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crinkle up a piece of paper, trace the lines, color in! Could be a something for when kids get finished and want something to do. or a sub lesson.

Such a cute and simple idea for artwork to go with the final draft of a writing assignment, either about weather or for April showers :)

Craft for Kids: DIY Rainy Day Paper Umbrellas - My Kids Guide

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Art Activities for kids ~ simple process art using a fun wax paper resist technique

Wax paper Resist - Housing a Forest

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

Spray paint over and then pick up qtips, left with exploding heart...

Make colored sand art by stirring a chalk stick in a bowl of salt...it changes the color. Stir less for light color and more for dark richer color.

Rainbow in a Jar - Flax & Twine

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hang it up by the art center so cute..for all my teacher pals! (and VBS, and others, too...ALL kids think they have to use half a bottle on every project!)

Classroom Freebies Too: Sloopy-Wet-Glue-YUCK!

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Have students make a butterfly and cocoon.

use popcorn for spring art

Festivals/Culture - Dan-Dan Japanese

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recycled flower art

laughpaintcreate: Recycled Gardens

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Fantastic information about crayons!!!! ALLLL teachers SHOULD read this post!

Color My World « Miss Mancy's Blog

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Simon Says Art...this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle...") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with!

Love this! Construction paper....designs made with a Q-tip dipped in oil.

Make an Oil Sun Catcher

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Discovering Great Artists Kandinsky - preschoolers experiment with oil pastels. MAK note: Can't get enough of circles!

how to use oil pastels

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Owl Art~Oil pastels make the colors pop.

A day in the life of this art teacher: Owl Display

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35 Uses for Crayons: They’re not just for Coloring!

What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

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The best elementary school art blog I have ever seen. Lesson plans for k through 5th grade.

Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt. I love this effect!!!

Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt | Preschool Art Activity

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