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ECE/Toddler/Preschooler Art Lessons


We've gathered and listed all of our Preschool/Early Childhood Education art lesson plans below. These activities are best suited for ages 2 to 5 years. However, grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable. Find other age/grade groups HERE. To view lesson plans by medium or discipline (painting, drawing, printmaking, etc.) visit HERE.

CROSS CURRICULUM

BE A CURATOR - HAVE AN ART SHOW all ages
An art curator is someone who works in a gallery or museum and is in charge of building art collections, researching art information, writing about art and placing artwork within gallery spaces. [read more]

BULLETIN BOARDS all ages
A growing list of ideas (many of them art themed) for you to use in your classroom. [read more]


CREATING THE MOOD OF CREATIVITY all ages
Whether you are an art-on-a-cart instructor or a classroom teacher, here are a few simple extras that will allow you to utilize your environment to the creative max! Submitted by: Nifodora Krumrie. [read more]

TASTY COLOR MIXING PreK-2
A yummy color mixing lesson that teaches students about the magic of color. [read more]

TILE MURALS (HISTORY IN THE PAINTING) all ages
Add character to your school or home while your kinderartists start to think about art history. By: Elizabeth Basa. [read more]

3D LETTERS PreK
Preschoolers will make sculptural letters. By Cindy Marotta. read more]

ALPHABET ANIMAL COLLAGE PreK
Children will learn the alphabet as they learn about animals. By Erika Bingham. [read more ]

ALPHABET BINGO PreK
Children will learn to recognize letters as they play a traditional game. By Erin. [read more ]

ALPHABET DIG PreK
This is a fun activity incorporating letter recognition and matching. By Sue Mowrer. [read more]

C IS FOR CELERY PreK
Children will learn about the letter c as they paint with celery. By KinderArt. [read more

Carle, Eric: EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR Pre-K-2
Make caterpillars out of egg cartons and paint! An Eric Carle inspired lesson from J R Williams. [read more]

HUMPTY DUMPTY RULES Pre-K
Collaboratively set classroom rules as you recite the poem "Humpty Dumpty" Includes printable version of the poem. By: Kim Falcone. [read more]

Lionni, Leo: LITTLE GREEN PreK-Gr2
This lesson teaches children how to make the color green by mixing the two primary colors, blue and yellow. Based on the Leo Lionni Book. From Shelly. [read more]

Martin, Bill Jr.: BROWN BEAR ANIMALS FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS Pre-K
Little ones can recreate animals from the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear. By: Kristal Petersen. read more]

NAME RECOGNITION PreK
Kids will learn to recognize names as they focus on letter and shape recognition. By Karen LaVarnway. [read more]

NAME WRITING FOR PRESCHOOLERS PreK
Young children will develop pre-writing skills and name recognition. By Lisa Elwell. [read more]

PAPER BAG STORIES PreK - Grade 2
This is a creativity and imagination building exercise for little ones. By: Barbra Jaffe. [read more]

PATTERN BLOCK STORIES PreK - Grade 2
Young children can create objects and animals using pattern blocks. They can they write stories based on their creations. By: Stephanie. [read more

SAND NAMES PreK - Grade 2
Children will learn about letters and words in a fun way. By Amy. [read more]

SHAVING CREAM LETTERS PreK
Little ones will write the letters of the alphabet in shaving cream. By Jennifer Hynes. [read more]

STORY CIRCLE STARTERS Pre-K
Here are several ideas to help get the creative juices flowing. By: KinderArt. [read more]

STORY TIME SONGS Pre-K
A fun and easy song to prepare for story time. By: Kristen. [read more]

UPPER AND LOWER CASE ABCs PreK
In this activity, little ones will match lower and upper case letters. By KinderArt. [read more]

DINOSAUR BONES MATH Pre-K
Children will learn about counting and patterns. From Shirley Johnston. [read more].

