Paper Folding – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kaleidoscope Lettering – New & Improved! http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-new-improved/ Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:07:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4836

While I love creating new art projects to keep things fresh and interesting, some of the older projects are just so good, they’re worth repeating year after year…. which also gives me the chance to keep improving them! Kaleidoscope Lettering is one of those projects! It uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform names, initials, or inspiring words into unique […] ]]>
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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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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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! “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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