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  • Watercolor bunnies inspired by Catherine Rayner. By Misty Buck. KinderArt.com. 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 »
  • Do this before throwing away your kid's art. KinderArt.com Kids’ Art: Display It, Save It, Toss It - Kids Art – Display It, Save It, Toss It Before the Internet, parents didn’t save their kids’ artwork.  I know this to be true because I asked people. Case in point, all that remains of my many (many) childhood creations is a folded sheet of manila paper depicting a tree in four seasons, a crayon... Read more »
  • Drawing with Mark Kistler Drawing with Mark Kistler - Drawing with Mark Kistler by Dan Triplett Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad has been an extremely valuable resource to me. Especially for someone like myself, one with no formal art training, Kistler’s ideas and explanations can take you from a unskilled drawer to a successful drawer in a few months. His ideas are simple but most... Read more »
  • Drawing with Mona Brookes. KinderArt.com Drawing with Mona Brookes - Drawing with Children by Dan Triplett, art educator I was first introduced to Mona Brookes’ Drawing With Children a few years before becoming an art teacher. Upon reviewing the book, I was impressed with the results Mona Brookes’ methods achieved and looked for ways to teach her ideas in my classroom (I was teaching a... Read more »
  • Clown Drawings - What You Need: Paper Markers (or other drawing media) Pencils What You Do: This particular activity followed a series of lessons in the Monart Drawing Method. As the lesson progresses, I continually refer to the Monart basic shape families; Lines, Dots, and Circles. I demonstrate how to draw the clown (again, referring to the names... Read more »
  • Kids can make this big carnation flowers using tissue paper. KinderArt.com Tissue Paper Carnations - What You Need: Tissue paper Scissors Ribbon Pipe cleaners Beads What You Do: Cut 6 to 8 pieces of tissue paper into squares. The size will determine how big your flowers are. Layer the tissue paper pieces into a stack. Fold the paper – accordion style. Tie a ribbon or piece of string around the... Read more »
  • If you've got paper, you can make these beautiful paper daisies. KinderArt.com kids arts and crafts. Paper Daisies - What You Need: Construction paper Scissors Ruler Pencil Muffin liner What You Do: Take a piece of construction paper and  fold it in half lengthwise. Draw a straight line about 1″ from the open end. Cut strips (any width, it doesn’t matter) up to – but not past- your pencil line. Roll the paper into... Read more »
  • Make Pipe Cleaner Flowers. KinderArt.com Pipe Cleaner Flowers - What You Need: Pipe Cleaners Beads Scissors (optional) What You Do: Twist three pipe cleaners together at the ends so you have one long pipe cleaner. Bend and fasten the pipe cleaner into loops, like a flower. Take another pipe cleaner, wind it around the centre of the “flower,” poke it through a button or bead,... Read more »
  • Children will use hand and foot tracings to make these one of a kind flowers. KinderArt.com Hand Lilies and Foot Tulips - What You Need: Construction paper Scissors Pipe Cleaners What You Do: Trace hands (and feet) on construction paper. Cut out the hand and foot shapes. Curl the hands and feet into flowers and tape the ends. Stick a pipe cleaner through each “flower” and tie a bead at the end to prevent the pipe cleaner... Read more »
  • Coffee Filter Flowers - What You Need: Round coffee filters. Watercolour paints, water and brushes. Optional: Magic Markers Scissors Pipe Cleaner Bead What You Do: Paint the coffee filters using watercolour paint with a lot of water. As an alternative, add designs with washable markers and use plain water and a paintbrush to make the colours run. Let the... Read more »