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Kids & Glitter is this blog where all the art projects I used while volunteering as art teacher at Holy Trinity Elementary, can be found.  All are complete, with patterns and directions, and free for you to use.

Since I retired, I have spent many hours gathering craft ideas and listing them in articles, on HubPages,  to make them easy to find.  The only crafts included in these articles have a
picture and directions for making the projects shown.

If you are looking for craft projects using a particular supply, such as craft sticks, paper plates, egg cartons, etc. or a particular subject, such as Lenten crafts, Indian crafts, Christmas, Easter, etc. check out my profile page on HubPages.

The art project shown above is called “Party Lines” and is found under the 5th Grade Gallery in the sidebar.

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saints 12Children like to know how their name was chosen. If they were named after a Saint, they are especially interested in learning about the life of that Saint. When a person shares the same name as a saint, the saint is thought of as their patron saint.
There are some saints that we call on for specific needs. For instance, we ask St. Christopher to pray for our safety when traveling and St. Anthony when we look for a lost object. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and St Anthony the patron saint of lost items.
Just as we ask our family and friends to pray for us, we can also ask a saint to petition for us by praying to God on our behalf. Find the project for making My Patron Saint Wallet in the 3rd Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

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noah's ark acOne of the favorite Bible stories for kids is the story of Noah and the ark. They can easily imagine Noah building a huge ark and then gathering together pairs of animals to save them from the big flood that God has promised. So, of course, the kids enjoy Noah’s ark art projects.

You’ll find the tutorial for making Noah’s Ark in the Miscellaneous Gallery in the sidebar. Click on the photo for a close up view.

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Funny Bunnies Tri-Fold Splitters

funny bunny 1This funny bunny mix and match art project was so much fun to put together, so I know the kids will really enjoy it. It only takes one sheet of construction paper and a little imagination, plus colored pencils, to make a fun and funny tri-fold splitter. You’ll find this project, “Funny Bunnies Tri-fold Splitter,” in the Easter Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

Click on the image above for a close-up view.

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teach me to pray 10Spontaneous prayer isn’t easy for everyone, but it becomes easier with practice. This prayer circle is meant to help express love and appreciation to our Heavenly Father, for all the gifts we receive daily. It reminds us to express our love for Him and to thank Him for the family and friends that He has blessed us with. Pray by asking for God’s help, to make right choices in all that we do and to always do His will. Thanking God for good things that happen, as they happen, make for good prayer habits. A quick, spontaneous prayer asking for help dealing with school subjects or disagreements among friends strengthens our relationship with Jesus. Although this prayer circle is appropriate for any grade, you’ll find the directions for this, Teach Me To Pray, project in the 3rd Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

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my holy week-4aThe Lenten season draws to an end with Holy Week, the final week before Easter. Making Holy Week memorable, as well as educational, is the thought behind this meditations book idea.
The cover and pages give the student an opportunity to personalize their booklet, while the Bible readings help them to think more deeply about the suffering and death of Jesus. The ruled, blank area of the pages is for jotting down the thoughts or prayers of the individual. The templates and tutorial for this project, “My Holy Week Meditations” is found in the Easter Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

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How would you like to make a beautiful, super bright and shiny, enamel looking when dry, stained glass, piece of art? This has to be one of my all time favorite art projects. I love the bright colors and am always amazed at how easy, and inexpensive, the paints are to make and use. The paints are made by mixing corn syrup, vinegar and food dye.  The vinegar cuts the sticky-syrupy consistency, but doesn’t change the enamel look when dry. This project, “Faux Stained Glass Art,” is found in the HubPages Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

For a close-up of the images above, click the photos.

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iPhone-9Well, not really. But….  Imagine what it would have been like if God had sent the Ten Commandments as a message by iPhone instead of written in stone. Sometimes memorizing the commandments is a bit difficult for children. Do you think it would be easier for them to learn if the Commandments were an app on the iPhone?
I saw this Ten Commandment iPhone idea on Pinterest, but there was no tutorial, or templates for the project. I really love this idea and decided to make a pattern to share with anyone interested. You’ll find this Ten Commandment iPhone in the Easter Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

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my way of the cross-finished 5The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, which is only about ten days from today. I’ve been thinking about this Stations of the Cross project for some time and wanted to get it published here in time for the kids to make their own “Way of the Cross” circle.
I”ve made two templates for the outside circle: One that is already designed and a blank one so the students can design their own circle. You’ll find this Lenten project, “My Way of the Cross Circle,” in the Easter Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

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