NINE EASY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO MAKE all ages
Make one or all of these fun and easy musical instruments to encourage play and creativity. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

MARACAS (RECYCLED MATERIALS) Pre-K and up
Maracas are one of the simplest instruments to play for young children or the beginning musician. They are essentially rattles with handles. Find out how to make maracas out of bottles and toilet paper rolls. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]

MUSIC AROUND THE HOUSE Pre-K
Little ones can make music, sounds and rhthyms with everyday items from around the house. By KinderArt. [read more]

OCEAN DRUM PreK and up
An ocean drum is filled with small round objects that, when tilted back and forth, sound remarkably like the waves at the seashore. Find out how to make an ocean drum here. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]

PAINTING WITH MUSIC Pre-K
Painting with music enhances self-expression, exploration in use of colors and develops memory recall of events, people, and feelings. By: Marianne Sy-Quimsiam. [read more]

STICKER SHAKERE Pre-K and up
A shakere is a beautiful musical instrument made from a dried gourd that is shaken, tossed or moved from hand to hand creating wonderful rhythms and songs. Find out how to make one using a recycled milk carton. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]

FLOSSING YOUR TEETH Pre-K
This activity teaches children about dental hygiene in a creative way. By: Nicki Hackett. [read more]

HEALTHY FOOD CHART Pre-K
This activity teaches young children the importance of good health and healthy choices. By: Heather Gordon. [read more]

ANIMAL SOUNDS Pre-K
Preschoolers will draw pictures of animals based on the sounds that they make. By: KinderArt. [read more]

CRAZY HAIR GUY Pre-K-8
Introduce your students to the concept of growing seeds. Using a nylon stocking and some grass seed, your students will see how fast grass grows. From KinderArt®. [read more]

FALL TREES Pre-K-2
Students will use a tracing of their arm and hand as the basis for a paper tree picture. From: C. Turgeon. [read more]

FIREFLIES IN A JAR Pre-K-2
Students can make a picture of fireflies in a jar using construction paper and glow-in-the-dark paper. From Mary Beth Knippel. [read more]

HAVE YOU SEEN THE WIND? PreK-2
Little ones will conduct some science experiments as they learn about wind. [read more]

ICE TO WATER SCIENCE PreK-2
Children will conduct an experiment where they watch ice turn to water. By: KinderArt. [read more]

MUD PUDDLES AND BUBBLES Pre-K-2
This list includes a variety of ideas from barefoot mud prints to bubble blowing fun. From Robin Landals. [read more]

EDUCATIONAL ICEBREAKERS all ages
Help us build a list of icebreakers for back to school. Look at our list so far and share your ideas too! [read more]

FIRE SAFETY (STOP DROP ROLL) Pre-K
Learning the concept of "stop-drop-roll". By: Karen LaVarnway. [Read more

HUMPTY DUMPTY RULES Pre-K
Collaboratively set classroom rules as you recite the poem "Humpty Dumpty" Includes printable version of the poem. By: Kim Falcone. [read more]

TIN CAN PAINTING FOR TWO Pre-K
Preschoolers will create a collaborative painting together using coffee cans, paint and golf balls. By: Jessica. [read more]

TRAFFIC LIGHTS Pre-K
Color recognition and sorting. By: MaryAnn Kelly. [read more]

THE ART BOOK

THE ART BOOK PreK-2
The Art Book theme was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. read more

ART HISTORY

O'KEEFFE, GEORGIA: FLOWERS GALORE PreK - Gr.12
Drawing and painting magnified flowers. From Beth Elzinga. [read more]

POLLOCK, JACKSON: DRIPPING PAINT - ACTION PAINTING Pre-K and up
Students will be directed to observe the lines and shapes that make up an action painting. [read more]

CRAFTS

BIRD BINOCULARS Pre-K to Gr. 2
Teach your students how to look for birds with their own crafty binoculars. Jackie shows you how. [read more]

BOTTLE OF TREASURE Pre-K to Gr. 2
Learn how to make your own glittery treasure bottle with the help of Ayla, Vaughn, DezaRae, KiAsia and Kirema. [read more]

BUBBLE FRAME All Ages
Here's a fun and creative way to frame one of those classic bubble bath shots! Grab some old puzzle pieces, paint and some craft gems and you are on your way. These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.

