How to Make a Simple Paper Spider in its Web: More DIY Halloween Decorations!
First, take a square piece of paper and fold it in half. I usually just start cutting out the spider freehand, but if you prefer, draw the spider on the paper first, like this: Then cut out everything surrounding the spider’s body and legs, leaving a border around the edge. Open it up and there you have it: A creepy paper spider to hang up for Halloween. Tip: If you want the spider to be a black widow, cut a diamond shape out of the abdomen and tape a piece of red paper behind it.
Coloring Page Challenges - Adult Coloring Pages
Coloring is a popular leisure activity enjoyed by children of all ages - little kids have no problem finding pictures to color, or they draw their own. The most difficult aspect about coloring as an adult (or teenager) is how to find interesting coloring pictures. There are hundreds of thousands of coloring pictures available for children - in printed coloring books, on CD-ROM and on the Internet as free printables to download and print, or to color using the computer.
Mandala Coloring Pages and Books
More Free Coloring Pages for Adults – Free Printable Design Coloring Sheets I draw coloring pages and clip art and I enjoy finding free printable coloring pages for adults and kids on the Internet. I share my favorites in these Squidoo lenses. Visit a few and discover the pleasure of free printable coloring pages – adult coloring fun and coloring pages for children of all ages. Adult Coloring – Mural Art PostersOne of the most interesting (and challenging) adult coloring design projects I’ve explored is coloring mural art posters made from multiple sheets – block po…
Learn to Draw Animals
Print and enjoy our Learn to Draw Animals pages for kids of all ages. Kids can use our step by step illustrations to discover how to draw all sorts of animals and build up their skills and confidence in the process...plus they are just good fun! You could build up a whole folder of these printable pages for rainy days - teachers might even want to laminate them and keep them ready as a time-filler or reward. And of course many of them tie into classroom themes, too.
Best Coloring Ever-Coloring Pages for Adults and Children
Classic realistic and abstract line art, prints and engravings in black and white make fantastic complex free art for colorists. You can find many drawings and print reproductions in the public domain to download and print. The original print for the humorous illustration above – The First Smoke – (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number LC-USZ62-47899 ) is from the US Library of Congress, and is one of many public domain images archived in the Popular Graphic Arts Collection at the LOC.
Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related Content:
The David Lubin Art Studio: 1st grade
Inspired by the geometric, electric, abstract paintings of artist Sonia Delaunay. This project works with shapes, color, geometry and lots of lines. Good project to help students become more comfortable using a ruler and understanding line direction.
DIY: Watercolor Silhouette
I took the girls to the zoo this weekend and I had some fun FINALLY experimenting with my zoom lens. It was cool to take some photos of something other than the kids for once. So, I came home with some cool animal shots and I was trying to think of something to do with them here on Prudent Baby. Here is a DIY for these little watercolor silhouettes that I made. FULL DIY and FREE animal images for download after the jump. What you need: