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Owl flying in front of moon

Great Horned Owl Watercolor Art Lesson for Kids

A watercolor art lesson for kids inspired by Owl Moon by Jane Yolen! Students learn to create texture through the use of a variety of line work and painting effects on their own image of a Great Horned Owl.
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Squirrel in tree

"The Big Snow" Art Lesson for Kids

Snow inspired at-homes art lesson for kids! Establish a comfortable place for reading, and read aloud, “The Big Snow” to your child. Share the charming illustrations and discuss how the forest’s woodland animals get ready for a long, cold winter.
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Santa painting

"Jingle Bells" Santa Holiday Art Lesson for Kids

A holiday art lesson featuring Santa Claus! Teach your child to paint a snowy Santa scene inspired by the book "Jingle Bells" by Kathleen N. Daley.
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Map of my heart art lesson

Map of My Heart - Art Lesson Plan for Kids

Art lesson where students identify the people, moments, memories, places and things that are important to them. They then create artwork expressing their ideas in a heart painting.
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Apple orchard painting

Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Art Lesson for Kids - Apple Orchard

An art lesson for kids inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Almond Blossom with oil pastels and Connector Paint.
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Watercolor farm landscape

Watercolor Art Lesson for Kids - Grandma Moses' Farm

A watercolor art lesson inspired by Maple Hill Farm Inn and Grandma Moses!
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Day of the Dead stage and clay figures

Day of the Dead Art Lesson for Kids - Dia De Los Muertos

An art lesson for kids on the history behind Dia De Los Muertos! Students celebrate the meaning of Dia De Los Muertos by creating a unique mixed-media shadow box, or “nicho,” customary to the Mexican holiday.
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Paint pouring art

What is Paint Pour Art?

Put away your paintbrushes and mix up your painting routine with the new paint pour trend. Paint pouring is a method of painting incorporating unconventional painting supplies that artists of all skill levels and ages can enjoy.Learning how to paint pour is easy to do; with free-flowing colors of paint, you can’t go wrong!
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Watercolor dragon

A to Z Mysteries: Chinese New Year Art Lesson for Kids

Students enjoy reading a fun chapter book surrounding the Chinese New Year, and create an exciting watercolor painting of the culture’s legendary symbol.
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Watercolor figs and figs in basket

Watercolor Tutorial - Studying Figs

A watercolor tutorial as sweet as figs! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a word art tutorial using Watercolor Pans. I have made a complete materials list for you. 
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Heres to a Unique School Year - hand lettering with apples

Back to School Hand Lettering Tutorial

Hand lettering tutorial for a unique school year! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a hand lettering tutorial using Watercolor Pans. I have made a complete materials list for you.
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Watercolor lettering with sea shells

Live in the Sunshine - Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a lettering tutorial using a Watercolor Pan. Perfect for sea lovers!
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Watercolor bird

Goldfinch Watercolor Nature Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a goldfinch tutorial using Connector Paints and Pitt Artist Pens®. I have made a complete materials list for you!
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Best in Show cardboard dogs

Best in Show - Cardboard Craft for Kids

Let's make a dog show! A craft for play, made from cereal box cardboard.
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Rock painting bunny in grass

Home for A Bunny Rock Painting for Kids

A rock painting craft for kids inspired by "Home for A Bunny." Objective: Students develop the drawing and painting skills to transform a rock into a rabbit.
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Mary Blair Lesson Plan Windmill

Mary Blair Art Lesson Plan for Kids

A lesson plan in cut paper collage for grades 2nd - 12th, completed in 3 45 minute class periods. Students learn about the life and career of the famous Disney artist Mary Blair, and create a cut paper collage of their own home/castle inspired by her work.

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Recycled Robots Earth Day Craft for Kids

Recycled Robots Earth Day Craft for Kids

Earth Day craft to teach kids to reduce, reuse, recycle! Hey guys! In celebration of Earth Day, I want to show you how to make a really cool recycled robot collage! All you need is some paint, a piece of old cardboard, some junky stuff from around your house, and your imagination. Thereʼs inspiration everywhere.
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Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

Earth Day Craft for Kids - Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. 
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Mixed media Chagall lesson plan for kids

Marc Chagall Mixed Media Art Lesson for Kids

A mixed media art lesson for kids celebrating the art of Marc Chagall. In this lesson plan, students will learn some exciting and effective art techniques with a variety of materials to create a very unique piece of art–
a portrayal of themselves, including images of meaningful things in their life, all inspired by Marc Chagall of course.
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How to Make a Dreamcatcher

How to Make a Dreamcatcher

A dreamcatcher DIY for kids! This is a longer project as you’ll need time to let glue and paint dry. It’s great practice for gluing, painting, measuring, cutting, threading, beading, and tying. Also, a great activity to help pass the time on those cold and rainy days.
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