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PUMPKINS IN CHALK AND PAINT

We used colored chalk dipped in white poster paint to achieve the look in the “Pumpkin Patch.”  This is another of those projects that look so nice made up—the picture doesn’t do it justice. For instructions on how to make … 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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UP, UP AND AWAY

“Hot Air Balloons” is a project that describes what is seen from high above the ground.  We viewed a Power Point presentation of hot air balloons and discussed how distance is shown in a painting.  We also noticed how colorful … Continue reading

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FOLK ART WEATHERVANE

For over 2000 years, weathervanes have helped people predict  the weather.  Today, miniature models  are also used as a decorative accent.  The pattern for this project comes in two pieces that have to be butted together and glued.  Cut the … Continue reading

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SNOWY OWLETTE

The night looks chilly where this snowy owl perches on a leafless limb.  A step by step “how to draw an owl,” is included with this project.  Simple and easy. The directions for “Little Snow Owl,” can be found in … Continue reading

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WIRE COAT HANGER CHICK

This is a “Hick Chick” wire coat hanger chick.  He wouldn’t look so like a hick if you left his goofy hat off, but this chick just doesn’t care.  Yellow, orange and blue construction paper and a pattern (included) makes this … Continue reading

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