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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
Preschool
Fine arts
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Winter Tree Watercolor
Winter Tree Watercolor
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Winter Tree Watercolor
Take your child outside during winter time and have them observe the leafless trees before having them make a watercolor of a tree or trees using masking tape. They’re sure to love their winter tree painting, plus they make lovely decorations in the home!
Kindergarten
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Create Line Design Prints
Create Line Design Prints
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Create Line Design Prints
Teach your child how to create lots and lots of line designs by wrapping string around wooden blocks, and using them to create line-filled prints.
Preschool
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Misty Copeland Portraits
Misty Copeland Portraits
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Misty Copeland Portraits
Learn all about Misty Copeland, a famous African American ballerina with this hands-on, colorful art project!
Preschool
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Create a Collagraph
Create a Collagraph
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Create a Collagraph
Children get creative as they experiment with fabrics and textures to create their very own collagraphs.
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Hand-Painted Glassware
Hand-Painted Glassware
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Hand-Painted Glassware
Make hand-painted stemware to give away as a gift in this unique arts and crafts activity.
5th grade
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Potato Stamp
Potato Stamp
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Potato Stamp
Watch your first grader marvel at how fun and simple it is to turn ordinary potatoes into custom shamrock stamps.
Kindergarten
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Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
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Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
Create your very own Sleep Book filled with a menagerie of made-up nonsense creatures and discover how different animals catch some zzz's.
2nd grade
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Flower Embossing
Flower Embossing
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Flower Embossing
Help your first grader emboss his own design reminiscent of Middle Ages metalwork. Using foil and a wooden stylus, he'll create pretty springtime flower images.
1st grade
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DIY Sneakers
DIY Sneakers
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DIY Sneakers
Fashion forward kids get a chance to unleash their inner designer by creating their own fabric-embellished shoes in this teen arts and crafts activity.
5th grade
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Make a Handprint Butterfly
Make a Handprint Butterfly
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Make a Handprint Butterfly
Show your preschooler how to make a print of a butterfly using her hand as a tool--a great way to stimulate her sense of touch.
Kindergarten
Science
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Fun-in-a-Box!
Fun-in-a-Box!
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Fun-in-a-Box!
What would it be like to be the Cat in the Hat from the famous Dr. Seuss book? This Read Across America project has your 1st grader making his own fun-in-a-box!
1st grade
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Create a Two-Sided Opposites Painting
Create a Two-Sided Opposites Painting
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Create a Two-Sided Opposites Painting
Transform a single sheet of card stock into a double-sided painting of opposites: on one side, a bright daytime landscape, on the other, a dusky evening scene.
1st grade
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
This Easter, try putting on a guided family scavenger hunt to help your kindergartener track down the Easter eggs.
Preschool
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Korean Paper Fans
Korean Paper Fans
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Korean Paper Fans
Make a Korean paper fan! This activity is a great way to help your child explore different cultures while she builds her fine motor and arts and crafts skills.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Mother's Day Painting
Mother's Day Painting
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Mother's Day Painting
Show your young artist how to celebrate Mary Cassatt, an Impressionist painter, by creating a mother-child painting in her style.
4th grade
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Make an Abstract Tea Leaf Painting
Make an Abstract Tea Leaf Painting
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Make an Abstract Tea Leaf Painting
Most people throw out soaked tea bags after use, but artists know a secret--tea bags can be a great medium for creating one-of-a-kind modern art.
Kindergarten
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Create Your Own Crushed Can Artwork
Create Your Own Crushed Can Artwork
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Create Your Own Crushed Can Artwork
Inspired by Charles Kaufman's crushed can art, this activity lets kids make their own unique works of art using, you guessed it, crushed cans and paint!
5th grade
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Yellow and Blue
Yellow and Blue
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Yellow and Blue
Preschoolers get a hands-on lesson about the color wheel in this St. Patrick's Day exploratory painting activity.
Preschool
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Blarney Stone
Blarney Stone
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Blarney Stone
Celebrate Irish history and culture this St. Patrick's Day by making a miniature version of the Blarney Stone!
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Paint a Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait
Paint a Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait
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Paint a Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait
Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter. In this activity, your child can put pick up a paintbrush and create a self-portrait inspired by this renowned artist.
4th grade
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Cork Stamp Art
Cork Stamp Art
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Cork Stamp Art
Explore the changing seasons with your preschooler by helping her create a cork-stamped masterpiece.
Preschool
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Create Squishy Paint Art
Create Squishy Paint Art
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Create Squishy Paint Art
Featuring plenty of good old fashioned squishy, gooey fun without the mess, this compromise of an art project is sure to please little ones and grown-ups alike.
Preschool
Fine arts
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Make Salty Sea Creature Paintings
Make Salty Sea Creature Paintings
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Make Salty Sea Creature Paintings
Make a unique painting while learning about sea life.
2nd grade
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Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting
Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting
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Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting
Ancient Greek vases were not only utilitarian, they were also works of art. Jump into ancient cultures by decorating your own vase in classic Greek style.
4th grade
Social studies
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