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  FOLK ART FOR KIDS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable.

CHECKERBOARD Gr. 3 - 8
A new twist on an old folk art favorite. read more

FOLK ART WEATHERVANE Gr. 3 - 12
Make a weathervane using cardboard and paint. read more

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH HEX SIGNS Gr. 6 - 12
Dawn Sabol walks you through how to create a Hex sign. read more

TIN CAN SCULPTURE Gr. 3-12
Students will use reusable objects and individual creativity to create wonderful sculpture. Submitted by: Jeanne C. Wolf. [read more]
[Section: Sculpture]

MULTICULTURAL ART LESSONS All Ages
Find lots of traditional folk craft projects from cultures around the world. There are many lessons to choose from including Mexican Metal Tooling. read more
[Section: Multicultural Art]

ART FROM RECYCLED ITEMS All Ages
Folk artists often use recycled items to create their works of art. Find lots of great ideas here including these egg cup flowers. read more
[Section: Recycled Art]



RECOMMENDED BOOKS


American Folk Art for Kids
by Richard Panchyk
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Drawing on the natural folk art tendencies of children, who love to collect buttons, bottle caps, shells, and Popsicle sticks to create beautiful, imperfect art, this activity guide teaches kids about the history of this organic art and offers inspiration for them to create their own masterpieces. The full breadth of American folk art is surveyed, including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and textiles from the 17th century through today.

Hey, Kids! : Come Craft With Me
by Mary Engelbreit
Featuring more than 30 children's crafting projects inspired by Mary Engelbreit's motifs and sentiments, this guide is sure to spark a child's imagination.

Pioneer Crafts
by Barbara Greenwood, Heather Collins
Early settlers made the things they needed for everyday life. Kids today can turn a tin can into a punched-tin lantern, a piece of felt into a a pair of moccasins and create many more crafts the pioneer way. This book features historical introductions to each craft and easy-to-follow instructions.

Recycled Re-Seen : Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap
Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure.

FOLK ART ARTICLES, PROJECTS, COLORING PAGES AND MORE FROM:


Painting Folk Art Nutcrackers
A fabulous holiday project that the family can get involved in.

Create a Folk Art Book Cover
Make a Folk Art book cover using scrap paper.

New Life for Old Denim Jeans
Make a Folk Art Book Bag or Tote Bag by recycling old denim blue jeans. A great back-to-school gift for your kids.

Birds of Paradise, Doves, Thistlefinches and Peacocks
Learn about birds in folk art while you paint your own Tree of Life serving tray.

FOLK ART COLORING PAGES

From folkartlife.com