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

belle-with-flowers

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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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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Claude Monet | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Biography I
Claude Monet (CLAWD maw NEH) was born in Paris, France. Even as a young teenager it became apparent that he had artistic ability. He would draw caricatures of his teachers on his schoolwork. A caricature is a drawing that represents the person, but certain features will be exaggerated, or made larger than they actually are. He began to charge people to draw their caricatures and was able to have a steady income and even save some money.

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Biography II
Claude Monet (French pronounced [klod mɔnɛ]) also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (14 November 1840 –5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

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Claude Monet Study Guide
After you have read the biography, you can follow it up with a 7 question free printable worksheet. Questions include, “Why did Monet paint the same scenes over and over again?” and “Why did people call the group of artists “Impressionists”?”

Claude Monet Study Guide from GardenofPraise.com


Free Printable Word Search
Read about Claude Monet and then print a word search worksheet. It’s a great opportunity to review the things you have learned about the artist.

Claude Monet Word Search from GardenofPraise.com


Claude Monet Desktop Wallpaper
Familiarize your kids with great art with  Monet’s Impression, Sunrise desktop wallpaper.

Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet from MakingArtFun.com

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Jean-Honore Fragonard | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Learn about the life and art of celebrated Late Rococo painter and printmaker Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806). Start with the biography, and then click and print these fun curriculum resources.

Biography
Jean-Honore Fragonard (frah gaw NAHR) was a French artist who lived in the 1700’s. He was such a good artist that he won the Prix de Rome award which enabled him to study in Italy. His paintings were in the style of what is called the Rococo period. These paintings featured soft colors and natural, carefree scenes. The Swing is such a scene.

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The Reader Desktop Wallpaper
Familiarize your kids with great art by placing a The Reader (different profile) wallpaper on their computer.

The Reader desktop wallpaper from Art-Wallpaper.com

Jean-Honore Fragonard’s The Reader Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Try out this fantastic online jigsaw puzzle of Jean-Honore Fragonard’s The Reader. The puzzle even allows you to rotate the pieces to make it a little more challenging for older students.

The Reader Jigsaw Puzzle on GardenofPraise.com


Jean-Honore Fragonard’s The Reader Crossword Puzzle

Print a The Reader crossword puzzle worksheet from GardenofPraise.com. It’s yet another opportunity to familiarize your young student with great art.

The Reader Crossword Puzzle from GardenofPraise.com

Jean-Honore Fragonard Word Search Worksheet
Print a word search worksheet from GardenofPraise.com, and drill the important information from the biography.

Fragonard Word Search Worksheet from GardenofPraise.com

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