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"Wisdom" auction project collage on Canvas

Classroom Auction Projects






School auctions are popping up everywhere, and classroom auction projects are an ideal way to get students involved! With all the funding cuts in education these days, programs like art and music are forced to compete for an increasingly small share of their school’s budget…. if they make it into the budget at all. In many schools, […]






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4th Grade Masterpiece Mosaic of "Goldfish" by Henri Matisse

Masterpiece Mosaics: a Collaborative Art Project for Grades K – 8






These colorful projects, which I call “Masterpiece Mosaics”, were a collaborative effort by my students in grades K through middle school. Each grade level created their own copy of a famous painting – six masterpieces in all, on display now through Christmas at our local art store. These were really pretty easy to do, and […]






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Van Gogh Auction Project






Even Van Gogh himself would be proud of this copy of his “Café Terrace” painting, created by our 2nd graders to raise money at our annual school auction. Each year, our school holds a fundraiser auction to raise money for special programs. While many valuable items are donated to be auctioned off, the items that […]






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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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More Quilts!






Just for fun, I thought I would post a few more pictures of the quilts we made using KidsKreations for the printing of the kids’ artwork. These quilts were amazing, and unfortunately these shots don’t really do them justice. I wish I had taken better pictures of them, but at the time I didn’t know […]






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Creative Art Quilts






Homemade quilts are another great fund raising idea that you can do with KidsKreations! What makes these quilts so charming and unique is that they are made using kids’ artwork! I did this with each of my K-6 Art classes and we auctioned them off at our Spring Open House & Art Show. Our quilts […]






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