Greeting Cards – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity http://www.teachkidsart.net/22-ways-to-combine-writing-art-to-encourage-creativity/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4854

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […] ]]>
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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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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Valentine Color Mixing – Paint 100 Hearts! http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing-paint-100-hearts/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing-paint-100-hearts/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:11:35 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3951

With Valentines Day (and the ‘100th Day of School’) just around the corner, I thought I’d post this heart-themed version of my ‘Mixing 100 Colors’ lesson! Mixing the colors and then painting hearts requires a little longer attention span, so I’ve found that 4th grade and up does best with this version. But younger students […] ]]>
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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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Valentine Op-Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-op-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-op-art/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:32:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/02/valentine-op-art.html

This lesson was inspired by an Artsonia project I LOVED on Pinterest.  I knew that the boys in my 5th grade class were not going to go for the traditional valentine project this year, so adding a heart to an Op-Art hand drawing seemed like the perfect compromise!   I’ve done this project a few times […] ]]>
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Christmas Cards for Veterans http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-cards-for-veterans/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-cards-for-veterans/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:05:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/11/christmas-cards-for-veterans.html

4th grade “JOY” by Jacob For our school-wide Thanksgiving project, we decided to show our thanks to some very special people…  My K through 7th grade students have been busy making Christmas cards for Veterans, to spread some Christmas cheer and let these men and women know they are loved and appreciated!  The hundreds of […] ]]>
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Easy Envelopes for Handmade Cards http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-envelopes-for-handmade-cards/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-envelopes-for-handmade-cards/#comments Fri, 12 Aug 2011 01:02:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/08/easy-envelopes-for-handmade-cards.html

It’s easy to make custom envelopes for your handmade cards – perfect for those non-traditional sizes! You can get creative with unique papers and decorative liners, too. Kids will catch on quickly since they don’t even need to measure their paper…. they just need to understand the concept of starting with a square that’s a […] ]]>
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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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