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sign-in sheet for an art school class, this could potentially take a while, but a similar idea would be to use this as a bellringer one week with a different animal for each day

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Interactive idea! Have kids make their own tinfoil portraits/sculptures. Great after a tour of bronzes!

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Intention Sticks well aren't these just effing AWESOME to the AWESOMEST DEGREE??? @Rachel VanOrnum can we do this together? or do you think it's too odd?

Practice pattern and texture doing this activity. Talk about Native American, African or Australian/Aboriginal art (appreciation) and as a reference. Lentils, beans and dried vegetables to create a mosaic in a CD case. Glue in place, let dry and close cover. Glue will dry clear

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Easy fine motor activity: Learn and create with sticky yarn! #mathactivities #finemotoractivities

swaddle dolls - swaddle dolls- inspiration for Thinking Day. Perhaps using a small clothes pin w/ painted face. Need to play with this a bit.

After going for a walk through the woods, the children were encouraged to make a self portrait with all the nature treasures that we collected. We used a nice sturdy paper and glue it with tacky glue.

Lovely paintbrush storage for the studio. Yes, please!!! Now to find a long branch in the "Cement City"!!!

how to make a dream catcher! i've been waiting my whole life for this pin to come along! i sense lovely gifts to give in my future.

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Make paint brushes from materials found on a nature walk. Fun art activity to go along with Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany. #homeschool #preschool art activity

Sensory painting with spaghetti brushes. The kids have the choice to get messy or not. So fun to paint the unconventional way.

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