Teachers of Elementary School Art Ideas

As an elementary school art teacher I’m always looking for new ideas for my students.  Instructables is always helpful for new ideas as well as sparking my own creativity!  This guide is to help give you ideas as a teacher or even a parent to use in your classroom.  Please feel free to check out my other guides and let me know if I can be of any help!

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Most people think of art as a painting, or sculpture, or anything you make. To me, art is a way of doing something that makes it beautiful, or cool. So, i decided to show you guys what exactly art is....
What more yummy way to teach colors then with frosting and food coloring.  This hands on activity lets students make their own primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.  Start by labeling the Cups from...
I just love sculpturing and texture in paintings....and going about it is also messy and fun! and Children just love getting down and dirty! The learning objective of this tutorial is that the studen...
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your swan out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your swan could be used to illustrate a character from literature, TV, movies ...
Pirate Paper Craft What is more fun than pirates!  Well many things could be but when in a classroom or at home a pirate can leave a lot for the imagination and opening up a world of learning.  Thi...
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own muffin man (or chef) out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your chef could be the muffin man, purple pie man, wolf ga...
Little Girl Paper Craft This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own little girl out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your little girl could be Goldie Locks, Re...
Back in 3rd grade our teacher assigned our class and assignment to make a monster from certain guidelines (like mine was 7 eyes). This gave me an idea many years later to make my own characters from 3...
Chinese Paper Cut Art is a critical cultural piece in China. It is used in all kinds of celebrations including wedding, promotion and moving to a new house. The paper art will be glued on the door or...
By making this Diversity quilt in the home, students will have a visual reminder that although each of us is different, we are also the same.  The Diversity quilt allows students to express themselves...
I directed an art project at our son Benjamin's preschool class today.  I wanted it to be open ended and collaborative, with as little structure as possible. I'm currently trying to convince the prin...
Linking history with art is a great way to help students create a "web" of knowledge as opposed to asking them to remember a list of random facts.  I like to focus lessons on specific artists or point...
I was very eager to make this for my friend for her birthday after I saw the string art creations made by Dominique Falla (here's a link to the website: http://www.dominiquefalla.com/skill-type/string...
The makings and melting's of Crayola Art !
Dyeing dry noodles for art collages, stringing awesome necklaces, or sorting by color is a breeze! Go back to kindergarten with this easy project. *Note: This new recipe allows noodles to be used for...
High winds blew packaging material from a nearby building site all around our town. The pieces of polystyrene got lodged in trees, shrubbery, everywhere. They were too big to put in the bin for coll...
Make this fun puppet!
Make a fun occasion creating these Christmas crafts for little ones like preschoolers and kindergarteners this holiday season. Christmas ornament crafts let you have fun spending time laughing and pla...
This is a craft that we have been making in my family since as far back as I can remember.  They are really cute and simple and kids love to make them.
This is a wonderful instructable on how to make a snowglobe out of a jar! During this instructable I decided to compare the Krylon brand paints and glue against normal household items. I'll tell you,...
This step by step guide will teach you how to make SIX pointed paper snowflakes. Most people make (and most how-tos teach) snowflakes with four or eight points. Real snowflakes in nature form with six...
How to make 3d paper snowflake.http://www.metacafe.com/watch/887781/paper_snowflake_3d_origami_stapler/the other paper crafts videos http://www.metacafe.com/channels/golics/
1080 980 plastic bottle caps + 16 acrylic paint colors + a couple of Perl scripts + 6 months worth of work =
One of my daughter was studying dinosaurs and ... I thought to build a skull with her. And this is the process and the result. (Sorry by my English... I hope that you understand the steps).
I made a mold off of a plastic skull, then made 2 casts out of plaster mixed with white glue. They were 3.5" tall, approximately. I decorated them with glass shards and little cloth flowers (for eyes)...
This mask is incredible cheap and easy to make for all ages. If I had more time I might have made a fancier one out of papier mache, but this paper mask works as a quick alternative when you are pres...
Recently I have been greatly inspired by Yulia Brodskaya, an amazing paper quilling artist and I decided I would make some Monograms in her style of quilling. As I have never done quilling before, I ...
Make sure you hop over to my Blue Velvet Chair blog if you like this project and want to see more interesting repurpose designs. Looking for a fun, quick and easy craft that even your kids can do? I ...
This instructable is part of the "Teacher Contest". Please vote :) The following instructable will walk you through an art project you can do with your students to help them learn or reaffirm a varie...
Cool and easy to make 
I got a new book called The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.  It's a cool story - when a kid folds an origami Yoda, and sits it on his finger like puppet, it gives good advice. Even better, there are in...
Have you ever made something so cool together with someone else that you wished there were a commemorative birthday card for it? Do you love pop-up paper crafts? Are you not easily de...
This is a fun make and I hope you all will enjoy making this. If you haven't seen how to make a dollar shirt, click here ! To start out, get a fresh, crisp dollar bill, because it's the least expensi...
You can use this folding technique for any dollar bill! I prefer using a $1 because I'm cheap like that. :) Have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Please be consider...
These decorative bowls were made from shredded junk mail and wrapping paper.
This is my gift for the Instructables Gift Exchange.  It was inspired by Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya paper art creations who I talked about in one of my previous Monday Blog Round Ups. Follow thes...
 Golden venture folding is where you fold small paper triangles with two legs and two holes each. These legs and holes allow them to slot into each over and further allow you to build huge and cool lo...
Ok, this paper crane has 2 major steps that are really hard. But bear with me and if you have some problems or questions just leave me a comment and I'll answer them. (*0*)
Defy the box frame gods and create a drawing that is truly 3D. When finished, your 3D drawing will appear as a small window into a twisted world of your creation. Wow and amaze your friends! Dazzle y...
There seem to be a lack of origami dogs, so I modified a common-ish model to make this
These turkeys are ready to ruffle some feathers!  Made with layers of colorful tissue paper, these turkeys are perfect as place cards on the Thanksgiving dinner table!
Create an elegant three-petal iris.  It's a traditional iris using a triangle as a base instead of a square.
Drawing parallel lines without a ruler can be hard. Here, i show you how with just a straightedge and a compass. (NO RULERS)
Here you will learn how to make a traditional paper lantern from an A4 sheet of paper
Intended for children of 5 years and above. They should be able to follow the instructions without guidance. However, some parental supervision may be required when cutting. I have intentionally used ...
Here is how to make a great Christmas tree pop up. Intended for children of 5 years and above. They should be able to follow the instructions without guidance. However, some parental supervision may b...
In this instructable (my first one!), i'm gonna show you how to make an origami crane.
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This is a cardboard version of a traditional wooden toy, with a small modification to give it swinging legs, "just because".
This instructable may give some ideas on how to make some art for your walls. The material is reused corrugated cardboard. For these projects, I selected some disney characters,as well as the bird p...
Purpose: The purpose of this instructable is to teach YOU how to make a linocut of your very own. What is a Linocut?: Linocuts are very similar to woodcuts. It is a printing method using a sheet of ...
One day I had a new package of Sharpie markers but no container to hold them neatly on my desk at work. luckily that same day, i had consumed quite a few sodas while working on a new project.  While ...
Decorate your home by making a paper hearts chain. All you need is left over gift wrap, patterned paper and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com.
Create a carp  with the most simplest material found in your home. All you need is an empty tissue box and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com. This instructable was designed by Tan...
Im entering this in the game 2 life contest, so if you like it please vote! This is my first time entering a contest here. In this Instuctable, I will show you how to make a clay Red Turtle Shell fro...
Color charts (wheels) are a way to organize information about color theory. In the art classroom, we use the color wheel for many applications: color mixing, color theory, light theory, printmaking, a...
This is my Bowser Marionette and poor old dry bones underneath.  I saw book_worm's  Dry Bones Marionette instructable and was inspired!  I started out by following book_worm's instructable and made my...
You too can have your very own collapsible Dry Bones. He takes less than a day to make, and will provide hours (I'm sure) of enjoyment. Disclaimer: Dry Bones is likely fragile, contains small pieces,...
Everyone needs a silly penguin! Here's how to make one! (or two or more!)
It's recession time. You want to save money while trying to be "green" and you like the idea of your kids making some homemade gifts. Plus you're the not-so proud owner of a ginormous stubby crayon co...
We are working on Valentines gifts for my daughters pre-school class. Last week when I was cleaning I found about 100 broken crayons and I decided it was time to remake them into cute gifts. I also as...
This instructable will walk you through the step by step creation of a Sock Penguin. This project was completed for a Grade 1 (6 year old kids) class that has been studying penguins.Please note that n...
Painting with spaghetti is a pretty AWESOME kid activity for many reasons: It works those oh-so-important fine motor skills You can set it up to teach mixing primary colors to make second...
What makes a perfect gift for the holidays year after year? A set of collectible Instructables Eggs depicting famous and infamous members of the Instructables member community. This year, only one se...
Hi, this is my entry in the pocket-sized contest!It is a Easter chicken in a jar or bottle.You can always carry it with you!Oh, this is my first Instructable!Oh, and I'm Australain, so any odd terms, ...
Egg shaped yarn balls/form. After I made these, I learned that when my aunt made these years past, she would completely cover the balloons with string.
My family was at a Jim Henson exhibit not too long ago, and they had the coolest interactive section where the kids could make their own cartoon characters by putting felt shapes on a fabric board han...
Using tomato baskets, pipe cleaners, PVC, and paper machie create a 12 foot dragon to hang in your living room!
This Toddler Rubbing Plates Instructable is by iLoveToCreate blogger Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club! Since it has been too hot to go outside most days this summer my toddler and I have be...
In this instructable i would show you how i have made this simple and economic puppet for theatre. I used recycled materials: cloths, wool, lace, buttons, ecc. In this way you can create all character...
This is a really great and educational little project to do with kids. It's very easy and safe to do and they can see the results of their 'hard work' day by day. And it takes only 4 to 5 days before...
This is a great project for kids, you'll have fun making these pop bottle snowmen! (Hint: Be creative! Try your hand at a pop bottle penguin, or maybe Rudolf or Santa Claus). Go to the next step for a...
We made a little cardboard house in order our children play there. We used : cardboard newspaper homemade glue (hot water, wheat flour, and vinegar) water based paint We late 4 days.
Vegetables make great painting and inking tools. Anything from asparagus to amputated potatoes can give you unique (and aromatic!) marks. Making use of bruised and otherwise "unfit" vegetables as crea...
I will show how to make funny stuff of an old sock.First you take a pair of old socks.Sorry for my bad english.
How to make a cute little lamb with your kids using a cardboard tube, some cotton balls and black pipe cleaners. Here's a video tutorial! The supplies you will need are: 1/2 cardboard toilet tube 5-...
My boys and I recently made some clay monsters together. This was a great project to introduce them to sculpting and painting, and it got them out of their mom's hair for a few hours. When doing crea...
This is a simple children’s toy. It is suspended against a wall or over a door frame, and as you pull on either side of the string the eagle will "fly" up the string. For this project you will need •...
A Simple 1 hour art project I completed with my kids. You don't need any fancy supplies for this. Start with a large sheet of paper. I used a large strip off a roll of IKEA kiddies drawing paper ...
This is my first instructable so i hope you like it!In this instructable i will show you how to make a small penguin from clay.
50% corn starch mixed with 50% water and LOTS of liquid food coloring makes GREAT inexpensive sidewalk chalk paint.  And it has all washed away in the rain.  But it will stain clothes....so dress appr...
Sidewalk chalk is pretty darn easy to make, and by doing it at home, you can save money, create your own designs and colors, and have fun with the whole family.
My step daughter needed help making models for a school project showing the evolutionary stages of a whale. I showered her a technique I call "Plaster- Mâché " It follows the same concept as papier-mâ...
When I was in third grade I was in a small art class and we were using a type of clay called "salt-dough" The teacher told us how to make it. I am a little rusty so if you have any Q's I will have s...
How to build a crocodile for the kids from used cardboard
I have made a quintet of crocodiles or alligators this summer (not sure what the difference is), but I've been having a lot of fun and I am sure you would to if you have the inclination!
''''Broken crayons?!? Don't throw them away...MAKE OLD CRAYONS-NEW AGAIN! Up-cycle your broken crayons into MINI-MUFFIN SIZED CRAYONS. You will love the tie-dyed look and your young artists will lov...
How To....Snowglobes. Courtesy of Eric Prykowski Supplies: empty jar with lid crazy glue ( or any glue that does not dissolve in water) small plastic toys such as animals. ( these can be found in t...
Don't throw out that wrapping paper! Sure, you might have come up with a great way to wrap your gifts in an environmentally friendly manner, but that doesn't mean that the people giving gifts to you ...
Why make your own ornaments?Making ornaments at home is a great project for the kids at Christmas. It is easier than you think and will give you (and the kids) a sense of pride in making it yourself. ...
Since I'm going all Martha Stewart on my Christmas tree I decided that I needed some ornaments to help tie in my tree topper. Now, I have cats, so that means I have to have non breakable ornaments, be...
Trying to make the home more festive w/ zero bucks... You got this crap laying around. I need to wash the windows.
This is probably one of my favorite DIY Projects. It took me a little while to collect the paper rolls, but it was well worth it. Who knew paper rolls could turn into sweet wall art!! This project is ...
Or should I call them "spoon penguins"? Anyway, they're cute as a button :) I found a pack of wooden spoons at the supermarket, and they begged me to please buy and repurpose them... The oval shape wa...
 One day my little brother told my dad and I that he wanted to make animal crafts. So we got a bunch of supplies and made crafts. They turned out better than we had expected. So, I have created this I...
This is a really quick and easy tutorial for a movable paper doll. If you have any trouble viewing pics or opening the template, you can get the original post on my blog Quick Tip: Save some time b...
Egg tempera is a painting technique that has been used for centuries. It is inexpensive and easy to learn. If done right, the final product can be amazing. The picture below is an example of the tempe...
This is my entry for Life's Burning Questions on How to Draw DragonsIn this Instructable, I will show you how to draw two types of dragonsPleeease Gimme a plus if you like this instructableThis instru...
This is an easy drawing method to turn a word into a face in seconds. It was shared with me by a third-grade student named Peter, and he gave me permission to turn it into an instructable to share wit...
Create jewelry from fuse beads
Using one of my favorite materials, free cardboard, I will show you how to make an eyeball with a melon baller tool. Eyeballs can be used in many paper sculpture projects, including masks, dragons, l...
Decorate your refrigerator for the holidays with these spoon magnets.  Its a fun and easy craft project to do with the kids. I have included a PDF of  the pilgrims clothing so all you have to do is p...
I love the smell of these ornaments. You can vary the spices, but  you must use 2 cups of cinnamon.  Nutmeg, allspice work well too, as well as ground cloves. These intensify over time. Make sure the...
When you're a young family with kids, it's hard to have a Christmas tree that looks consistent. If you've been married for a few years before you had children you may have a bunch of really beautiful ...
Recycle those old incandescent Christmas bulbs by making Personalized Ornaments to give as gifts! Your family and friends will appreciate that you made ornaments instead of just buying gifts. They a...
Craft foam is a great material for your home made stamps. It can be easily cut and shaped to make stamps. I wanted to make stamps for my wife who is into scrapbooking and it would be nice with custom ...
This video is an easy to understand, step by step, origami tutorial on to make an origami Snowman. For more videos like this one, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/tommyclancygames?feature=mhee Tips:...
Paper snowflakes are an easy and festive craft project that can be made in a matter of minutes using only paper and scissors.
Learn to make a snowflake from paper. Thanks to everyone for commenting and enjoying! Your responses are great. Also, FYI, I used printer paper to show the technique semi-clearly, but other times I us...
This instructable will show you the fine art of Paper Snow Flake making. Now, these ain't your mama's paper snow flakes, these are intricate, themed creations.I have been making these delicate decorat...
It is very simple and easy to make a paper snowflake. Materials Needed: Sharp Scissors Paper Large Book (optional)
This is a how to for making pretty little 6 point paper snowflakes. Hope you enjoy!
How to make 3d paper snowflake videofor other paper snowflake 3d origami + stapler lookhttp://www.metacafe.com/watch/887781/paper_snowflake_3d_origami_stapler/the other paper crafts videos http://www....