BUTTERFLY BAGGIES Pre-K to Gr. 2
Lee Popham shows us how to create butterflies using tissue paper and sandwich baggies. [read more]

CLOTHESPIN MAGNETS all ages
Amanda Formaro shows you how to create treasure from trash. [read more]

CRAFT STICK TREES all ages
This simple craft is a great way to celebrate the coming of fall, even for the younger set. No patterns are required, just sticks, foam or felt and a little imagination. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLIES Pre-K and up
Angela Hopkins shares a terrific butterfly making lesson for the little ones using coffee filters. [read more]

FALL LEAVES T-SHIRT all ages
This adorable shirt can be made for either a boy or a girl. So colorful and vibrant they are definitely going to love it! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

HAND PRINT ANGELS Pre-K to Gr. 2
You can create angels using your child's handprint. Carol Ingram shows you how. [read more]

JELLYBEAN SWEET JAR all ages
A sweet gift idea! From Craftbits. [read more]

MUFFIN LINER FLOWERS Pre-K to Gr. 2
Your students can use muffin liners and magic markers to create 3-D flowers. From KinderArt. [read more]

MY HANDPRINT Pre-K to Gr. 2
Julia Wallace has a fun handprint craft idea, complete with a poem. [read more]

PAPER AND CLOTHESPIN DRAGONFLIES Pre-K to Gr. 2
Students will manipulate paper to create a dragonfly. From Coree Snyder. [read more]

PAPER BAG TREES all ages
Grab a brown paper lunch bag and some colored tissue paper to make this easy and fun tree that appears to be blowing in the wind. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

PASTA PICTURE FRAME Pre-K to Gr. 5
A tried and true favorite, Debbie Howard shares a fun way for students and children to make inexpensive picture frames. [read more]

PHOTO CARD all ages
Grab some construction paper or card stock, a photo and some glue and make this adorable little card.From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

PLUSH PAINT PAIL PALS all ages
When your kids have finished off the paint in those little plastic containers, what do you do with them? How about making these darling little magnets! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

POPSICLE® STICK KIDS Pre-K to Gr. 5
Your kinderartists will love creating these little characters. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

RECYCLED LID ORNAMENT Pre-K to Gr. 8
This craft shows you how you and your students can create beautiful holiday ornaments using recycled materials. From Connie Miller. [read more]


SAND JARS all ages
Linda Otis-Gutman shows us how to make colorful sculptures. [read more]

TISSUE PAPER SUNFLOWERS Pre-K to Gr. 5
Students will make their own colorful sunflowers using tissue paper and glue. [read more]

WASTE NOT PICTURE FRAMES all ages
These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

WASTE NOT SNOWMAN all ages
There are plenty of crafts you can make from items found around the house, or even those headed for the garbage can. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

WINDOW CLINGS all ages
Kids (and adults) of all ages can make window clings using fabric paint. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

WINTER WONDERLAND WINDOWS Pre-K to Gr. 2
Introduce young children to landscape painting and give them a hands-on experience with different media. From Felicity Green of the Walters Art Gallery. [read more]

DRAWING

A UNIQUE DRAWING EXPERIENCE all ages
Students (and teacher) will see how with just one set of directions, everyone in the classroom will come up with very unique works of abstract art. [read more]

CHALK AND GLUE PreK - Gr.8
A great lesson using art paste and pastels. Submitted by Leon Ruder. [read more]

CRAYON ETCHING PreK - 8
Younger students will enjoy exploring this activity while older students should be encouraged to investigate detailed images and patterns. [read more]

CRAYON RESIST FISH PreK - Gr.8
Use crayons or oil pastels and paint to create wonderful undersea images. From Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

CRAYON RESIST JACK-O-LANTERN PreK - Gr.8
A paint and crayon lesson plan for all ages. From Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

PLEIN AIR DRAWING AND PAINTING all ages
Are you looking for something creative to do on a clear day? Why not take a trip outside to let nature inspire you? [read more]

WHAT'S OUTSIDE THE WINDOW? PreK - Gr. 8
This is a terrific drawing lesson that gets the creative juices flowing. It is great as a 15 minute filler. [read more]

MULTICULTURAL ART

HANDPRINT RAINBOW PreK-Gr2
Children will see that every hand print is different as they work together on a cooperative art project. From: Amie Lording. [read more]

MASKS: PLAIN PAPER MASKS PreK-Gr8
This is a quick and easy way for your students to make masks. [read more]

PAINTING

AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER PreK
This lesson shows you how to make handprint apple pictures. From Amy Schamburek. [read more]

APRIL SHOWERS RAINDROP PAINTING PreK-5
This activity shows kids how they can work with Mother Nature to create original works of art. From Holly LaForge. [read more]

