Art project ideas
Like maize and squash, pumpkins are uniquely American and were part of the Columbian Exchange.
Children will share information about themselves by creating personalized trading cards. What You Need index cards or some oaktag ruler scissors paste photograph of each child What to Do Have each child measure and cut out an index or oaktag card, 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches.
I’m taking a little break as we welcome our fourth son to our family. Enjoy this First Friday Q&A from last year (also available at YouTube here ). Here are some ideas for helping children build handwriting skills in novel and playful ways. Watch the video and then add your ideas in the comments section. (Bonus for those watching carefully during the mirror segment: You’ll see the pile of clothes my boys dropped as they raced out to the Slip ‘n Slide.) Handwriting Helps
L and I have been making our own puzzles! I'm kind of addicted to them at the moment, so I plan to make many more! They are so easy, and L can help with a few of the steps. These are great to make as gifts, or to just whip a few extra up to keep as a suprise as an emergency boredom buster! what you need
We have yet to meet a child who isn't into slime. Icky, sticky and awesome is where fun is had and this version keeps kids and surfaces both, clean along the way. It only takes pennies to create and is liquid one moment and solid as a rock another! Did we mention it can also clean your bathtub? Take that Play-Doh!
By: Amanda Formaro Difficulty: Easy Age: 6 and up These rainbow mobiles are very colorful and are very easy to make for St. Patrick's Day . They look so inviting you may end up making more than just one!
These cute little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They’re super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for my Fall kitchen. Supplies for Yarn Apples: craft yarn – red, green, or yellow (the cheap yarn will do, $2 a skein) pipe cleaners (or chenille stems) – brown and green piece of cardboard – 2 in x 5 in First find a piece of cardboard to help you with the winding. I tore off a piece from a box we had lying around.
This idea is gorgeous as it is simple, combining the fun of gathering beautifully shaped fallen leaves with the shiny adornment associated with Christmas decor. And it's a great re-use for soda cans to boot. The process is really easy, and can be deduced from the pictures: cut open and flatten a tin can, trace the outline of a leaf, and cut it out. The finishing touches include sanding the edges and printed surface, and attaching twine, ribbon or string for hanging on your tree. Via: Craft: <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
This Paper Plate Rainbow is a perfect craft for preschoolers. Paper plates are just the right shape for rainbow-making, add some clouds and you've got one fun craft! Ages: 3 and Up
Check out the General Directions on how to paper mache if this is your first time working with this medium. Materials: balloon. Paper mache and strips of newspaper I make paper mache with one cup of flour and 4 cups of water. Boil the paper mache stirring frequently just long enough for it to thicken... take off the stove and put in a separate bowl.
Rainbow Colors | Primary and Secondary Color Mixing | Visual Arts Preschool Lesson Plan Printable ActivitiesAges 3.5 to 6 Preschool - Kindergarten Activity 1: Color Recognition Skills - Colors of the Rainbow - Color the Rainbow with Freda Frog - Ages 2+ Colors are everywhere and the rainbow has all the colors that we see around us. Visit this activity, where Freda Frog will take the children in a simple online activity to color a rainbow with primary and secondary colors. If you wish you can also do the card activity to reinforce color recognition. Activity 2: Color & Art Appreciation - Color Mixing Activity Ages 2.5+ It is a wonderful experience for children to see and experience how colors mix and form other colors.
Drawing Lesson Plans A MONSTER'S WORLD Using texture, the student will create imaginary monsters. A UNIQUE DRAWING EXPERIENCE Students (and teacher) will see how with just one set of directions, everyone in the classroom will come up with very unique works of abstract art.
Students read the story "Where the Wild Things Are" and then created their own "Wild Thing" using construction paper and crayons. They were encouraged to be creative and possibly combine parts from different animals. They were also instructed to create friendly "Wild Things" like the ones in the story. This can also be done by reading the story "I Need My Monster". Another fun way to add to this project is to have students verbalize their monsters name and special powers and to add a speech bubble expressing those things.
Have your summer art activities hit a bump in the road? Is your soon to be kindergartener getting tired of the standard art supplies? Well, how about making a mosaic?
What kid doesn't love a little magic? While preschool kids may not be able to make flowers appear out of thin air, or pull a rabbit out of an empty hat, they can do magic … with this easy art project. Kids paint an "invisible" picture that can only be revealed when covered with watercolor paints. Want to add some writing practice? Have kids practice their letters, or, if they're a bit older, they can extend this activity by writing secret messages to each other.