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69 reviewed resources for spring bulletin board ideas

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Watercolor Rainbows

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Who doesn't love a rainbow? Little ones adore them, so why not make rainbows the subject of your next art project. Your class can use watercolor to paint rainbows. As they do, have them identify the colors in the rainbow, talk about how...
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Crayon Etching (Scratch Art)

For Teachers K - 8th
What to do at a time when we have a little extra time to fill and need an activity that won't take a lot of prep? This art project is simple and can be linked to various other subjects. Learners use crayons to color in their paper, then...
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Paper Ring Art

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A few bits of paper can really go a long way when it comes to art. Learners build motor skills and a creative voice as they shape and glue thin strips of paper, creating an original scene. 
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KinderArt Drawing for Kids

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners illustrate a creative adventure idea. In this arts and crafts lesson, students design drawings based on where they would like to go for an adventure. Before creating their illustrations, learners brainstorm the method of...
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A Monster's World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Study African American inventor Jan Ernst Matzeliger and create imaginary monsters using texture.
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More Maracas

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create and decorate paper mache maracas.
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Earth Day - Grow A Seed Garden

For Teachers K - 6th
Students discover how things grow and how they can take better care of the environment in this Earth Day lesson for the elementary classroom. The activity can be accomplished in one day and left in the sun until the "beans" begin growing.
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Paper Plate Sunflowers

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A great way to recall the parts of a flower is to make one. Little learners create sunflowers out of paint and paper plates. They also discuss and label the various parts of their flowers. 
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Dragonfly Sculptures

For Teachers K - 3rd
Art projects are great when they apply to other subjects. First study insects, their parts, and their habitats. Then have little ones create a dragonfly. They use clothes pins, raffia, pipe-cleaners, and paint to construct their...
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What's Outside the Window

For Teachers K - 2nd
What do your students see when they look outside the window? This project lets their imagination go wild, and lets you see what kind of daydreaming they do best. They each draw, paint, and color an image of what they imagine as they are...
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When is a Block, not a Block?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use a stamped shape image to create a piece of imaginative art. In this stamped art lesson, students use a stamped shape as a starting point to create their own imaginative piece of art that incorporates the stamped shape.
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Handprint Apples

For Teachers Pre-K - K
If you're using an apple theme in your pre-school or kindergarten class, then this project is perfect. Little ones make hand print apples in order to create art while exploring a tactile sensation. 
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Face Study: Draw the Other Half

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Build fine motor, spatial, and drawing skills by having the class complete the other half of a portrait. They choose an image of a face from a magazine, then attempt to draw the other half of the face as accurately as they can. Two book...
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Leaf People

For Teachers K - 4th
Kids create leaf people out of sticks, glue, and leaves. They use their imagination to construct leaf people and then glue them onto construction paper. Tip: Extend this craft by incorporating writing. Have learners write a short story...
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Florida Blue Crab

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Explore the extraordinary creatures of the ocean! Learners create Florida Blue Crabs (imitation of course) using blue paint and their hand prints. This is a cute supplementary project perfect for an ocean-themed unit or preschool...
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Winter Crayon Resists

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
In need of a quick art project to chase away those winter blues? In just six steps you'll know how to instruct learners on creating winter scenes using crayon resist. 
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Tie Dye Eggs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create "tie-dye" easter eggs in this easy elementary school lesson. Materials needed include paper towels, food coloring, eggs, and rubber gloves. This Easter lesson can be accomplished in 30 minutes with extra time needed for...
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Beautiful Numbers

For Teachers K - 6th
Students focus on the shape of numbers.
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Coffee Can Drum

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners create and decorate a drum made from a coffee can.
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Glass Jar Sand Painting

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students make their own colored sand out of salt or sand and tempera paint. They create sand art in recycled babyfood jars, by arranging layers of the different colored sand. They also decorate the jars.
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Maracas

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create Maracas out of various supplies while learning about percussion instruments in this Art and Music lesson for the elementary and middle level classroom. Detailed directions for two different methods are given.
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Handprint Rainbow

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners find differences in handprints in a cooperative effort to make a rainbow.  In a rainbow painting lesson, students use their hands to create the different levels of the rainbow. Learners may choose their colors.
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Leprechaun Dust

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners make "leprechaun dust" in this short art lesson using Jello instant pistachio pudding, small jars, milk, and spoons. Ideal for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with early-elementary students. Can be combined with the reading of a...
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Coloring With Old Bear

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners explore the seasons by reading Old Bear by Kevin Henkes. In this seasons lesson, students discover the colors that coordinate with each season. Learners color worksheets from each season with the correct colors.