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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Japan Fan Craft

Another fun way to make Japanese Paper Fans! You can use our premade fans to color or paint abeautiful picture....or use our printable fan template and let children design their own! This is a fantastic group activity as each project turns out wonderfully unique. Materials: Scrapbook Paper Glue Stapler Beads  String or Raffia Suggested Resources for a Unit...

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Japan Lantern Craft for Kids

Another fun way to make Japanese Paper Fans! You can use our premade fans to color or paint abeautiful picture....or use our printable fan template and let children design their own! This is a fantastic group activity as each project turns out wonderfully unique. Materials: Origami Paper Raffia Stapler Hole Punch Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:  ...

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Japan Paper Fan Craft

Another fun way to make Japanese Paper Fans! You can use our premade fans to color or paint abeautiful picture....or use our printable fan template and let children design their own! This is a fantastic group activity as each project turns out wonderfully unique. Materials: Printable Fan Template  Jumbo Popsicle Sticks or Wooden Fan...

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Japanese Carp Kite Craft

Our Japanese Carp Kites (or more accurately windsocks) make some really beautiful projects for children to make when learning about Japanese culture.  This would be a wonderful end of the unit project for your students or co-op groups.  Older children might prefer to make these out of fabric see our...

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Sumi-e Painting for Kids

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese painting involving a bamboo brush, ink, and rice paper. Even young children can learn the different techniques and brush strokes of this ancient, and still modern art form. Materials: Sumi-e Ink Paintbrush Rice Paper Practice Material: Watercolor Paint Construction Paper Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:  Sumi-e is the timeless art of Japanese...

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