BELLA BUTTERFLIES K-8
Students will review symmetry while creating a crayon resist butterfly. By Claudia Peterson. [read more]

BLOTTOS PreK and up
A blotto is a simple version of a monoprint. Here students will learn that no two blottos are ever alike (though they do often resemble butterflies and other insects). [read more]

CITY BLOCK PAINTING K-5
Students will use lines of all kinds to create a painting of a city block using tempera paint. From: Emily Coffey. [read more]

COLOR COLLISION Gr. 6-12
Students will experience watercolor and it's blending and flowing properties to make a color design based on color theory. From Amy Shapley. [read more]

COLOR THE SNOW PreK and up
Who needs a rainy day when you have a snowy day! Create you own winter wonderland with colorful buckets of snow. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

COMPLEMENTARY COLOR TURTLES K-2
Children will learn about complementary colors and color mixing as they create paintings with turtles as the theme. From Alexa Stoica. [read more]

CORN MEAL AND POWDER PAINT PreK-2
By combining glue, paint and corn meal, your students will be in for a wonderful textural surprise. From Lelis Kopatsaris. [read more]

CRAYON CRACKLE PAINTING K and up
Students will learn about texture as they experiment with crackle patterns. [read more]

CRAYON RESIST FALL LEAVES PreK - Gr2
Melissa Jordan shows you and your kinderartists how to create with nature as your inspiration. [read more]

CREPE OR TISSUE PAPER BLOTS PreK - Gr2
You can use crepe paper streamers to making beautiful designs. [read more]

EMOTION PAINTING K and up
Students will gain an understanding of how much of a role emotion plays in artmaking as they create paintings based on feelings. [read more]

FALL LEAF WATERCOLORS K-5
Pamela Julian Manney shares a unique way of painting leaves. [read more]

FISH BANNER K-8
Animals that live underwater can provide parents and educators with an enormous amount of teaching inspiration. Here learn how to create colorful banners with fish as the theme. [read more]

FOIL ETCHING K - Gr5
By using aluminum foil instead of paper, students will create fabulous (and shiny) works of art. [read more]

FLORIDA BLUE CRAB PreK - Gr2
Find out how to make handprint crab pictures. From Amy Schamburek. [read more]

FLOWER PAINTING PreK-2
Amy Prater shares a lovely painting/printmaking idea using obects from nature. [read more]

FRUIT COLOR WHEEL PreK-2
Children wiil create a fruit-themed colour wheel as a decorative reminder of colour-mixing. From Kasia Ciesla. [read more]

GRAFFITI Gr 3-5
Here, students explore line shape and color as they work both individually and as an artistic unit. By: Catherine Bamess. [read more]

HAPPY ACCIDENTS PreK and up
Take it from us, mistakes can be beautiful. By working with ink, watercolor and wet paper, students will be forced to "go with the flow". [read more]

IT'S A BUG'S LIFE Gr. 3-5
In this lesson, students will create an original crayon resist painting of a bug's life. From Elisa Michael. [read more]
(Section: Drawing)

LANDSCAPE RESIST PAINTING Gr 3-8
Making an art form using processes and techniques influenced by those of different artists can help one to better understand how to create a landscape. From Lauren Geggus. [read more]

LINE PAINTING FLOWERS Gr. 3 and up
Students will be introduced to the work of Geoff Slater - the artist who paints images using one single line! [read more]

MILK BUBBLES K and up
Students will use milk and food coloring to make wild, fantastic patterns which can be transferred to paper. From David Leatherwood. Includes a video. [read more]

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING Gr. 3 and up
This is a mixed media still life "happy accident" art lesson that is a great introduction to pen & ink, watercolor and pastels. [read more]

MIXING COLORS (using corn syrup and food coloring) PreK - Gr2
Corn syrup and food coloring are the ingredients in this sticky color mixing lesson. This is a KinderArt Cool Kid submitted lesson from Elisha B. [read more]

MONDRIAN STYLE PAINTING Gr. 3-12
Learn how to make a painting in the style of artist Piet Mondrian. [read more]

MOUSE PAINTING PreK - 2
Using this wonderful book, Kim Swanger shows you how to teach your kinderartists about color mixing. [read more]
PAINTED ROCKS all ages
Using paint and glue, students will create wonderful works of art while learning about geology! [read more]

