Category: Art

  • Making Cards Pieces

    Print-Making Card Designs

    Here’s a great idea for easy print-making designs using pictures from magazines, pencils, and clean, washed styrofoam trays.  These easy to do prints make it easy to create beautiful greeting cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day, … View Full Lesson →

  • Felt Ornaments

    12 Christmas Ornaments

    #1 Clothespin Rudolph Ornament: Materials for each reindeer ornament: 3 old-fashioned clothespins 6″ piece of 1/4″ wide red ribbon decorative cloth holly applique (craft or scrap booking store) 2 small googly eyes tiny red pompom … View Full Lesson →

  • Tear Art - Snowmen, Mountains and Evergreens

    Ripped Paper Art – Snowmen, Mountains and Evergreens

    This art lesson is easy enough for grades 1 and 2 but can be adapted for other grades as well.  A huge amount of learning goes on in this lesson.  Students learn about depth, foreground, … View Full Lesson →

  • Christmas Potpourri Hangar Front

    Christmas Potpourri Hangers

    This is a beautiful, useful Christmas craft.  Although this activity needs adult help for gluing, I have safely done this activity with grades 1 and 2.  We collect clean metal lids and bits of ribbon … View Full Lesson →

  • Christmas Rudolph Art

    Christmas Rudolph

    Have students make a Christmas Rudolph that mom or dad will love to keep forever.  Students trace their foot for the face and trace their hands for the antlers.  Big brown eyes and a giant … View Full Lesson →

  • Christmas Tree Ornament Art

    Christmas Tree Ornament or Gift Tag

    Have students practise reusing old Christmas cards, bits of yarn or ribbon, and frozen juice lids to make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. The only thing you need to add are the small doilies and the … View Full Lesson →

  • Standing Snowmen

    Standing Snowmen

    By cutting and folding four snowmen, then gluing the halves to other pieces, students get Standing Snowmen.  All four snowmen can be decorated differently or all the same.  The bottom of them all is flat, … View Full Lesson →

  • El Greco - Drawing Tall People

    El Greco: Drawing Tall People

    Making a masterpiece like El Greco’s tall figures is easier for students when they use a magazine picture and cut it apart to   s-t-r-e-t-c-h   it.  They trace over it to end up with a … View Full Lesson →

  • Art Lesson - Picasso Portraits

    Picasso Portraits

    This art activity will take two sessions to finish.  Once the paintings are finished, they need to dry before they are cut up into “Picasso Portraits”.  (This second session will not take long.)  In this … View Full Lesson →

  • Turkey Napkin Art Example

    Thanksgiving Turkey Napkins

    A little fabric paint and a little creativity, brushed on re-usable cloth napkins, makes a beautiful keepsake of each  child’s hand print that can be used every Thanksgiving. Objectives: grade 1’s learn about the elements … View Full Lesson →