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THOROUGHLY MODERN MATTISE

How do you suppose the “Goldfish” painting of Henri Matisse would look if he were painting it in the year 2014? Goldfish were a new craze in Europe in Henri Matisses’ time, and they became kind of an obsession with … Continue reading

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THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT

This is an interesting project in that all the kids were given sheets of paper divided into nine sections.  In each section a line or partial shape was already printed in the section.  Their duty was to complete a drawing … Continue reading

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STARTING A NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

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 … Continue reading

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LEAVES AND SPOOKS

I have included a pattern of a bare tree for this project, “Falling Leaves and Spooks.”  We start out with a black construction paper background and glue on the bare tree.  Then the fun begins with tearing little pieces of … Continue reading

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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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BLACK ON WHITE SIMPLICITY

So we’ve been having a lot of fun with colored tissue paper painting, and  now we have sheets of black tissue left and need a project to use them in.  Looking at Google images, I can across a number of … Continue reading

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BATIK ON A COFFEE FILTER

Batik is the name for a technique of dyeing fabrics.  First, melted wax is applied on the areas of the fabric that is not to be colored.   Then the fabric is soaked in dye—the wax prevents the dye from penetrating … Continue reading

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SUNSHINE OR NOT

The expression on your face lets the world know what kind of mood you’re in.  We call this project “Moods.”  It just fascinates me to see how enthused the kids are with this art venture.  They are so expressive and so … Continue reading

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