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.

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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

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

Wax paper Resist - Housing a Forest

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

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Fantastic Art Projects for Kids

30 Art Projects for Kids looking at the Great Artists

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

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always loved the idea of the dot, but LOVE the positive/ negative spin on this!

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

Rainbow in a Jar - Flax & Twine

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!

Have students make a butterfly and cocoon.

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sun prints!

Sun Prints | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents

use popcorn for spring art

Festivals/Culture - Dan-Dan Japanese

recycled flower art

laughpaintcreate: Recycled Gardens

Art Room 104: Using Mondrian...

Art Room 104: Using Mondrian...

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

Color My World « Miss Mancy's Blog

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!

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

Make an Oil Sun Catcher

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

how to use oil pastels

Owl Art~Oil pastels make the colors pop.

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

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

What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

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

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

Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt | Preschool Art Activity

Splatter + Blow Painting-love! could do any season

kokokoKIDS: Fall Art.

Paper plate art- kandinsky

Paper plate spin art without the spinner for preschoolers

Art Teaching Resource

How Art Made the World . Resources | PBS