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Clay Owls- I did this with Kindergarten and 1st graders! It was very successful! They painted them with metallic acrylic. They fit on plate stands (that I purchased very inexpensively - parents reimbursed me). Everyone was thrilled! (They can get kind of thick - allow them dry for quite some time.)

Alexander Calder inspired mobile - tissue paper and wire.

Visual art rubric for elementary level. I like the idea but wouldn't pay to download it but rather I'd make my own and adjust it to fit the needs of the students I am working with.

Art Room 104: My neglected elementary room...(photo heavy post) Sink feet...

Art room sign! Every art room needs this!

I used this with a kinder class as a number project. They came out so cute. next time I'll sure to make them and show them off for Back to School Night or even Open House.


The Lost Sock : Artlab Wall of Wisdom Another rubric for Art Assessment. I actually may use this one. It seems to cover the bases!

SchoolArts - December 2012 - Page 38-39

Sweet Blessings: If You Cant be Kind...... FREE Printable

Kari Wilson's middle school art, writing, and technology lessons all on a YouTube's like an art teacher's resource heaven!!! Here's a video of Kari introducing the elements of art by making toast with her students and having a discussion with them about how a work of art is like a toaster..."when all the elements are functioning well the out-come is a complete experience like a a lovely, piece of buttered toast."

Ping Pong Ball Critique. Here is a list of 30 questions that you can write on ping pong balls to make talking about art with kids more fun.

Dip cups in black paint, press on paper to make design, let dry, then paint inside the spaces