3D / Sculpture – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Unwind with a Ceramic “Feeling Sculpture” http://www.teachkidsart.net/unwind-with-a-ceramic-feeling-sculpture/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:35:52 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4912

This may be the most relaxing clay project you’ll ever do. My students loved it so much, they asked to do it again!  Credit for this awesome project goes to my daughter’s high school Ceramics teacher, Mr. Emery. He challenged his students to form the clay with their eyes closed (!), but I made that optional for […] ]]>
22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity http://www.teachkidsart.net/22-ways-to-combine-writing-art-to-encourage-creativity/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4854

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […] ]]>
Prevent Summer Learning Loss with a ‘Retro’ Flash Card Flipper http://www.teachkidsart.net/prevent-summer-learning-loss-with-a-retro-flash-card-flipper/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/prevent-summer-learning-loss-with-a-retro-flash-card-flipper/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:23:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4370

‘Summer Learning Loss’, or ‘Summer Slide’ as it’s also known, is not just an issue for ‘at risk’ students. All students need to practice their academic skills to keep from falling behind over summer vacation. The year I taught 2nd grade I experienced firsthand how much students can forget over the summer. We wasted much valuable […] ]]>
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Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louise Nevelson http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-assemblage-sculptures-inspired-by-louise-nevelson/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-assemblage-sculptures-inspired-by-louise-nevelson/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:38:33 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4190

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Born in Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in 1905. Her unique artistic style was influenced by the cubist movement, co-founded by Pablo Picasso, and the found object sculptures of Marcel Duchamp. Calling herself “the original recycler”, Nevelson is most […] ]]>
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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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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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Return of the Marshmallow Challenge! http://www.teachkidsart.net/return-of-marshmallow-challenge/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/return-of-marshmallow-challenge/#comments Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:11:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/06/return-of-the-marshmallow-challenge.html

Back by popular demand, I ended our school year with “The Marshmallow Challenge”.  I first tried this activity two years ago, after watching an inspiring TED Talk by Tom Wujec.  The Marshmallow Challenge is a team-building exercise where groups of 2-3 have 18 minutes to try to build the tallest freestanding structure – using just […] ]]>
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Crazy Crowns http://www.teachkidsart.net/crazy-crowns/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/crazy-crowns/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:16:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/05/crazy-crowns.html

Our first graders became royalty today with these “Crazy Crowns”, in honor of the Queens’ “Diamond Jubilee” …. the 60th Anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Materials: pictures (I searched Google images) of the Queen and her crown 3″x24″ white construction paper markers  1″x18″ strips of red, yellow, blue and purple construction paper, 2 per color  YES! Paste […] ]]>
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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Chinese New Year Dragons http://www.teachkidsart.net/gung-hey-fat-choy-happy-chinese-new/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/gung-hey-fat-choy-happy-chinese-new/#comments Sun, 22 Jan 2012 02:22:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/01/gung-hey-fat-choy-chinese-new-year-dragons.html

Chinese New Year is right around the corner!  Monday, January 23, 2012 will mark the start of the “Year of the Dragon”, year 4709 on the Chinese calendar, where each year is designated by one of 12 animals.  I thought a dragon project would be fun for my first graders as we usher out the […] ]]>
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Candy Cane-O-Grams http://www.teachkidsart.net/candy-cane-o-grams/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/candy-cane-o-grams/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 03:01:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/12/candy-cane-o-grams.html

Special thanks to Erica for being my “hand model” on this project!This “Candy Cane-O-Gram” is a favorite holiday project year after year. It may look like an ordinary paper candy cane, but it contains a special hidden message for it’s recipient! Once kids make their first one, they’ll be “hooked”! 1. Use a ruler to […] ]]>
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