Craft Spotlight: Retro Pop Paper

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Add beautiful effects to your cut and paste projects! R15303 Retro Pop Paper provides you with a variety of bright colors and eye-catching designs. For this project, our Art Campers decorated painted wave paper with fish cutouts using the Retro Pop Paper. See more below! Continue reading

Craft Spotlight: Nature Paper

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Take a good look at the images in our R15290 Nature Paper, and think of how you can combine them to make colorful, crazy critters! The Nature Paper elements can also be hung from mobiles or pasted onto picture frames or posters as decorations. Continue reading

Craft Spotlight: Sew Up Vests

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Wear your art! That’s what we say for our amazing Sew Up Vests! These multi-skill craft projects are made from versatile Color Diffusing material so that the paint design you make on the vest creates a tie-dye like effect when you add a bit of water. Paint, fold, sew and wear your vest for a variety of classroom activities! Continue reading

The Differentiated Kindergarten blog uses our Manuscript Letter Beads!

Students will love being able to see their numbers and letters up close! These sturdy, colorful beads can be strung on thread or sorted into trays just like the photo above. Use the beads to teach number and letter recognition using visual and tactile approaches. Like blogger Marsha states, the beads aren’t simply beads, because “the bead IS the letter”!  Continue reading

Earth Day Dioramas!

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted an original craft project for the blog, but now we’re getting back into the swing of things! Earth Day is only a week away, so we’re getting a head start on our art projects. This post features multiple projects in one. Using the links below, you can skip to specific projects, or have a browse through our step-by-step photos and animations. The focus of this activity is to provide students with an understanding of various climates throughout the world and to celebrate the diversity of these climates through dioramas. Continue reading

Craft Spotlight: Fingerpaint Flower

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Big, bold and bright, Fingerpaint Flowers are the perfect art activity to paint out in the spring air! The best part about fingerpainting outside is that it adds another dimension of sensory development: not only are students using fingerpaints to stimulate finger movement, but the warmth of the sunlight will warm up the paint and the fingerpainting paper! Continue reading