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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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 […]
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 OR […]
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 […]
It’s easy and FUN to make this colorful textured paper! We made lots of it in a recent teacher workshop at Palace Art & Office Supply. 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 […]
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 […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!