Birds – TeachKidsArt a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Make a Leaf Collage Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:08:08 +0000

Now that summer’s here, how do you keep your kids learning, creating, and spending more time outdoors than in front of a screen? One way is with this inspiring little book, “Look What I Did with a Leaf!” by Morteza E. Sohi. This is not so much a read-aloud type of book that you would […] ]]> 3
Quilled Paper Designs Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000

  Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for! The art of quilling dates back to the Renaissance when French […] ]]> 8
Christmas in July! Origami Crane Ornaments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:02:24 +0000

Students love to bring home these exquisite origami cranes to hang on their Christmas tree! I make these with my 5th & 6th graders, and even though this is not a beginner level project, every year I have at least one student with a passion for origami who already knows how to make them! While these cranes are challenging, they’re […] ]]> 1
Kindergarten Birds Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:15:00 +0000

These kindergarten bird paintings are guaranteed to make you smile! I was completely charmed by these when my students did them last week, so I wanted to share a few, along with some tips for getting great results…. I began by sharing a special “artist secret” with my students…. that “artists use shapes to help […] ]]> 9
Mexican Bark Painting Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:27:00 +0000

“Mexican Bark Painting” by Arin Colorful Bark Paintings made by the people of Xalitla, Mexico, are the primary source of income for their entire community. These paintings on amate paper (made from the bark of the wild fig tree) typically depict flowers, birds, plants and animals. Directions:1. Cut apart a brown paper grocery bag. (I […] ]]> 8