Day of the Dead Catrina Art Project

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration honoring loved ones who have passed. This vibrant holiday calls the... View Article


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Fall Leaves in Tissue Paper

Nothing is more beautiful than a tree emboldened with crimson and pumpkin colored leaves. In Santa Barbara, we have few... View Article


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Birdhouse and Paper Bird Art Lesson

Drawing a birdhouse is easy and satisfying for second graders. By combining some basic shapes, kids create a bird sanctuary... View Article


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Torn Paper Owls for Second Grade

These adorable owls were created by my second grade students. It appeared to be the perfect project for them. Each... View Article


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Monster Watercolor Drawings and Paintings

I knew I wanted to do a watercolor lesson with my first graders and typically I do a fish or a flower.... View Article


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Penguin Art Project

Penguins are a popular request in first and second grade. Students study Antarctica and are quite familiar with penguins and... View Article


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Valentine’s Day Heart Collage

Inspired by Valentine’s Day , I pulled out my file on Jim Dine and created this multi-step collage project for my... View Article


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Colorwheel Tempera Paint Scarecrows

Scarecrows can be a bit tricky. Like clowns, scarecrows can sometimes frighten kids more than we realize. This lesson, however,... View Article


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Eric Carle Inspired Barns and Farms

Eric Carle is one of my favorite illustrators. Over the years, I have used many of his books as inspirations... View Article