Cutting – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sunset Cityscapes http://www.teachkidsart.net/sunset-cityscapes/ Tue, 23 May 2017 20:07:24 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5046

The examples in this post were done by 1st graders, but older kids will enjoy this, too. “No Rulers Allowed!”…. if you want results that are charming and almost “Seuss-like”! For a typical class that meets for one hour or less, you’ll want to do this project over 2 class periods. Materials: 9×12 watercolor paper (or heavyweight construction […] ]]>
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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Christmas in July! Japanese Notan-Inspired Ornaments http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-japanese-notan-inspired-ornaments/ Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:14:28 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1974

Even though Christmas falls on the same day every year, it still manages to sneak up on me! Why is that??! My best intentions are always to post some new Christmas art projects & ideas a month or two ahead of time, but then the busyness of the season just gets the best of me! […] ]]>
Basic Collage with Positive and Negative Shapes http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-collage-with-positive-and-negative-shapes/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-collage-with-positive-and-negative-shapes/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:47:43 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1340

I do this project with my first graders every year to help them understand the concept of positive and negative shapes.  This project also teaches symmetry and offers important practice in cutting on a fold and applying glue.  First graders are often surprised by the shapes they see when they unfold their papers – they […] ]]>
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Mexican Papel Picado http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-papel-picado/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-papel-picado/#comments Sat, 16 Oct 2010 04:59:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/10/mexican-papel-picado.html

“Papel Picado”, or “cut paper”, is a colorful decoration found at most Mexican celebrations. The “secret” of success for making your own papel picado is to sandwich the thin tissue paper inside a folded, heavier weight paper before cutting it. This makes it easier to work with, less likely to tear, and gives you a […] ]]>
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Cursive Cut-outs http://www.teachkidsart.net/cursive-cut-outs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/cursive-cut-outs/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 04:47:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/08/cursive-cut-outs.html

I posted this lesson awhile back as “Name Aliens”, but I’ve since figured out a better way to teach this, so I improved the directions. As soon as kids can write their names in cursive, they’re ready to create these whimsical creatures! To make “bugs”, just add six legs instead of two! (Adapted from the […] ]]>
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Recycled Magazine Flowers http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-magazine-flowers/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-magazine-flowers/#comments Sun, 16 May 2010 04:59:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/05/recycled-magazine-flowers.html

Here is another unique project that we used for Mother’s Day cards, but would be fun to do anytime! I saw this featured on the One Pretty Thing site, from Family Fun. My 5th graders had a blast making these (even the boys, who usually resist anything to do with flowers!) and it gave me […] ]]>
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Happy Easter – “Stained Glass” Cross http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-easter-stained-glass-cross/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/happy-easter-stained-glass-cross/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:13:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/04/happy-easter-stained-glass-cross.html

This is a project I do every year with my Kinders for Easter. It requires a bit more prep than usual, but it’s a great way to reinforce the concept of symmetry…. plus they look beautiful hanging in the windows! 1. Fold a piece of 12×18 black construction paper in half vertically (lengthwise).2. Make a […] ]]>
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Cut Paper Symmetry “Pop-Out” Card http://www.teachkidsart.net/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 03:56:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card.html

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 […] ]]>
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“Box Fold” Pop-Up Cards http://www.teachkidsart.net/box-fold-pop-up-cards/ Thu, 04 Feb 2010 06:31:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/box-fold-pop-up-cards.html

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 […] ]]>