In this instructable, you will learn how to make an awesome , third dimension (not simple cut out) snowflake! items needed: 1. six squared of up to three different colors(you can make the square as i ...
It is nearly time for snow in the northeast. Let's celebrate by making our own! Also, when the 'holidays' get here paper snowflakes make nice non-denominational decorations, not to mention powerful ...
I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and I love the spider snowflake Jack Skellington made accidentally.  So I made it purposefully.  It is very easy. Supplies: Printer to print document Paper Sciss...
Start with a blank piece of paper
This instructable will explain step by step the process how to make a paper ornament This is end result
Download a papercraft Peep and use it as decoration or fill it with candy for the kiddies. All 3 colors available. Happy Easter!
My son is going through his Super Mario Bros. phase. I don't know that I ever got over mine. Playing Nintendo for countless hours is one of my fondest childhood memories. With Easter right around the ...
Make this easy and cute pen/pencil holder in honor of Dr. Seuss!
A simple Christmas tree made from 2 magazines.Makes for a neat decoration, or even a centerpiece (If you're the crafty type.....) and is tons of fun for kids!If you've ever made a paper airplane, you ...
Quilling is a fun and rewarding experience. Remember, experimentation is the key to perfection here!
Who doesn't love roses?  Following the directions in this instructable, you can make one, three or a dozen roses. I made one rose out of kraft paper from a recycled/reused grocery bag, so the craft is...
Cards are always a good thing to make for special occasions. They're pretty easy, and even though they might end up being cheaper than the ones you can buy in the shops, that little personal touch is ...
How to create a ring out of a dollar bill, or any other US money, for that matter. This is a continuation of my money origami series, started here. As with the previous one, massive credit goes to Cla...
Have you ever wondered what you can do with all that dryer lint that accumulates after you do your laundry? In this Instructable I am going to show you how you can use lint to make paper. Materia...
Expressions are a vital piece of information that can tell you how a person is feeling, what they want to emphasize, and how they want you to react to them in return. A great deal of information and e...
Project: Compose a collage that uses South or Central American pictures, news and words to illustrate and narrate a story about the culture you choose to portray.   Objective: After the stud...
I made this to decorate my coming baby girl’s room. Everything (birds, leaves, flowers, and tree), is cut from scrap booking paper then mod podged to canvas. For the tree I followed the basic shape of...
As a seasoned printer, friends and acquaintances consistently ask me if i can print shirts, cards, etc. for them. Usually, however, they only need a few things printed at a time, and it doesn't reall...
Love the old 8-bit video game characters and want to put them on stuff around you like your dresser, wall, or sleepy dog? Then make a stencil for it! It's a great way to try out multi-layer stencils. ...
Please Rate my "Instructable"- Enjoy the World of Printmaking! "Linocut" is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used fo...
Traditionally, we make our Christmas cards with a block printed design. Now that our kids are older, they are making our cards this year. My son drew a Santa and my husband made the "color separations...
Simple, easy to make, and fun, this model engine is made from cheap easy-to-find materials. It runs on compressed air supplied by your lungs as you blow the piston down and then suck it back up!  It d...
Here, as a follow up to Make A Cardboard Dragon!, I have added this instructable to fill any voids left in aforementioned tutorial. Essentially all the same steps were followed, and have included pic...
During my Introduction to Business class the students will construct a 3-dimentional model of their proposed business. The model will include the specific location in the students city, they will add ...
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding. It's not the quickest project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it, I think! And I al...
Our daughters love mario and tic tac toe, So I have them joined together
For those of you who are Super Mario game fans this is a mini-Yoshi. I made it from Fimo sculpting clay that hardens in a heated environment  of 230 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Easy as pie! By the way ...
I heard somewhere that before you speak, check if what you are about to say is true, kind, useful, and at the right time. Maybe the Buddha said it (?), I'm not sure, but these four checkpoints have ...
One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very br...
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your plane out of recycled paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your plane could be used to illustrate a variety of ideas in a class...
Homemade paper is easy to make, beautiful, and you can customize any color or scent you want! once you have made the paper they make great cards, announcements, or you can even use them to make crafts...
These are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own paper out of recycled and household materials.  The process was originally explored by Kevin in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's Curios...
