Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dragonflies

I find dragonflies interesting insects.   I just completed a new dragonfly craft using popsicle sticks and tinsel chenille strips that I have published on Squidoo.   While I was preparing this dragonfly craft project, I found some great dragonfly projects … Continue reading

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SHADOWED

Drawing, tracing, cutting and gluing are all skills used in this 2nd grade project.  First the students draw a figure, (maybe a football player, a dancer, an angel, etc.)making sure that the arms and legs aren’t too skinny to cut … Continue reading

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LADYBUG

I think ladybugs are fascinating little insects.  Here is an interesting fact about ladybugs.  Different ladybugs have different numbers of spots. Some have no spots while some have as many as twenty four.   This is a 1st grade project to improve … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE TISSUE PAINTING

Painting with tissue paper is so much fun, that I just had to add another project using the method.   I find these landscape paintings unbelievably beautiful considering their simplicity.   You’ll find the directions for this project, “Tissue Painted Landscape,” in … Continue reading

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KOKESHI DOLL: JAPANESE ART

Kokeshi dolls are characterized by their lack of arms and legs, as well as their brightly painted kimono in floral designs and geometric patterns.  We prepared the background, and the paper the flowers were cut from, before coloring and cutting … Continue reading

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