Flowers – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Art for the Differently-abled http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-for-the-differently-abled/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-for-the-differently-abled/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:06:30 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4541

I wasn’t looking for a new teaching position when I got the phone call last spring to “just let me show you our facility”. The call was from the director of the Stroke and Disability Learning Center at our local Community College, and I agreed to a tour.  It wasn’t the beautiful new facility that hooked me, […] ]]>
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Make a Leaf Collage http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:08:08 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4308

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 […] ]]>
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Download Your FREE 5 Page PDF http://www.teachkidsart.net/download-your-free-5-page-pdf/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/download-your-free-5-page-pdf/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:09:40 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3118

Parents often tell me about the artwork their kids did with me that they have framed and hanging in their home. And this is the project that most often earns a permanent place on the wall! While there’s nothing like adding new lessons to keep your curriculum fresh and exciting, we all have projects that […] ]]>
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Quilled Paper Designs http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2145

  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 […] ]]>
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Oil Pastel Still Life Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-still-life-inspired-by-vincent-van-gogh/ Wed, 01 May 2013 03:32:41 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1838

Students will be surprised to learn that Van Gogh was not popular as an artist during his own lifetime…. a great example that the opinions of popular culture do not always prevail!  This project usually takes 2-3 fifty minute sessions to finish, and the results are frame-worthy! Vocabulary: • Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) – Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh […] ]]>
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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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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“3D” Flower Collage http://www.teachkidsart.net/3d-flower-collage/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/3d-flower-collage/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 04:32:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/05/3d-flower-collage.html

My 2nd graders used these whimsical flowers for their Mother’s Day cards this year, but you could also make a colorful garden picture while teaching the concepts of symmetry and layering. Attaching the blossoms with layers of double stick foam tape gives a fun 3D effect that unfortunately doesn’t show up well in this picture! […] ]]>
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Color Mixing with Kindergarten http://www.teachkidsart.net/color-mixing-with-kindergarten/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/color-mixing-with-kindergarten/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2009 03:33:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/10/color-mixing-with-kindergarten.html

Flowers by GabrielI love how K’s will intuitively paint a line of blue across the top of the paper for the sky, because the sky is above them! (They usually need to be taught to make the sky touch the ground. I save that lesson for later!) I like to start off our first color […] ]]>
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