This project was created by Jennifer Perkins for iLoveToCreate. When I laid eyes on Martha Stewart's Baby Food Jar Snow Globes years ago, my crafty heart went all aflutter. I was always smitten on th...
If this is not the perfect time for some DIY snow globes! These little windows of snowy winter worlds are easy to make and are a wonderful gift or decoration for your home. You will need: *A jar...
Making realistic polymer clay  cakes is ridiculously fun and easy. Once you learn a few basic tricks you can do pretty much anything you've always wanted to eat (but please, don't eat them!). They mak...
Each robot is handmade. Polymer clay is shaped into robotic goodness, beads added for eyes and wire woven into springs that make the neck, arms & legs (coiling gizmo rocks). After baking, multiple coa...
Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials: All pieces can be made with black and white clay. They are really cool when made with glow-in-the-dark clay.
I was very inspired by Donna Kato's "Feat of Clay" event mentioned in one of her books so I decided to make a polymer clay shoe of my own.  This shoe is Grimm Fairy Tale themed and includes the storie...
I was inspired to build my own Rope Barometer after seeing one at a golf course. 
Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users!  Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture! Lesson Ideas for Art Education: Recycling (using broken paper clip...
Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users!  Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Gold Coin "Snow" Globe! Lesson Ideas for Art Education: Recycling (using broken paper clip...
I saw some paper butterflies on Pinterest and decided to make my own.  I figured thin cardboard would be more durable than paper, and I knew we had a nearly empty cheerios box that would be perfect. ...
To make your own Tetris puzzle you will need: -White/Coloured card -Scissors -Glue stick or sellotape -Felt tips/Paint -A sharpened Pencil - A ruler
Show the Once-ler that you understand that you are the someone who cares a whole awful lot and unless you do not try to make a difference, nothing will get better, it will not...by creating this wonde...
I recently got totally hooked up in eggshell mosaic and was in the process of doing some projects...imagine my pleasure when this challenge came up :-)...I hope i can speed up on my Tray so i may add ...
Learning Geography can become more fun when students are encouraged to add an artistic touch. Map Monsters is a wonderful cross-curricular activity that I do with my students that incorporates Geograp...
Using a page from a discarded book my students write a short story, learn about illustration and create a work of art. This activity incorporates visual arts, language arts and recycling. I have done ...
So recently I've found the joy in making Lucky Stars, They are so much fun to make and really adorable. However after making so many of them I needed find a use for them! I love needle tatting, so I c...
This wreath makes the best present!  Especially for grandmothers!  A handprint craft that is also sophisticated and beautiful.  I used this to commemorate three children's hand size one Christmas, th...
The color sphere is a three-dimensional color model. The color sphere represents all of the colors and tones that may be mixed from combinations of red, yellow, blue, white and black.
This little guy will happily hold your office supplies and look awesome doing it : )
Greetings fellow education loving instuctavillians!  Today we will explore how to create a fun interactive learning tool for students to use to quiz themselves and each other and give a hands on learn...
Just drunk WAY too much coffee and need to burn off some of that extra energy? Grab the take away tray, a pair of scissors and a pen and get to it!
This are the steps required to draw a lion, by sketchheroes.com. This step contains the outlines of the drawing by using the sketch layer.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an origami Easy Rose. Enjoy :D! Origami: Rose Designed by: Fumiaki Shingu Made by: Suhas Sunder For more origami visit: http://www.mangashark.com Tips:...
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a kirigami fan! Links to some free pop up patterns are available here: http://marivi_10.tripod.com/patterns3-new.html
This is a tutorial on how to make an origami flapping crane! Enjoy :D Origami: Flapping Bird Designed By: Akira Yoshizawa Made By: Suhas Sunder
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I absolutely love these flowers. They are cheap and easy to make.  I painted mine and put them in a Bell Jar.
The first ever art project that I can remember was spatter painting leaves on the sidewalk. I was probably about four or five. A very nice handyman, who I must have been harassing mercilessly, set ...
If you have old magazines piling up and taking up your precious space, get rid of them in an Eco-friendly way! With extra magazines and some time, you can turn them into various sized bowls (for fruit...
