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crazy socks - draw a realistic shoe and add crazy socks! This could be great to go with the element of line!  Contour drawings for shoes and different lines for the socks!

The grade students learned and discussed what a pattern is. They were able to find examples of patterns around the room.

Paper Gumbo: Slice of Summer

A great thing about this project is it is JUST acrylic paint black Sharpies (love me some Sharpies) and scrap booking paper (Oh, and prepared canvases, Modge Podge and a Cricut machine) I think the last 3 items add a little cost

Art de Tardor

12 Amazing Fall Art Projects to Try Right Now

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.

I see your friend's daughter's crumpled paper art and raise you mine fully finished from fifth grade.

crinkle up a piece of paper, trace the lines, color in! Something for when kids finish early or sub plans.

Read Glad monster, sad monster - 1st grade art project by dina-- for shape? http://indulgy.com/post/faRAFcsLN1/read-glad-monster-sad-monster-st-grade-art-project

Artsonia Art Museum : inspired by Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Miranda and Ed Emberley. Great for kindergarten and first grade.

now these are too cute! kinder/1st grade, draw squares, rectangles, triangles, and half circles to create these lovely castles

Watercolor Castle Art Project

grade, draw squares, rectangles, triangles, and half circles to create these lovely castles fairytale unit

Splish Splash Splatter: Positive/Negative Pumpkins

Another way to introduce zen tangle.line patterns, positive/negative. DIY Halloween activity for kids.

.Pastel Smoothie I call it.

This would be great as a class project. Each student designs their own, and then the finished pieces are assembled into one large piece of art or grouped together in or to create smaller "finished" works of art.

CLASS FINGERPRINT ART:  What an amazing gift for a teacher!  Assign a different color for each child in the class.  Lightly trace a simple, but elegant outline on a large sheet of paper.  Have the students take turns dipping their fingers in their paint color and adding it to the design.  At the bottom of the page have each student sign the art by writing their name under their color dot.

Fingerprint Peace Dove - Identify each child by color By the Beverly Cleary School Class ART Projects Auction 2009

LOVE! Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year.  What did they think __grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn?  Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.

Self-portrait hand prints – A fantastic art & writing activity for kids of all ages! Students write about their year then decorate their hand print & border with patterns and the background with their writing.

Apex Elementary Art - Mother's day.  They could roll it up like a vase/bouquet.

Kindergarten or gr art - 3 classes; shape, color, line., could modify color pallet for Van Gogh sunflowers/poppies or Matisse flower still life.