Projects for Kids

Easy Color Wheel

Easy Color Wheel

This Color Wheel is way easier than it looks! So simple, draw once, make copies…color! I used a blank triangle clip art – had students draw their design inside the triangle with pencil – outline with permanent marker and then I made them each 6 […]

Valentine’s Inspired Easy Sewing Projects For Kids

Valentine’s Inspired Easy Sewing Projects For Kids

Holidays are a great time to do a cute craft with the kids! Do you have kids wanting to learn how to sew? Even really young children can start learning sewing skills now.  Sewing is a very useful skill that can be used throughout your life. […]

Gingerbread Man Collaborative Art Poster for Kids

Gingerbread Man Collaborative Art Poster for Kids

Christmas is coming soon and I am in the Holiday Spirit! I love drawing and I am so happy that I finally made my own drawing into a collaborative poster for my classroom…wow, was it a lot of work!  But so rewarding to see my […]

Native American Blankets Art Activity for Kids

Native American Blankets Art Activity for Kids

Native American Blankets – Art Activity for Kids Native American Artists use thick and thin lines in their woven blankets and learning about thick and thin lines is important for Kindergarten  – 2nd Grade Artists. So why not combine the two! I developed this great […]

Cute Hedgehog Craft for Kids

Cute Hedgehog Craft for Kids

I just love Hedgehogs, don’t you!! I’m so excited to share this Hedgehog Craft with you that I developed for my classroom.  I’m using it in my classroom as an early finisher activity, but you could you use it as a teacher-directed lesson, sub lesson, […]

Fingerprint Art – Early Finisher Bin

Fingerprint Art – Early Finisher Bin

Here is the second bin I developed for my classroom, for those students that finish early. I developed a worksheet for this box, ready for kids to use their creativity to create cute little drawings from their fingerprints! I included in the bin – 50 […]

Yarn Wrapping – Early Finisher Bin

Yarn Wrapping – Early Finisher Bin

I’ve decided to finally get some bins ready for my classroom, for those students that finish early. I had some Roylco Stringing Stars left over from our Yarn Bombing project, so I fixed up a bin so kids can use the 50 stars that I […]

Yarn Bombing – K-6 Beginning of Year Art Project

Yarn Bombing – K-6 Beginning of Year Art Project

Yarn Bombing started to become popular in 2005 and it still going on to this day. I decided to introduce my students to yarn bombing on a scale that they could handle. Yarn Bombing is usually done with a crocheted or knitted piece that is […]

Color Wheel & Doodle Drawing Sheets

Color Wheel & Doodle Drawing Sheets

Color Wheels are important for many reasons and I make sure to have my students make one every year. The drawing sheets I created for this project are a great starter to teach Color Wheel Concepts, Line Design Instruction, Sub Lesson or for Early Finishers. […]

Easy Mondrian Inspired Drawing for Kids

Easy Mondrian Inspired Drawing for Kids

This is an easy way to add Art History to your classroom or home and introduce famous artist, Piet Mondrian.  I love doing this project and I do it with my 2nd grade classes almost every year.  We do a lot of projects with Piet […]

Summertime Caterpillar Collage

Summertime Caterpillar Collage

A Great Summertime Collage Project! This is a fun end of the school year project that I do with my Kindergarten classes. It is a good end of the year review to see if they have improved on tracing and cutting skills.  We also use […]

Miniature Campfire Craft

Miniature Campfire Craft

This is such a fun craft – the campfire really lights up! My daughters and I are working on Girl Scout activities and we thought this little mini campfire would get us in the camping mood! Very simple to make with a plastic cup, tissue […]

Earth Emoji – Watercolor Painting for Earth Day

Earth Emoji – Watercolor Painting for Earth Day

A great, quick project for Earth Day, or any day that you want to make an awesome watercolor painting! I recently finished this Earth Day painting with my 1st – 4th grade Art classes.  Every grade had the ability to do it and everyone loved […]

