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Really Good Bulletin Boards

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
It can be difficult to have the creative energy to think up bulletin board displays after a full day of teaching. Every teacher will want to take a look at this document, which outlines tips for creating fabulous classroom bulletin...
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Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
Celebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Fall Bulletin Board Ideas

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Fall is a perfect time to make colorful bulletin boards that you can use to display student work.
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Spring Indoors

For Teachers K - 6th
Students work cooperatively to create a spring-time bulletin board for classroom use in this excellent Art-based lesson. The lesson includes ideas and tips on how to create a successful board that looks as if it is a window to the...
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Van Gogh's Sunflowers

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create replicas of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers using construction paper, tissue paper, glue, and scissors in this art lesson for the elementary classroom. The flowers can then be displayed in the room as a class bulletin board.
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Smiling Flowers Bulletin Board

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create paper plate flowers using basic art supplies, digital pictures of themselves, and "stems and leaves" in this Art-based lesson that incorporates digital technology. The lesson is ideal for use during the spring months.
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Season Board

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students help create a classroom display for use throughout the year in this Art-based cooperative-learning lesson. The display can then be modified for different seasons and activities. Ideas for season modifications are given.
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Mixing Colors with Corn Syrup and Food Coloring

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anyone who has worked with small children know that color identification and color mixing can be fun! This simple idea has a lot of potential. It suggests to mix food coloring with corn syrup to provide an opportunity for color mixing...
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Art Tape Amusement Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In need of a quick way to get rid of extra art tape? This simple idea describes how learners can use it to create mini amusement parks. They'll form the tape into roller coasters, cars, and people with a little imagination and creative...
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Groundhog Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
A simple activity for a simple, but special, holiday. Young learners read a brief history of Groundhog Day, practice reading aloud, and then discuss how shadows are formed.
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Open Your Eyes To Art!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students help create a colorful bulletin board for classroom art displays in this short lesson for the early elementary classroom. The lesson, which can use a variety of items, includes product ideas and resource links to find very...
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Easy Easter Crafts

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students make different crafts to represent spring and Easter. In this crafts lesson plan, students make cookies, nests, and bunnies out of their hands.
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Stand Up Bunny

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create "stand-up bunnies" for classroom display in this early-elementary Art lesson ideal for the spring months. A bunny template and design ideas are included to aid in the teaching process of this fun and quick lesson.
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Greek Story Vases

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
There are so many ways to tell a story! Develop visual storytelling skills while facilitating an understanding of Greek art and culture. Learners design Greek style images to tell a story through art. They add their designs to Styrofoam...
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Pop Up Card

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners design and create pop-up greeting cards for a special occasion in this art lesson for Kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. The lesson includes resource links for pop-up "arm" ideas and can be accomplished in one day.
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First Grade, First Grade, What Do You See?

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" by Bill Martin, Jr. and work cooperatively to create an online book about their geographic region. Books can be posted on the internet with other books from around...
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Paper Flowers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here is a great art project to use at the onset of spring. Little ones use paper towels, tempera paint, and glue to create free-form flowers. Tip: Use this idea to make the front of a Mother's Day card.
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Flower Power

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create flowery napkin rings, paint umbrellas, paint flowers, and create "butter-flowers" in this four-day lesson all about Springtime. The activities in this lesson could be accomplished over four days, used separately, or...
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Clowning Around: Drawing

For Teachers K - 1st
Kids create a clown out of shapes. They work to show emotions while practicing their drawing skills. Pupils use circles, triangles, squares, oil pastels, and their imagination to draw, color, and decorate a sad or happy clown. Tip: Have...
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Egg-sceptional

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars design colored Easter eggs in this simple Art lesson for the elementary classroom. The dye is created using almost boiling water and should be done by the teacher. This lesson is ideal for the spring-time months and...
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Toothpick Sculpture

For Teachers K - 5th
You'll be surprized at how much engineering, design, and creativity can go into a toothpick and a marshmallow. Learners make toothpick sculptures where they construct three-dimentional models by sticking marshmallows and toothpicks...
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Puzzle Trees

For Teachers K - 4th
Elementary artists use a collage and multi-media technique to create textured trees. They study the fall trees, discussing texture and what bare trees look like. They then use a variety of materials to create a textural piece. 
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Have It Your Way Sandwich Collage

