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Monet’s Ice Cream Sundae Party

1st Grade Ice Cream Sundae…don’t you just love kids’ art??! This is a FUN lesson in color mixing and mixing tints (a tint is any color plus white). I got this out of an old School Arts Magazine years ago and just simplified it a little. It’s a great opportunity to talk to kids about […]

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Kids’ Art Gift Wrap

One of my awesome parent volunteers recently shared a great idea with me that I wanted to pass along…. “Kids’ Art Gift Wrap”! She was so enthusiastic about it, I couldn’t wait to try it myself. Here’s how you do it:Roll out a long piece of butcher paper (down a hallway, sidewalk, or wherever you […]

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Shadow Tracing

Shadow tracing is a project that students from about 2nd or 3rd grade and up will love doing. It fits right in with discussions about composition, color theory, and positive/negative shapes. In the interest of full disclosure, one of the reasons students love it so much is that they have to go outside to do […]

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Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resist

art by Kelsey Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resistinspired by Andy Goldsworthy This is a fun project that I usually do with my 1st graders in the fall, but all ages enjoy it….it’s easy to do, everyone can feel successful and the results are beautiful. Try one yourself! Materials:• 12×18 white construction paper• black crayon, broken […]

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