Easy DIY Color Wheel

Easy DIY Color Wheel

Color Wheels are important for many reasons and I make sure to have my students make one every year. This color wheel is one I use for 2nd grade, but it can definitely be used for any grade level. Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Warm & […]

Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is a great artist to learn about – get inspired by his cakes, pies and cupcake artwork! On a 4” x 6“ piece of thin paper – like newsprint or copy paper – draw 1-3 cupcakes – maybe add a glass or plates […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards and Joan Miro – Perfect Combination! I’m really excited about drawing on Artist Trading Cards.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, so far – Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline and Doodling With Circles and most recently Artist Trading Cards […]

Tints and Shades Easter Egg Painting

Tints and Shades Easter Egg Painting

This project has lots of concepts to it!  Tracing, Overlapping, Tints, Shades, Warm Colors and Cool Colors! I like using a template for this project, because the idea is not “how to draw an egg” – the idea is all about mixing and painting with […]

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Pysanky, Pysanka…it’s called a number of things and it is so much fun! Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik – wax resist – method.  The plural of Pysanka is Pysanky. I’ve been doing […]

How to Make a Vase of Beautiful Stamped Flowers

How to Make a Vase of Beautiful Stamped Flowers

This is a project I do with 1st Graders…but I will tell you…I love making one too!   Start by making a symmetrical (same on both sides) vase, by folding a 9” x 12” paper in half the long way.  I like to call this the […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Shamrocks are fun to draw and really fun when you transform them! I’m really excited about creating Shamrock inspired artwork this season.  My latest creation starts with Artist Trading Cards, something I recently discovered.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, […]

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday I usually do artwork for, but I thought I would give it a try this year! I searched on the internet for ideas to get started, but nothing really “tripped my trigger”. I’ve had watercolor resist on my mind […]

Monster Suspect – DIY Drawing Game

Monster Suspect – DIY Drawing Game

“Monster Suspects” – a fun drawing game I developed for my girls to complete the Girl Scout Junior Detective Badge! My daughters are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we love to do artsy things.  My youngest is working on the […]

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

I use this project in my classroom as an early finisher project for 6th Grade artists, but it started as a sketchbook activity for myself! I’ve always been attracted to artwork that contains a lot of repetition. This one meets that requirement, for sure! I […]

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

I can’t wait to put these lovely Sherlock Holmes quotes up on my wall! My daughters and I decided to make our own Sherlock Holmes inspired artwork, because they are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we are fans of this […]

DIY Fingerprint Records

DIY Fingerprint Records

My daughters and I recently spent a lovely evening working on these DIY Fingerprint Records – I even joined in and made one! We decided to make our own DIY Fingerprint Records, because my daughters are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout […]

Mosaic People

Mosaic People

What fun these weird people are to make! This is an easy activity to teach children the basic concept of mosaics – pieces have to be close together and not touching.  I do this project every year with kindergarten, but it is definitely doable for […]

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

I’m new to Artist Trading Cards and I am hooked! Artist Trading Cards are small little cards that are meant to be works of art that are traded or given away, but never sold.  They only measure a small 2 ½” x 3 ½”.  They […]

DIY Morse Code Magnets

DIY Morse Code Magnets

My daughters just love making messages for my husband and I to decipher with these DIY Morse Code Magnets! We decided to make our own Morse Code activity, because my daughters are working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges.  My youngest is working […]

Winter Snowman Collage

Winter Snowman Collage

Snowmen are always a fun project to make in the winter! A simple project I do with Kindergarteners every year.  This cute snowman collage, teaches them tracing, cutting, collaging and drawing skills and introduces them to oil pastels.  Great for a school project or fun […]

Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper weaving is a wonderful skill for kids to learn and they love practicing it year after year! I do paper weaving with Kindergarteners, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders – each time making it more involved. This Heart Paper Weaving project is one that I […]