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African Mask Art Project for Kids

Learning about African culture is an amazing experience for children of all ages.  Traditional African art captivates with it's stunning use of shape and color.  This art tutorial will help children create a special African inspired mask and while it is recommended for late elementary or middle school students, children...

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Salt Painting for Summer Art Projects

Recently I was introduced to a new form of textured painting called salt painting.  Basically, you take glue cover it with salt, then drop watercolors on top to absorb the color.  Well, can I just say, "Wowza!"  This is such a fun technique and it creates beautiful art work that...

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Koi Watercolor Art Project for Kids

Koi fish are beautiful carp that hold special symoblism in Japanes culture.  Koi ponds are placed in beatiful, tranquil settings and japanese gardens.  Encourage children to learn more facts about Koi before you create this stunning project. Materials: PosterBoard Watercolors Salt Glue Eye Dropper Pencil/Paintbrush Reference Photo Suggested Resources for a Unit...

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Polar Bear Art Project For Kids

Here is a unique and exciting polar bear art project for kids. This is a fantastic art project to try with your students when you are learning about cubism or anytime you are learning about the arctic. Each section on this art project is created with oil pastels,...

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Arctic Art Projects for Kids

These art projects and activities are a wonderful accompaniment to your lessons on the Arctic and polar regions.  You could easily tie this unit in with our Inuit (Eskimo) craft projects to add in cultural studies as well.  While the focus of these art projects is the Arctic, we've included...

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Tree Frog Oil Pastel

This is a fun way to build a textured canvas.  Children use black glue on black construction paper to outline the frog.  Then use colored oil pastels to fill him in.  The results are stunning and worthy of any classroom gallery! Materials: Black Construction Paper Glue Black Paint Oil Pastels Inspiration Photo Amazon Rainforest There is so much...

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Indian Design Project

Art and textile in India often features intricate designs and patterns.  Paisleys, mandalas and other symmetrical designs can be found on walls, fabrics, and even displayed in the temporary staining of skin with henna.  This project explores a method of transferring designs that might be too difficult to draw by hand,...

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Taj Mahal Art Project

This Taj Mahal art project is a great way to introduce children to ink transfer using bleeding tissue paper.  This technique is not only fun, but the result is a stunning color combination as the inks blend together. Students as young as preschool age can make stunning recreations with just...

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Scripture Art: Trees

This week we finished up our third scripture art project! I thought I would take a second to share a bit behind the scenes. These projects usually take two 30minute lessons. The first day for the artwork, and the second day for the scripture. Even though I'm kinda flying by the seat of...

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