Kids Crafts - Inspiration for Children of all Ages Bunting is a quick and fun way to decorate the house or classroom for any occasion. It also... It is amazing what fun can be had and what can be created from a few basic ingredients. We have... 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.
MAP MONSTERS Learning Geography can become more fun when students are encouraged to add an artistic touch. Map Monsters is a wonderful cross-curricular activity that I do with my students that incorporates Geography, or reading maps and visual arts. After learning a particular geographic of an area of the world the children look for monsters hidden along the borders of the countries! Using whatever drawing tools are handy the monsters begin to climb out of the map! Doodle Coloring Pages Print out my Free Coloring Pages. There are a lot to choose from and you are sure to find something that you like. They work great in the classroom as free time activities or theme unit fun. Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career. However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit.
Ladybugs from Egg Cartons Ladybugs! I love ladybug crafts because they are really easy for kids to make, teenagers think they are cute, and you can vary the colors to make just about anyone smile. As you already know, using recycled items in my craft tutorials is a big thing with me, so it should be no surprise that these little sweeties are made from painted recycled egg cartons. I actually made these several years ago for the website I used to own, FamilyCorner.com. I wanted to share them here because they really are one of my favorites and I’m always happy to add to my arsenal of ladybug crafts.
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. 19 TAC Chapter 117. Subchapter A Chapter 117. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts Subchapter A. Elementary Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Subchapter A issued under the Texas Education Code, §28.002, unless otherwise noted. §117.1.
identity grids I love having the kids do personalized work at the beginning of each school year-- and typically I start out with some sort of self-portrait. Well, 10 years of doing that for seven classes each day for a week is really mundane, so I decided to switch it up this year. With my third graders I am doing these "identity grids" and they love them! We start out with a 12"x12" sheet of paper and fold it into 16 squares. Tie-Dye Looking T-Shirts This was a big hit today in my afterschool class today – a pseudo tie dying project but without all the unsafe ingredients. My sample had just a couple of circles on it, but these creative students filled their shirts with lots of color, I love it!! 1. I found cheap white t-shirts at my local Dollar Tree store. Each student started by a placing small baby food jar inside their shirt, and stretching a small rubber band around the top.
Build a Dinosaur! 188K+Save Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS! One of LB's favorite activities was this one. 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:
kids Art Zone A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award Winner The NGAkids Art Zone app from the National Gallery of Art introduces children not only to the experience of great artwork, but also to the creative process of producing great artworks. Through the manipulation of paintings spanning hundreds of years and numerous styles of art, children are free to explore the elements that go into a painting. In the classical and impressionist designs, they are free to explore and modify the objects of the paintings, from the sky and the background, through the middle and the foreground, adjusting for perspective and adding and subtracting characters and scenery at will. Some of the characters in the paintings can be animated for an extra laugh. In the strongest part of the app, that of the more modern art styles, the artist can explore color and layering paints, producing works that are similar in style to the famous work but ultimately entirely original.
Patchwork Acorn: Fall Kids' Crafts - Indoor Activities for Children Ages school-age by Amanda Formaro What you'll need Scraps of painted paper A piece of paper finger painted with fall colors Construction paper or magazine pages in red, orange, yellow, green, and brown 1 sheet of black construction paper 1 sheet of white copier paper Black marker Pencil Paper clip Scissors Acorn pattern Helpful Tip: You can use torn pieces of autumn colored construction paper or have children color paper with crayons.