PAINTED SHOES all ages
Canadian artist Teodoro Dragonieri paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century. Find out how your students can get creative on a different kind of canvas. [read more]

PAPER BATIK FLOWERS Gr 3- 8
Find out how to make wonderful Batik-Style paintings with flowers as the theme. From Rebecca Engelman. [read more]

PAPER PLATE SUNFLOWERS PreK - Gr2
Students will learn about sunflowers as they create their own artistic version. From Karen Rowley. [read more]

PASS THE PAINTING K-5
Jennifer Baxter has a unique way to teach students how to to see that objects don't have set colors and that our imaginations are limitless. [read more]

PLANT DYE PAINTS Gr. 3-8
Students will learn that plants are a source of natural dyes and paints. Find complete recipes, from Kim Swanger. [read more]

PULLED STRING ART PreK - Gr 5
Kristen Peery shares a terrific pulled string painting lesson. [read more]

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY ART PreK - Gr2
Find out how to turn a rainy day into an artmaking day! [read more]

SAND PAINTING K-12
Navajo Natives created sand paintings as a way of chasing away evil spirits. This lesson shows you how to make your own sand paintings that are inspired by the real thing. [read more]
(Section: Multicultural)

SCRATCH ART all ages
Learn how to create a fireworks display with crayons and paint. From B. Church. [read more]
(Section: Seasons)

SEASHELL PAINTING all ages
Seashells make wonderful palm-size canvases for seascape paintings. [read more]

SPIN ART PreK - Gr5
Spin art teaches children about color, color mixing and abstract art. From Judith Walsh. [read more]

SPONGE PAINTING PreK - Gr2
Kids can have fun with materials found under the kitchen sink. [read more]

SPONGE PAINTING FLOWERS PreK - Gr2
Using sponges and paint, students will make wonderful flowers. From Michele Rivera. [read more]

SPRAY BOTTLE PAINT MURAL PreK - Gr2
This is an outdoor, warm weather activity that teaches young children about color mixing. [read more]

SPREADING PAINT WITH A POPSICLE® STICK PreK - Gr2
Using paint, wax paper, popsicle® sticks and more, KinderArtists will explore different techniques for art expression. Lelis walks you and your young ones through the steps. [read more]

SWEET STUFF - WAYNE THIEBAUD Gr 6-8
Introduce your students to Wayne Thiebaud - the artist famous for his dreamy 1960s paintings of cakes. Amy Shapley shares a yummy lesson plan. [read more]

TEXTURE PAINTING Gr 3-8
In this lesson, students learn about texture and impasto painting. From Lillian Arreola. [read more]

TEXTURE WITH A CHEMICAL REACTION (PAINTING WITH SALT) PreK- Gr5
Here, students will learn about the effects of salt on watercolors as they paint a picture of a tree. From Kim Swanger. [read more]

TISSUE PAPER BUTTERFLIES PreK and up
Students will learn about color mixing as they create butterflies out of tissue paper (or paint or magic markers) and coffee filters. From Karen LaVarnway and Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

TISSUE PAPER PAINTINGS Gr 3-8
This lesson involves the application of many layers of tissue paper to create a "painted" image. [read more]

TRI-COLORED SNAILS PreK - Gr2
Children will learn about primary colors and color mixing as they create paintings with snails as the theme. From Alexa Stoica. [read more]

TWO LAYER PAINTING PreK - Gr 5
Students will learn about warm/cool colors, as they experiment with color mixing in layers. From Elizabeth Kinney. [read more]

VAN GOGH'S PAINTING STYLE K - Gr8
Teach your children about what makes a Van Gogh painting a Van Gogh painting. A great painting and art history lesson submitted by H. Bachman, an art educator from Maryland, USA. [read more]

VIEWFINDER PAINTING Gr 3 and up
Students will learn to look at the different ways of laying out a painting as they begin to recognize important elements of design.. [read more]

WATERCOLOR RAINBOWS PreK - Gr2
A wonderful "welcome spring" lesson submitted by Gena Becerra - April Lane School, Yuba City CA. [read more]

WATERMELON PAINTING PreK - Gr2
Using a watermelon slice as inspiration, student will experiment with basic shapes. Mary Beth Knippel. [read more]

