Arts & Crafts Teacher Resources
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My Planet Earth
The earth is a delicate and fragile thing; Why not engage your class in a craft project that will make them aware of our environment? Earth Day is celebrated as recycled materials are used to create earth window hangings. Crayons are melted onto paper with an iron to create unique representations of our world.
K - 4th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Collage and Photomontage
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their finished projects with a class gallery!
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 10 Downloads
Lesson: A Collage of Cultures
The blanket being analyzed here seems simple and plain, but it reflects the culture and geography of the people who made it. Learners critically examine the influence geography and culture had on the creation of the blanket and on themselves.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 101 Downloads
3D Textured Globe
The earth, our home planet, and the star of Earth Day celebrations everywhere! Celebrate Earth Day or examine Earth's place in the solar system, with a fun and easy craft, perfect for children nine and up. Paper mache ornaments, paint, and sand are used to create mini versions of our planet.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Oh, I Believe in Yesterday
Who is Aimee Mann? Read the New York Times article "P.S. I Loved You," included here, and have your readers answer a series of reading comprehension questions. Afterward, encourage your class to brainstorm ways in which they were influenced by music.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 16 Views 158 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Paper mache projects are great for using up paper from the recycle bin. Give your class the chance to create a three-dimensional globe out of paper mache. They'll work to make their globes as accurate as possible, adding proper colors and textures.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fabric Scrap Flower Garden
Crafting is fun, it increases eye-hand coordination, and it is a great way to accent any lesson. Celebrate Earth Day by creating scrap fabric flowers for a pop-stick flower garden. Children of all ages will love gluing, cutting, and constructing flowers to adorn their white picket fences.
Pre-K - 4th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Egg Carton Buggy Mobile
Craft paper, string, and clean egg cartons are used to create super cute bug mobiles. Included are instructions and images to assist you in guiding your class through the process of making these very cool mobiles. The project would be a great way to celebrate Earth Day, to finish off a thematic literary unit, or to accent a lesson on the insect life cycle.
Pre-K - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fourth graders investigate the concept of geometric patterning. They create their own patterns with a few basic requirements. The patterns must illustrate the concepts of flipping, 90 and 180 degree rotations. The collages also consist of an overlap combination of colors.
4th Math 5 Views 5 Downloads
Unity and Variety in a Textural Collage
Young scholars explore texture in art. In this textured collage art lesson, students observe and identify texture in famous artwork from artists around the world. Young scholars plan and create a textured collage of a chosen animal.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 42 Downloads
Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of art while boosting creative problem-solving and design skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 24 Downloads
Complete with a vocabulary list, this five-day instructional activity outline may get you on your way. Your art class will research Collage technique and famous collage artists. They then create a collage using a gel transfer technique. Steps and materials are discussed but some of the blanks in this instructional activity need to be filled in.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
This Is America! Flag Collage
In a visual essay of their thoughts about "What America Means to Me," kids of any age can create a collage about their country. Originally intended to be created physically, learners could share their projects online by using an interactive bulletin board or an online presentation site.
K - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 109 Downloads
Louisiana Crafts and Domestic Arts
Discuss with the class the reasons for identifying and defining the term material culture as refering to a vast array of objects and activities that people make and do traditionally. Your class can identify diverse crafts and decorative arts that are made and practiced indoors and outdoors throughout the seasonal round all across the state, Learners also identify traditional Louisiana crafts of the past and present through research.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Pricing Your Craft Worksheet
This cross-curricular activity could be used to teach economics, business, practical math, and more. Learners pretend they are craftspeople and choose a craft to market. Using a graphic organizer and provided models, class members determine the true cost of creating and selling handmade products.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 50 Downloads
The Craft Revival and Economic Change
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics instructional activity, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.
6th - 8th Science 30 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed