Category Archives for Art for kids

2 Mixed media fall projects using warm color tissue paper

These 2 activities had 2 goals. These were first grade and third grade classes. The first goal was to introduce the concept of warm colors which we used for the trees. The second one in the third grade

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Back to School Arts and Crafts: Mini murals using mixed media

As kids begin their new school years many teachers start looking for back to school crafts ideas. Focusing on what they did that summer is often a common theme. This activity is mural making. I love mixed

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Spending some vacation time in the city? Recreate your kids day with city landscape art

Summer vacations (which it is what we in the States are in middle of now) are a time that many parents spend time with their children exploring the cities they live near or are visiting. This activity,

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Multi Step Flower murals: Great summer project

Spring and Summer are perfect times  for flower projects with kids and this flower mural is such a fun idea. I actually saw the original idea on Pinkandgreenmama.com but, I changed it around a bit. I

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Ocean crafts: Create murals of the ocean

  This ocean crafts activity was inspired by this  swarm of sea creatures that I found on Pinterest. As you may know already, I love mixed media art and I also love when the children get to do

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Making landscape pictures with tissue paper for backgrounds

I’ve done a number of posts here on the blog with activities that teach horizon line and basic perspective issues. This is another great activity with a twist since here  we used tissue paper to

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Beginning symmetry with vases and flowers (art class lesson 15 & 16)

As this first 16 week session of art classes draws to a close we ended with a multi step project that included beginning symmetry.(I will recap results of this class at the end of this post) I had these

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3 perspective rules children can learn in mixed media landscape projects

Making landscaping along with coloring and cutting pictures to put on them has become a favorite of mine. Whenever I (and maybe you too) hear about perspective I automatically think of one point and 2

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My proof that “How to Draw” lessons can often backfire (art class lessons 13 & 14)

This lesson took place over a few weeks but, for ease of following I am putting it all in this one post. This lesson has really proved an amazing point for me. I have been struggling with how to teach

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Mini murals of the sea (literacy art project)

As a continuation of the literacy art projects we did in the Summer, here is one that we did with fish. We used 2 books Blue Sea and Swimmy The first thing we did was to have the children make a sea.

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Embroidery for kids: Embroider on paper for a mixed media project

I just saw a post on Childhood101.com all about Embroidery for children and it reminded me that we had done an activity in our summer camp with embroidery that I had  not posted about. We actually

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City landscapes at night collages

I did this activity with the Kindergarten children. I hung up an assortment of city scenes that I printed out in black and white. (which is the kind of printer I have) I  gave each child a large piece

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Mixed media art on landscapes while learning about foreground and background (art class lesson 7)

I learned a couple of things from this lesson. It was supposed to be a mixed media art project teaching about foreground, midground and background. (which is really perspective) I think when I do this

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Scrapbooking for kids: A great way for young children to join in the scrapbooking craze

Scrapbooking for kids is not as huge as it is with the Moms which has truly become a national obsession. Stay at home moms and working moms alike have all jumped onto the scrapbooking bandwagon.There

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