Here’s a project for preschool or lower elementary that will provide loads of fun and great success. It’s a great opportunity to talk to students about basic shapes, and then ask them to identify those shapes within this piece of art.

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Looking for a fun art/craft project for your kids? Soap sculpture is great way to introduce sculpting to kids. The material is easy to work with, and requires no special tools.

What you’ll need:
Ivory Soap (Bar)
Butter Knife
Tooth Pick

That’s it!

Goldfish Soap Sculpture | Free Lesson Plan
An easy first project is a goldfish. This project can be completed in about in 45 minutes. Get the lesson plan by clicking on the link.

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Bear Soap Sculpture
This project in most suited for students with intermediate level drawing skills. This project can be completed in about in 45 minutes.

1) Beginning by drawing the bear lightly on the soap.

2) Next begin removing the soap around the bear with your butter knife.

3) Finally, shape the features of the bear with your toothpick.

Turtle Soap Sculpture
Here’s another projects for students with with intermediate level drawing skills. This project can be completed in about in one hour.

1) Beginning by drawing the shell of the turtle lightly on the top of the soap. Then draw the bottom of the turtle on the bottom of the soap.

2) Next begin removing the soap around the turtle with your butter knife.

3) Finally, shape the features of the turtle with your toothpick.

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Looking for a a fun art project for your students/kids that will teach them a little about Michelangelo, while giving them an opportunity for some hands-on fun – here it is!

You can start by reading a little about this great artist, or just jump right in. Below you will find a free printable biography, followed by the lesson plan.

Michelangelo Biography
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, a small Italian village near Arezzo, Tuscany. For several generations, his family had worked as bankers in Florence. His father, Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, also held occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father was serving as a Florentine government agent in Caprese, and his mother was in failing health…

Hey Kids, Meet Michelangelo | Biography for Kids

Michelangelo Art Project for Kids
This project helps kids understand the challenge that Michelangelo was confronted with as he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. All you need for this project is a piece of butcher paper, a pencil and some paint.

Creation of Adam | Art Project for Kids

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Enjoy!

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Color pencils, paper and a pencil sharpener are all you need to get started in creating artwork with colored pencils. You can certainly build your supplies as you go, but this list will get you going. If you find that you enjoy this media, you can pay a visit to your local art store for advice on improving your technique and to find out about the many tools they have to help you enhance your artwork.

Q&A

What kind of paper should I use?

Printer paper can work for your first few experimental drawings. If you like it, purchase a pad of student grade drawing paper. The heavier weight will keep the paper from tearing.

What kind of pencils should I buy?

Crayola color pencils work great for kids (and adults too). If you want to spend a little bit more you can try out an artist grade pencil which will most likely give you a richer color.

How do I get started?

The following lessons will help you get down some of the basics. Try them out in order, and then tackle your first project.

10 Tippy Top Colored Pencils Tips for Beginners
Here’s a few basic colored pencil techniques that will help you to dazzle your friends and family (and yourself) right from the beginning. They will help you to make your colored pencil drawings vibrant and beautiful…

Colored Pencil Techniques for Beginners
Now that you have developed a few basic drawing skills, let’s try a lesson on colored pencil technique. This lesson will teach you the basic stuff about how to color your flowers, bunnies, or pickles with colored pencils in an artsy sort of way. As you read, try each one of these techniques on a piece of drawing paper…

5 Tips for Blending Colored Pencils
Learning how to blend your colored pencil strokes can add a wonderful richness to your colored pencil art projects. Each of these blending techniques are easy to learn, and will create wonderful effects…

Enjoy!

Interested in learning about Spanish modern artist Pablo Picasso?

The “Paint the Greats” projects from MakingArtFun.com introduce the art of the great artists to kids in a fun way. Following a step-by-step approach, kids will learn watercolor painting techniques as they create a masterpiece of their own, based on the work of Pablo Picasso.

Three Musicians (Excerpt) | “Learn to Watercolor” Project (Click Link)

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About the Artist
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25,1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil. Read more…

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There are several ways to hold a watercolor paint brush. This post will direct you to websites offering tutorials on several common grips.

The Classic Grip
This grip is the most common grip, offering the most control over the brush.

“The classic grip for a watercolor paint brush is similar to holding a pencil…”

The Pinch
This grip is best for creating loose strokes. It offers little control, though is suitable for some situations.

“Hold your brush like you are picking up a pencil from a table, pinching it between your thumb and fingers.”

The Splatter Grip
This grip is ideal for adding a splatter effect to your artwork.

“The splatter grip requires you to grasp the middle of the brush…”

The Conductor
This grip allows you to create a distorted stroke, as the unbalanced brush serves to limit control.

“Grip your brush by the tip of the taper of the brush handle, like you’re a conductor…”

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This artist word search worksheet helps kids build reading skills. Tell your students how many words there are , and then ask them to complete the word search worksheet by locating and circling the keywords in the Edgar Degas printable biography.

Free Word Search Worksheet

Edgar Degas | Free Word Search Worksheet

 

About the Artist
Edgar Degas was born in Paris France on July 19, 1834 to Célestine Musson De Gas and Augustin De Gas who was a banker. He was the oldest of five children. Degas began to paint as a young boy. Read more…

Get Edgar Degas Printable Biography

Enjoy!

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