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  • The Doodle Post Get Creative with The Doodle Post - Surprises by Mail Erin Wynn is a Canadian mom, who – I’ve recently discovered – grew up practically down the street from me. Erin has has many years experience working with children and because she was a fine arts major at university, she also knows a thing or two about creativity. Her creative energy can... Read more »
  • Overlapping Shapes Art Lesson Plan Overlapping Shapes - What You Need: Paper Pencil Markers What You Do: The directions for this project are simple. 1) Ask children to draw a variety of overlapping shapes. 2) Then, encourage them to fill in the blanks with a variety of colors. I distinguish between three types of shapes:  Geometric; Organic (that found in nature); and Free-form.  Some... Read more »
  • Color for Calm Contest Color for Calm - Color for Calm We are celebrating National Coloring Day  this year by partnering up with Healthline in their Color for Calm contest. The  contest is meant to shine a light on mental health by promoting the therapeutic  effects of coloring for stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health  conditions. Starting on August 2nd, you can... Read more »
  • Paint and Marker Flowers Paint and Marker Flowers - What You Need: Tempera paint (or watercolor paint) Brushes For tempera, use poster paper or 80lb Sulphite drawing paper. For watercolors, use watercolor paper (90lb student quality is fine but you can use a heavy weight poster paper as an alternative) Black Sharpie markers (permanent markers work the best but washable Crayolas will also do... Read more »
  • Which art paper should I use? Which Art Paper Should I Use? - Many Projects, Many Papers There are a multitude of paper options out there and here I have listed the most popular choices.  I always prefer buying paper in large sheets and tearing or cutting them down into manageable sizes. To do this, I use a metal ruler/straight edge, or a mat cutter. BRISTOL BOARD  Otherwise... Read more »
  • Classroom Management Tips for the Art Room Classroom Management using Love and Logic - Love and Logic When I was first introduced to the principles of the Love and Logic method, I was immediately attracted to its simplicity and sensible approach to classroom management. Although there is much that could be said about the Love and Logic philosophy, I believe they are encapsulated in the four following principles. 1.... Read more »
  • Creative Ways to Incorporate Veggies into Kids’ Meals: Edible Animal Friends Creative Ways to Incorporate Veggies into Kids’ Meals: Edible Animal Friends - Fun and Healthy Check out these ways to turn snacks into edible animal-shaped treats that the whole family can enjoy. Kids will have so much fun gluing together the colorful pieces with hummus, they may not even notice how many healthy veggies are in their snacks. (And you may be able to sneak in some... Read more »
  • What art can do. What Art Can Do - WHAT ART CAN DO Participating in art nurtures inventiveness as it engages people in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation. And, art helps people gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting other points of view, developing creative problem-solving skills and communicating thoughts and... Read more »
  • Lines Variety Art Lesson Plan for Kindergarten. Lines of All Kinds - Learning Objectives: To introduce students to the names of different kinds of lines. To introduce students to the vocabulary words: horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. To give students the opportunity to paint with many colors within the boundaries of the lines they create. What You Need: Paper 12″ x 18″ Oil Pastels Tempera Paint (cakes or... Read more »
  • Watercolor bunnies inspired by Catherine Rayner. By Misty Buck. Watercolor Bunnies - Watercolor Bunnies Catherine Rayner is an award winning Illustrator and children’s author based in the UK. This lesson will introduce children to her work. What We Used: Watercolors (Blick liquid watercolors) Watercolor paper (an 80 lb sulphite paper will also work well) Pencils Paintbrushes (#8 round) Black Sharpie markers Examples of Catherine Rayner’s artwork Catherine... Read more »