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Painted heart

The Art of Shapes - Painting Art Lesson for Kids

In this art lesson for kids, students are introduced to several works of contemporary art associated with shapes, and make a piece of their own art inspired by Jim Dine’s famous heart motif.
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Shades of blue paint

"The Little Island" Painting Art Lesson for Kids

Students paint a storm, and learn to convey mood, drama and movement by use of a variety of brush strokes inspired by the book "The Little Island" by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard
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Beach Collage

Tar Beach Contemporary Art Lesson for Kids

Students learn about the Contemporary American artist Faith Ringgold, and create their own story quilt collage inspired by her book, Tar Beach.
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Painting of tiger in jungle

Rousseau's Rain Forest Art Lesson for Kids

An art lesson for kids inspired by painter Henri Rousseau! Students become acquainted with Henri Rousseau’s life and art, and then create their own fantasy rain forest painting inspired by his work.
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Green childrens sculpture

A Sculpture Art Lesson for Kids Inspired by Louise Nevelson

The goal of this project is for students to learn about some of the principles of sculpture, such as composition, form, shape and repetition. Read Louise Nevelson: The Artist and the Legend and discuss how Nevelson was famous for her assemblage sculptures made of found objects.
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Paint stamped fox and typography

Hailstones and Halibut Bones - Block Printing & Graphic Design Art Lesson for Kids

An art lesson for kids teaching block printing and graphic design! Students will come to appreciate the poetry of Mary O’Neil in a project that combines both the art of block printing and graphic design.
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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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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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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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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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Jeweled Eggs Spring Craft for Kids

Jeweled Easter Egg Craft for Kids

An Easter egg craft that's sparkling for spring! Are you in need of some egg-cellent Spring craft ideas? Look no further! These sparkly painted clay and jeweled eggs are a great way to keep tiny fingers busy while this springtime weather can be unpredictable.
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Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Spring Craft for Kids

Spring Flowers Egg Carton Craft

A spring craft for kids using a recycled egg carton! Spring has (almost) sprung! Here in the Midwest, we have been lucky enough to have a couple of gorgeous warm and sunny days! When the temps went back down, we celebrated by crafting these flowers made from recycled egg cartons.
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Paint Splatter Easter Eggs Craft for Kids

Easter Egg Paint Splatter Craft for Kids

Easy Easter egg craft for kids! It’s been a long, cold winter…. While we wait for spring to come, here’s an egg-cellent Easter activity for the kids. These Paint Splatter Easter Eggs are fun, festive, and best of all – mess-free!
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World of Birds Lesson Plan

Art Lesson Plan: World of Birds

A Lesson plan to teach students all about birds while creating a very unique mixed-media collage. Perfect for grades 3rd - 6th.
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Mardi Gras Paper Plate Masks Craft for Kids

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids: Paper Plate Party Mask

Mardi Gras crafting for kids! Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties around, so why not celebrate in a family-friendly way at home! These colorful paper plate masks are a fun and easy way to craft up a party costume with just a few simple supplies you probably have laying around the house. Not only do you end up with a festive mask, but this is also a great exercise to teach color theory and color combinations by mixing paints or seeing what happens when you layer crayon or marker colors. It is also a great opportunity to discuss the history of Mardi Gras and it’s traditions.
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Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

This Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie craft is the perfect activity and decoration for your Thanksgiving feast! Season’s Eatings… I mean Greetings! But seriously, what’s better than this time of year full of family, food, and food-themed crafts.
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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornaments

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornament

Christmas crafts for kids are the perfect way to get them in the holiday spirit! Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts or Christmas decorations this holiday season with these cute fingerprint ornaments crafts.
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