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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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