Plantable card is available from a variety of online retailers, however it is always nice when giving a card that the card is hand made, and as it turns out, making a hand made plantable card is not d...
This is a batik project using regular old Elmer's glue instead of wax for a batik resist.  I chose glue because I was doing this with young artists who couldn't have handled hot wax and hot dye, so th...
How to make an amazing fish magnet out of paper macheee
For the last two years I have taught in second grade, next year I'm moving down to kindergaten.  I believe that this project can be used with K-4 graders easily.  It's wonderful gift to give to mom fo...
Happy spring instructavillians!  What a great way to keep flowers alive and fresh all year long than to make them out of paper!  There are several uses for making papercraft flowers, in this instructa...
Ahhh...Spring is in the air and we are rapidly entering the season of Prom. While you're busy stressing who you'll go with, or what your dress will look like - never fear. I've got the corsage covered...
These are my instructions for making flowers out of old plastic bags. plastic bags are good because they come in all sorts of colours, are pretty tough and well, if you're making flowers you might as...
This is a low cost solution to having beautiful flowers at hand for your home, grannies, postal service delivery persons, weddings, and so on. They are very easy to make and look amazing when complet...
Create simple and lovely paper flowers for a unique {and inexpensive!} take on a wedding bouquet, centerpiece, boutineer and more. Using scrapbook paper, a glue gun and some florist wire, you can crea...
This is a craft designed for masses of elementary school students to do with relatively little adult help.  It was directly inspired by Kiteman's Climbing Gorilla; think of this as the fast, cheap and...
There are a lot of Mothers out there who hate to receive live plants or flowers for Mother’s Day, because the plants/flowers tend to die.  So here is a beautiful paper rose that you can create for y...
Happy Mother's Day instructavillians!  This instructable will show you how to make a quick and easy gift for your loved ones!  I will apologize in advance, my saved example got caught in my file cabi...
This project is used often here in Langley BC for grade 8 Woodwork classes. I've been using it for the last few years. At first I thought the kids wouldn't be interested but they are REALLY excited ab...
I’ve seen several kinds of hand print posters lately on Pinterest, and I just knew I had to make something for my mom with our family’s hand prints on it. I’m sure I’m not the only one to wait to the...
I think every mother has said, "I wish I had some extra helping hands," at some point in their constant battle to keep things neat & clean. Now you can grant that wish with this "handy" gift that is b...
How to make a simple paper Christmas tree.Requires paper and scissors. Rocks optional.
How to create a doll out of a clothespin--easy and fun.Enjoy!Melissahttp://underconstructionblog.typepad.comhttp://haworth.etsy.com
I used cardboard to make this art piece. Look at the pictures and view the image notes to see how it was constructed.
Encaustic is an ancient art medium that is useful for painting, collage and a few less art and more practical molding and casting applications. Encaustic medium is a combination of bleached and purif...
This mobile is a great way to bring some mid-century modern into your home for less than a buck. Yep! I said a buck. In fact, if you work from materials in your stash, or your recycling bin, your only...
Zoetrope means Turning Zoo or Wheel of Life. I developed this kit as a way for kids to learn the basic mechanics of strobing images and get excited about animation. My first workshop was with our loca...
Walking between the Instructables office and TechShop, I often pass by a huge Keith Haring sculpture on Howard and 3rd (see image above by Franco Folini on Flickr).  Clearly, this sculpture has seeped...
An animated paper model to download and make. Turn the handle on the Agreeable Sheep and she agrees with everything you say. "Will it be sunny today?" Yes! "Are you hungry?" Yes! "Does my bum look big...
I think Wii Avatars are really cute, especially if they actually look like you, it's like a little caricature of yourself.  It occurred to me that it would be even better if you can have a figurine of...
Instructable to make Yoda I will teach you! This is a very simple papercraft 2-D project for all ages.  This instructable will guide you to make your own master Yoda!
Paper Bird is a pendulum powered project. Move the box, even slightly, and the bird comes to life bobbing up and down. Download the parts sheets for free here You can download the parts for this p...
Building a rainbow This is a terrific art project that I like to do at the end of the school year with my early childhood students. It is a wonderful way to re-examine several materials and technique...