku Tunnel Books pdf http://www.teachkidsart.net/haiku-tunnel-books-pdf/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/haiku-tunnel-books-pdf/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:23:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3129

The newest addition to my TpT store is this pdf based on one of my most popular lessons… Haiku Tunnel Books! A tunnel book is a three dimensional movable book that you read by looking through it. Originally from the mid-18th century, tunnel books are now enjoying new popularity as an art form in their […] ]]>
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Quilled Paper Designs http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2145

  Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for! The art of quilling dates back to the Renaissance when French […] ]]>
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Christmas in July! Folded Paper Stars with Symmetry http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-folded-paper-stars/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-folded-paper-stars/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:08:05 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2104

These hanging stars are a hit year after year with my 4th graders. You can make these in any size you want…. the size of the squares you start with will determine the size of your finished stars. (When I teach this lesson, I use 12″ squares in two different colors to demonstrate the folding and gluing […] ]]>
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Christmas in July! Origami Crane Ornaments http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-origami-crane-ornaments/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-origami-crane-ornaments/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:02:24 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2081

Students love to bring home these exquisite origami cranes to hang on their Christmas tree! I make these with my 5th & 6th graders, and even though this is not a beginner level project, every year I have at least one student with a passion for origami who already knows how to make them! While these cranes are challenging, they’re […] ]]>
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Christmas in July! “Jacob’s Ladder” Icicles http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-jacobs-ladder-icicles/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-jacobs-ladder-icicles/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:55:17 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2054

I like to have each of my classes make a special ornament for Christmas each year. Here’s an easy paper icicle that’s fun for 1st grade and up. Once students get the hang of it, they’ll be making these as fast as you can cut the paper! This project is a little more craft-like than […] ]]>
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