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Fall project for kids: Making Leaves

September 12, 2013 by  
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This is a very fun project to make during the fall season. First, we collected the leaves in our backyard and press them inside an old phone book for a couple of weeks. After they were completely flat, we traced the shapes onto self-hardening colored clay with a toothpick and peeled the extra clay away. [...]

Art Project for Kids: How to make a Chinese Scroll

July 27, 2013 by  
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Ancient Chinese scrolls are vertical paper rolls where the artists painted landscapes, gardens or flowers. Today we will make our own with a very fun an creative technique using an eyedropper, ink and a straw. To learn how to make it, take a look at the video:

Art History for Kids: Chinese rolled scrolls

July 16, 2013 by  
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Chinese rolled scrolls are beautiful vertical paper rolls where the artists create a composition with painting and calligraphy. The painting surface can be made either of paper or silk. A Chinese rolled scroll usually has a thin wooden bar at the top, with a silk cord fastened for hanging. It also has a wooden cylindrical [...]

Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppet Show

July 5, 2013 by  
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This puppet show was made entirely by two of my students during the China art camp. They thought about the story and the characters, and then they built each of them.                 Here it is: their wonderful story:

Art Project for Kids: How to make a Collage

June 10, 2013 by  
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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 [...]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles. He drew plans for self-propelled carts with wheels, for an armored tank, and for other war machines.

Art Project for Kids: Paper Sculptures

April 22, 2013 by  
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Creating paper sculptures is a a great project for kids. Paper is easy to bend, cut, turn, and roll. It can take any form, it is lightweight and it is always handy. Kids can make their sculptures anywhere, during a long trip in the car, in a rainy afternoon at home, or while waiting in [...]

Paper Sculpture for Kids

April 21, 2013 by  
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Paper has been with us for hundreds, even thousands of years. It is an amazing material, not only for writing, wrapping or drawing, but for building tridimensional work. Many artists use paper for their sculptures. I have here a recollection of paper sculptures to show the children how creative you can be with such a [...]

Art Project for Kids: Colored Rice Collage

April 16, 2013 by  
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As a part of our collage series, we decided to try some unconventional media: colored rice. This is very easy art project, and kids would love it. Making a collage during the long summer months, on a rainy day, or when they are tired or sick, can turn their day around. Kids are creative by [...]

Art Project for Kids: How to Make a 3D Collage

February 21, 2013 by  
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As one of our collage series, our project today is How to Make a 3D Collage, and our guest artist is the American sculpture Louise Nevelson. She created her monochromatic sculptures using wood and found objects. Making a collage during the long summer months, on a rainy day, or when they are tired or sick, [...]

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