For Teachers K - 2nd
You want to make a sandwich out of fabric and paper? If so, this art project provides the instructions needed. Learners will use a variety of fabrics and paper to construct a sandwich through collage. Tip: Have leaners describe the...
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Clay Gargoyles and Grotesques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grotesques or gargoyles are wonderful subjects for stories or art projects. Here is a simple "how to" for creating a lesson about sculpting clay gargoyles. Tip: Have learners research gargoyles throughout history.
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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
Young scholars create and decorate paper mache maracas.
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Earth Day - Grow A Seed Garden

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars 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...
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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.
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Mother's Day Craft

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a flower pot for their mom on mother's day. They use pictures found in magazines to create a collage on the flower pot. They are to follow instructions to complete this lesson.
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Hand And Foot Print Reindeer

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create reindeer out of paper cut-outs of their own hands and feet in this fun and quick Art activity for the early-elementary classroom. The lesson may be accomplished as an individual or small group (partner) project.
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Heart Shaped Mice

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners create mice using heart shapes, construction paper, yarn, markers, scissors, and glue in this Art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. The activity is an excellent alternative for use during the Valentine's Day season.
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Santa Countdown Calendar

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students draw Santa's face on white paper, add color construction paper for his hat, and use the beard section for a "countdown calender" until the end of the month in this creative December activity. Each day another cotton ball is...
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Wiggly Spiders

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create "wiggly spiders" using black paint, construction paper, yarn, and their hands in this fun, messy, art lesson for the early elementary classroom. An ideal lesson for the Halloween holiday or for a lesson/unit on spiders.
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Yarn Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create their own yarn painting using glue and scraps of yarn and wool.
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Popsicle Stick Kids

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use popsicle sticks to make different characters. They use fabric to make the clothes and even place eyes to make them seem more real. They add jewelry and any other fashion item to complete the character.
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Crazy Hair

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners decorate small styrofoam cups with faces and plant grass seeds in the cups in this Science and Art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. Emphasis is placed upon the science of seed growth. The lesson includes resource links.
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Pot Of Gold Craft

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create "Pot of Gold" containers using recycled baby food jars, ribbon, pom poms, tissue paper, and kraft glue. This Art lesson is ideal for elementary classrooms, but can also be adapted for a small service project at the High...
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Snowflake Printing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create snowflakes using white glue, plastic fruit baskets, glitter, and dark construction paper in this art lesson that teaches the concept of printmaking. Emphasis is placed upon understanding and applying media, techniques,...
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Rock Bees

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars create rock bees. In this visual arts instructional activity, students paint rocks yellow and black to create a "rock bee." Young scholars use instant glue and wire to make the wings.
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Create a World

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students combine imaginative powers with known map-making techniques to create a whole new world.
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Magnetic Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students reinforce creative writing skills.
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PEBBLE PICTURES

For Teachers K - 8th
Students paint pebbles to look like people, fish, butterflies, or birds. They glue to a background.
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Muffin Flowers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use construction paper to create muffin flowers. They use muffin tray cup liners and draw flower stems and leaves on the paper. They use the muffin liners for a 3-D effect.
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State Heads

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create a narrative image that depicts a formal shape of a state. They review the state facts of whatever state they chose. They draw a person and then add text in the shape of the state they chose.
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Cow Parade

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create individual works of art using cow cut-outs as their canvas in this hilarious instructional activity ideal for the High School Art or Art History classroom. The instructional activity includes resource links and can...
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Tennis Ball Prints

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students experiment using abstract art techniques, tennis balls, and tempera paint in this excellent, outdoor art activity for the early-elementary classroom. The resulting art prints can be displayed predominantly in the classroom.
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Watermelon, Watermelon

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create watermelon slices using red construction paper, paints, and watermelon rinds in this excellent elementary lesson for the end of the school year. The class is also able to enjoy eating watermelon slices during the activity.
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Earth Day Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners analyze Earth science by answering environmental study questions. In this Earth Day lesson, students read the book The Lorax and identify the themes within it. Learners define several recycling vocabulary terms and create an...
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The Anaconda

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine basic facts about the anaconda. They discuss the length of an anaconda, estimate the length of 33 feet, compare their estimate to the actual length, and decorate the paper snake with colored scales.