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Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppets

July 4, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppets
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Shadow puppets are a perfect activity for Children, they can enjoy the whole process, from making up the story, designing and building the characters and presenting the show. This art project was one of the favorite during our China series.  

History of the Abacus for kids

June 30, 2013 by  
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History of the Abacus for kids
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The history of the abacus con be traced more than 2,000 years back. We can’t imagine a world without numbers, but a long time ago numbers did not exist. Early humans used their fingers to count and when they had larger quantities, they probably used pebbles and twigs to help them count. Trade and commerce [...]

Ancient China for Kids

June 17, 2013 by  
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Ancient China for Kids
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Ancient China for Kids is part of our series about Ancient Asian Art. China is one of the oldest civilizations that continue right up to today. It history began more than 5,000 years ago. Many other civilizations have lived and died, such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Many different dynasties lived in what China is [...]

Art Project for Kids: How to make a Collage

June 10, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: How to make a Collage
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Collage is a very easy and fun technique for young and older kids. It can be as easy as you want to make it, or as complex as only famous artist have master them. So we can say that collage is a technique for kids of all ages! We have several projects to choose, you [...]

Art Project for Kids: Cave Painting

June 9, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Cave Painting
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This art project for kids is great, cave painting was an activity that ancient people realized all over the world. Being able to reproduce what they saw, was a huge step in human history. This was the first activity that was not related with survival. Our ancestors didn’t “have to paint” in order to eat, [...]

Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus

June 6, 2013 by  
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Art Project for Kids: Animals in the Circus
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In today’s art project for kids, we will learn about the animals in the circus. The circus has always been an inspiration for artists, many painters have painted clowns and trapezists, but we will talk about those who have painted the animals in the circus. After we see some of their artworks, we are going [...]

Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands [...]

Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art

June 4, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art
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As a part of our Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art, we will talk about the arts in Constantinople, included architecture, painting, mosaic and many other art expressions. The Byzantine Empire was the prolongation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. For almost 1,000 years, they were the richest nation in [...]

Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance

May 30, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance
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Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance. This is a real story that happened a long time ago, unfortunately is a very sad story too, because many people died. Constantinople was a wonderful city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. This event marked the end of Roman Empire that had lasted for nearly [...]

Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art

May 28, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art
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Today we will talk about Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art. Gothic Art was mostly architectural and the most important painter of this period was Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), but he is better known simply as Giotto. Giotto was born in Florence, Italy and he is known as [...]

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