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Crafts for the Fifth Grader (and maybe some other grades)

I teach an after school art club at school for grades 4 and 5 and also teach grade 5 every day at a very at risk school. These craft and art ideas are aimed at Grade Five and lower.

No dye necessary! Would be fun and much less messy to do with the kids. Saves time on clean up for sure.

Cross Art - easy painting project for small children. Place Masking Tape (in any shape) onto a canvas. Let kids get messy as they fill the entire canvas with color! Once dry, carefully peel tape away to reveal the masterpiece!

my house goes through a LOT of milk - we are very excited about this site :D Milk Jug Totem Pole Craft for Kids

Classified: Mom: Kid's Craft- Tie-Dye Easter Eggs Crayon Resist

I am poem by students...combined with art.

My Years, in Tree Rings - would be great as a poem in our art/poetry books

2nd & 3rd Grade Art / 3D hands

wet chalk + tape = cool Easter Egg Art! So easy & fun for kids to make. A perfect activity to have on hand for Easter

Van Gogh Chair "form" project, If I ever teach Middle School...could be 5th?

Beautiful seascapes and an awesome new art teacher blog :) The Clever Feather

Plastic Bottle cap mural. We're collecting to do this!

Art Room 104: Studio Art: The Elements of Art. I love this idea of opening your notes. It's a creative, engaging way to take notes.

This is REALLY cool!!! All you have to do it get watercolor paper. Then sketch your drawing,outline your sketch in Elmer's glue then paint it with water colors! SO fun!

This is the coolest version of recycled crayons I've ever seen.

Drop alcohol inks on shrink plastic

15 canvas projects ideas!!! Great ideas!!

I used to do this all the time, but needed this post to remind me! Eye lesson - use markers, then paint over it with water to blend.

Cement Stepping Stones= cereal boxes+quick drying cement+glass stones. Great summer project.

No link. Art and craft idea.

More melted bead goodness! Starry Night ;)