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November 2, 2011

Welcome to The Art Student! – A free art resource directory for elementary art teachers and students.

Updated Oct. 8, 2015

Artist Biographies for Kids and Lessons Resources
Paint Like Picasso: Art Projects for Kids
Drawing Lessons for Beginners (or Those Who Just Gave Up)
Claude Monet | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Albrecht Durer | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Grandma Moses | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Free Worksheets
Watercolor Terms | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet
Drawing Terms | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet
Free Famous Artist Word Search Worksheets
Pablo Picasso | Free Word Search Worksheets
Leonardo da Vinci | Free Word Search Worksheet
Georgia O’Keeffe | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet

Free Coloring Pages
Free Art Masterpiece Coloring Pages
Free Bible Coloring Pages
Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors | Free Coloring Page
Mermaids | Free Printable Coloring Pages
Free Coloring Page | Stained Glass Nativity Scene
Bears | Free Printable Coloring Pages
Wooly Mammoth | Free Coloring Page

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Jonah and the Whale | Free Coloring Page

Ali Jardine, a mother of two children, Gabe and Pippin, enjoys photographing her kids with her iPhone and creating images to share on Instagram. Her breathtaking images demonstrate the power of creativity and the her iPhone.

“Ali say that her kids are usually the subjects of my images, which make them very personal.” Her images tell a story that are often reminiscent of fairy tales, rich with both light and darkness. She shares her images on her Instagram channel that reaches more than 500,000 people every day.

Below is one image from the original story. Please follow this link to see them all – Mom Creates Dreamlike Art…



Here’s a fun coloring page for your kids, and a great challenge too. How do you color something that is white – a snowman?

Get Let’s Build a Snowman | Coloring Page


Many people may start to add color to the snowman. A little color might be a good thing, but for the most part, the snowman will look great if you color everything else, and leave him alone. If you do want to add a little color to the snowman, try light blue or light purple for his shaded side. Then, go crazy with the scarf and Santa hat.

You don’t need to limit displaying your kids art work to your refrigerator anymore. Sport a iPhone or Galaxy cellphone case on your cellphone with one of their best images instead. Just upload your image to, and order away.

Here’s a few examples of Disney Characters on iPhone cases.

Winnie the Pooh – Watercolor Fine Art

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Merida (Brave) – Pastel Fine Art

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Here’s a cute craft project that we found on All you need is scrap paper and two paper clips.

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Visit for instructions.

Doodling for Kids

January 21, 2014

Doodling is a great way to find that creative person inside each of us… and it’s sort of fun.

Here’s a doodle that I drew awhile back. It started with one big bold, curvy line. Then I asked myself, “What is this?” I thought it looked like a pizza man. With a little more doodling I had one.


Challenge your kids. Draw a few shapes on a piece of paper, and ask them to make something out of them. There are no wrong answers here, just creative ideas.

Looking for a fun craft project to do with your kids? Here are six cute paper bag puppets, complete with free printable templates when available.

Dog Paper Bag Puppet | Crafts for Kids


Dog Paper Bag Puppet | Template and Instructions
Brown Paper Bag
Colored Construction Paper
Black Marker
Glue Stick

Owl Paper Bag Puppet | Crafts for Kids


Owl Paper Bag Puppet | Template and Instructions
Brown Paper Bag
Colored Construction Paper
Glue Stick

Turkey Paper Bag Puppet

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Brown Paper Bag
Colored Construction Paper
Glue Stick

Smile Monster Paper Bag Puppet | Craft for Kids


Brown Paper Bag
Craft Foam
Black Marker

Scarecrow Paper Bag Puppet | Crafts for Kids

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Brown Paper Bag
Colored Construction Paper
Craft Straw
Black Marker
Googly Eyes
Glue Stick

Giraffe Paper Bag Puppet | Crafts for Kids


Brown Paper Bag
Colored Construction Paper
Craft Straw
Brown Colored Pencil
Glue Stick

Here’s a watercolor project that kids are sure to love!


1) Start with a free printable coloring page. You might be able to find this one. Any coloring page will do.

2) Tape the coloring page to an outside window. Then tape a sheet of watercolor paper over top. You should be able to see the coloring page lines.

3) Trace the lines.

4) Begin by mixing the paint for the face – Red and a little yellow. Paint.

5) Mix the paint for the hair. Then, wet the hair area with clean water. Paint the hair, leaving the top very light or  white, as if the sun is washing it out.

6) Mix the paint for the dress and bows. Paint.

7) Paint the roses with pink and red. Be careful to leave whites here and there to make the flowers sparkle.

8) Finish painting the face. Add a slightly darker color to the neck and around the hair line. Use the same face color and add a little blue.

9) Paint the leaves around the flowers. Keep changing shares of green.

10) Pain the background. Remember to keep moving. Watercolor paint dies quickly.


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