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Origami Lotus Book

Here’s a fun project that both kids and adults really get excited about!  The Lotus Book may look com­pli­cated, but its folds are actu­ally very sim­ple.  Don’t be intim­i­dated by all the steps.… once you’ve made one you’ll have it down.  It’s so much eas­ier than it looks! Mate­ri­als: Heavy-weight paper or card stock for pages […]

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A-Mazing Maze Books!

Maze books are fun and easy to make.… it’s almost mag­i­cal to see 16 pages appear from a sin­gle piece of paper! Mate­ri­als: 12” x 18” white con­struc­tion paper Scis­sors Card stock or heavy-weight paper, cut to 4 3/4” x 6 12”  Rib­bon or raf­fia, about 2 feet per book “YES! Paste” (or Avery Per­ma­nent Glue Stick) 1” foam […]

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Summer Workshops for Teachers!

Sum­mer is here, and I’ve cre­ated two new “Teacher Work­shops” which I’ll be pre­sent­ing in July at Palace Art in Capi­tola, Cal­i­for­nia.  If you hap­pen to live on the Cen­tral Coast, I hope you can join us!  (Each work­shop will be offered twice!)  Join us for:  Teach Kids Art: Haiku Tun­nel Books   Tues. July 12, 9am-11am […]

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Tunnel Books

Tun­nel books are fun and unique!  We made ours using a post card for a prompt and wrote a haiku to go with it.  I’ve made these with grade 4 and up, but younger stu­dents could enjoy this activ­ity in “cen­ters”, with the help of par­ent vol­un­teers, or by hav­ing the var­i­ous parts prepped for […]

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Colorful Textured Paper

It’s easy and FUN to make this col­or­ful tex­tured paper! We made lots of it in a recent teacher work­shop at Palace Art. To make this amazing-looking paper, all you need is a piece of plas­tic (an expired credit card or gift card works well) with notches cut into one side of it, and some […]

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Answers to (almost) All Your Art Questions

When I dis­cover some­thing new that I’m really excited about, I have to share it! One of my favorite web­sites is About.com. I’ve already blogged about their Art His­tory site, but I’ve since dis­cov­ered two more Art-related sites that they offer.… About.com:Painting and About.com:Drawing/Sketching. If you have any inter­est in Art at all (and you […]

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