WEAVE A WATERCOLOR K - 5
Students will review color wheel/rainbow colors and explore watercolors and then they will create weavings of their paintings. From Sandi DeLoge [read more]

WINTER RESISTS K - Gr5
Crayon resist is a technique that usually combines crayons and dark paint or ink. Snow scenes can be created using white tempera instead of black. [read more]

WINTER WONDERLAND Gr 3 - 5
A lesson in how to paint snow covered trees. From Rebecca Engelman. [read more]

PRINTMAKING

FRUIT and VEGGIE PRINTS PreK and up
A fun and inexpensive way to introduce printmaking. This is for all ages. [read more]

MONOPRINTS PreK and up
Monoprinting is a process whereby only one print is pulled from the printing plate. Here are three methods you can try. [read more]

MONOPRINTING - WHEN IS A BLOCK, NOT A BLOCK? PreK - Gr 2
Students will use a monoprint as a jumping off point for a wonderful work of art. From Alexa Stoica. [read more]

SHAVED CRAYON MONOPRINTS PreK - 8
Lisa offers this lesson idea that makes use of old crayons. [read more]

SNOWFLAKE PRINTS PreK - Gr 2
Gena Yarbrough's lesson helps children understand the concept of printmaking. Here you will use berry baskets and glitter to make "snowflake" prints. [read more]

STYROFOAM RELIEF PRINTMAKING K and up
A form of relief printing that makes use of readily available styrofoam meat and vegetable trays. [read more]

TENNIS BALL PRINTS PreK - Gr 5
Another warm weather outdoor activity that's just plain fun and messy. [read more]

YARN FISH PRINTS K - 8
Create an underwater scene while building fine motor skills. From art educator, Gullion. [read more]

RECYCLING CRAFTS

ART SAVERS PreK and up
Kids will have fun making one of these handy "art savers" which they can use to transport their works of art. From Charlotte Riley. [read more]

BIRD FEEDER PreK and up
Providing an easy way for children to give back to the environment. From Adrienne Bolles. [read more]

BIRDHOUSE PreK - Gr. 8
A lovely one-season birdhouse made from recycled household materials. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

BODY COLLAGE PreK - Gr 5
A Me, Myself and I project. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

COFFEE FILTER FRIDGE MAGNETS PreK and up
Making butterflies from coffee filters. From: Sarah Cannington. [read more]

COLORFUL COASTERS PreK - Gr. 5
A great gift idea that makes use of recycled materials found around the home. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

HANDMADE PAPER all ages
Make your own paper using recycled materials. From Eva D'Amico. [read more]

LEAF PEOPLE PreK - Gr. 5
What to do with that big pile of leaves in your backyard? Make leaf people of course. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

MAGAZINE MOSAICS PreK - Gr. 8
Using magazines or photos, you can achieve an effect similar to mosaics formed of glass, clay or stone. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

MILK CARTON HOUSES PreK - Gr. 5
An architectural activity that makes use of materials normally thrown in the garbage. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

MINI VASE K - Gr. 5
Recycle paper (or plastic) drinking cups to make a mini vase. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

NAPKIN RINGS K - Gr. 8
Recycle paper towel rolls to make napkin rings. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

NYLON SNAKE K - Gr. 5
Here's a way to use up those colorful plastic cups & plates used at birthday parties and school events. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

PERSONAL NOTES all ages
Recycling your child's drawings, from Windie. [read more]

PIE PLATE FISH PreK - Gr. 8
The underwater world serves as wonderful inspiration for artists of all ages. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

PUMPKIN SEED MOSAIC PreK - Gr. 8
Mosaics are made of tiny colored pieces of stone, pottery, glass or other materials, arranged together and set in plaster or cement to make patterns and images. Written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. [read more]

PUZZLE PIECE PICTURE FRAME PreK - Gr. 8
Use up those puzzle pieces and create a unique picture frame. [read more]

PUZZLE TREES PreK - Gr. 5
Trees from recycled puzzle pieces. A great idea from Judith Walsh. [read more]

RECYCLED CARD BOX K - Gr. 5
Joshua gives new life to old greeting cards by turning them into functional boxes. [read more]

