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September 9, 2018

Learn to Draw Online- Free Online Drawing Webistes

Does your kiddo want to learn to draw but you don’t have the time or skills to teach  them yourself?  There are amazing opportunities to learn to draw online for free, in your own home!  Grab a pencil and any device and settle into these free drawing websites for free online drawing tutorials suitable for any skill level! 

September 7, 2018

Leaf Rubbing Crayon Resist- Leaf Art for Any Season

Remember making an old fashioned leaf rubbing?  We all did them when we were kids, right?  Turning the crayon on it’s side, rubbing it over paper with a leaf under it, and watching the details of the leaf “magically” appear was a staple of fall arts and crafts time.  This simple leaf art project is a new twist on an old favorite.  Short materials list and an easy process make this an ideal project for any age or skill level.

September 3, 2018

Contour Drawing for Kids- An Easy Exploration

Contour drawing is essentially drawing the edges or outlines of an object to define it. Sounds simple, right?  Contour line drawing is a big concept that is easily introduced even at a young age and packs a big punch in terms of learning to see what is front of you! This quick blind contour drawing exercise is sure to bring giggles and learning!

August 12, 2018

Abstract Watercolor Painting-Easy Abstract Art for KIds

 I just love this easy abstract art idea for kids.  No pressure to make a piece of art look “real” or like a neighbor’s artwork.  Creating a piece of art that doesn’t have to look like anything in particular is a joy at any age!  This super simple abstract watercolor painting process produces can’t fail, brilliant results!

August 5, 2018

DIY Coasters from Up-cycled Yarn

These DIY coasters are an excellent intro to textile weaving and have a super cute, gifting worthy finished product.  But maybe the best part is that they can be made from 100% up-cycled materials which means they are free to make.  Totally free crafting- woohoo!

July 23, 2018

Wet Chalk-A New Drawing Experience

Taking old materials and bringing new life to them is one of the most exciting parts of being an art teacher.  This wet chalk drawing process does juts that.  Take the dirty stubs of chalk, add some water and check out the bright colors that are hiding underneath! 

July 21, 2018

Color in Art-12 Creative Learning Activities

Teaching color in art is a basic elementary feat, right?  Learning colors is done in pre-school, kindergarten, and of course, art class.  What if we took it a step further and didn’t just teach the colors but also the color families, and how to make secondary and primary colors, and how the colors relate to one another?

July 16, 2018

How to Make T-Shirt Yarn

Did you ever wonder how to make t-shirt yarn?  Did you even know that was a “thing?”  It is and it’s a super fun way to up-cycle a ratty t-shirt into cozy yarn perfect for crafting with.

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