Art · Teaching

Construction Paper Fall Trees

This cold weather had me thinking that my class should do an art project having to do with fall and the soon-to-be changing leaves. I didn’t want to do something too complicated, as it would be our first art project of the school year. I searched Pinterest for ideas, and obviously found tons that I…… Continue reading Construction Paper Fall Trees

Art · Crafts · Teaching

Salt Dough Handprint Bowl

This post contains affiliate links, which means that each click and purchase gives a small portion of the proceeds to me. Please note: This costs you nothing extra, and helps me be able to continue my many craft and sewing projects, along with our home improvement projects! We have been so busy working on our…… Continue reading Salt Dough Handprint Bowl

Art · Crafts · Paint · Teaching

Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers

This article contains affiliate links. Thank you!  I’ve been fighting a nasty sinus infection for weeks. I finally caved and went to Urgent Care, where I was prescribed a nasal steroid and antibiotic. After three days of being on the medicine, I’m finally starting to feel more like myself! Which is awesome, because we have…… Continue reading Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers

Art · Teaching

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do an art activity that centered around Valentine’s Day without being too mushy and lovey-dovey for my students. They get so weird about Valentine’s Day in third grade, acting like the opposite sex’s Valentine is a marriage request. It cracks me up! I’m writing this…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft

Art · Teaching

Winter Hats Art Activity

With all of the cold weather and snow that we’ve had lately, I wanted to incorporate the blustery, winter season into my art activity for the week. I had browsed through Pinterest and had seen some amazing projects, but the majority of them required tons of supplies that I didn’t have and were a bit…… Continue reading Winter Hats Art Activity

Art · Paint

Kandinsky Trees

With my third graders, we had been talking about warm and cool colors, and I wanted to incorporate them into an abstract art project. Remember my Kandinsky mural art project? If you don’t, check it out! I used Kandinsky’s influence for our abstract trees art project, and the kids really enjoyed it! The trees look…… Continue reading Kandinsky Trees

Art

Paper Plate Skeleton

Who loves Halloween more than kids? My students have been talking about Halloween for weeks, and have been so excited as it’s been drawing closer. For science this week, I did a lesson on bones. We talked about what would happen to your skin without bones (think: gummy worm) and then I incorporated a hands-on art…… Continue reading Paper Plate Skeleton