STAMP BOX PreK - Gr. 5
A great indoor craft project, stamp boxes make wonderful Father's Day gifts. [read more]

TIN PUNCHING Gr 3 - 8
A creative take on a traditional handicraft from Patti Beckman [read more]

TWIG CONSTRUCTION all ages
Children will learn about homes as they design and make a twig and leaf shelter. From Catherine Bamess. [read more]

SCULPTURE

ART TAPE SCULPTURE: 3-D AMUSEMENT PARKS Gr. 3-8
Learn how to show students how to use art tape to create three dimensional sculpture. From Judith Walsh. [read more]

ANIMAL MASKS Gr. 3-8
Carla Fontenot shows us how to lead students through the creation a 3-D animal or mask made of paper. [read more]

ARTQUARIUM Gr. 6-8
Alison Lorion shows us how to create a classroom artquarium! [read more]

BEAN MOSAICS PreK and up
Students will learn about mosaic techniques as they create a mosaic using dried beans and peas. From Kimberly Jensen. [read more]

CLAY - ALL ABOUT CLAY
An important look at this timeless raw material along with some do's and don'ts. Read this before starting any clay projects in your classroom! [read more]

CLAY HEADS Gr. 3 and up
Using armatures, students will create sculptural works using clay that is left to dry naturally in the air. [read more]

CLAY SAND CASTLES PreK and up
Children will develop their sculpture techniques and express their creativity by molding and decorating their own clay sand castles. From Christina Eosco. [read more]

COIL CONTAINERS - POTTERY K and up
Students will learn how to build a container with clay, using coil and slab hand-building techniques. From Lauren Geggus. [read more]

CRAZY QUILTS Gr. 3-5
Students will learn about the history of Victorian Crazy Quilts as they explore pattern, color, and shape in different ways. From Laura Stuart-Smith. [read more]

DRAGONFLY SCULPTURE K - Gr. 5
Learn how to make mini dragonfly sculptures using clothespegs, paper and paint (or markers). From KinderArt. [read more]

FABRIC ASSEMBLAGE PreK and up
This lesson shows you what you can do with scraps of burlap, canvas and other types of fabric. [read more]

FOAM AND WIRE MOBILE Gr. 3-5
A step by step lesson plan that shows you how to construct a foam and wire mobile. From: Diane Overmyer. [read more]

GARGOYLES (FROM COFFEE TRAYS) Gr. 3 and up
This lesson shows you how to making gargoyles out of cardboard coffee take out trays and paper mache pulp. From KinderArt. [read more]

GARGOYLES AND GROTESQUES Gr. 6-8
Learn how to create a gargoyle using self hardening clay. From: Joann Trimarco. [read more]

GIANT STUFFED BIRDS K - Gr. 8
Using a variety of art supplies you can create fabulous soft sculpture with art educator Linda Moucha. [read more]

GUITARS AS SCULPTURE Gr. 6-8
This is a motivating project that incorporates music and history. From Alison J. Lorion. This lesson originated from the Museum of Fine Art in Boston's exhibit of "Dangerous Curves Art of the Guitar". [read more]

LEAF BY LEAF all ages
This project from Sandi Kovach-Long can be adapted for a wide range of ages and abilities including adults with physical, perceptual and cognitive challenges. [read more]

MARACAS (SIMPLE) & SHAKERS PreK - Gr. 8
Maracas were originally made from the dried shells of gourds with beads or beans inside. This lesson shows you how to make maracas using paper cups. [read more]

PAPER BAG BUTTERFLY PUPPETS PreK - Gr. 5
Students will create butterflies as they learn about three dimensional sculpture and use puppets to tell a story. From Linda Moucha. [read more]

PEBBLE PICTURES PreK and up
Add another dimension to paintings using pebbles found at the beach. [read more]

PLAY DOUGH PreK and up
Students will experiement with homemade play dough. Includes a recipe! From Julie Duell. [read more]

PUMPKIN SEED MOSAIC PreK and up
Mosaics are made of tiny colored pieces of stone, pottery, glass or other materials, arranged together and set in plaster or cement to make patterns and images. In this lesson, students use pumpkin seeds and paint to create colorful mosaics. [read more]

RAINBOWS (TORN PAPER) PreK - Gr. 5
Students will make rainbows using torn construction paper. From KinderArt.com [read more]





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