Monster File Folder Texture Plates

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wow!  These texture plates are easy to make and kids really love using them!  Check how I made cute monsters even cuter with my DIY texture plates and recycled crayons.  Two great ways to save money in the art room!

Monster Artist Trading Cards with Textures

These Monster ATC Cards are so easy and fun to make that students will have no problem making several to trade with their friends or give away. Once you see the easy step-by-step tutorial you won't be able to make just one!

Monster Adjectives: Fun Drawing & Texture Art Lesson

Monday, September 18, 2017

This will make teaching adjectives a ton of fun!  Kids will get to experiment with oil pastels and create textures to match adjectives like shaggy and bumpy.  See my 3 favorite texture ideas with step-by-step photos for each one.

DIY File Folder Texture Plates

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I couldn't believe how easy and cheap it could be to create your own texture plates! Now I can do texture rubbing art lessons with kids without breaking the bank!  Download the texture file labels for free :-)

I love my Fiskars texture plates!  But ... I wanted to figure out a cheap way for teachers with tight art budgets to create their own textures for students to use.  Depending on the age level you teach, your students could even make these to share.  

When Monsters Teach Color

Thursday, July 13, 2017

When monsters teach color you make learning fun.  See 3 lesson ideas for letting the monsters into your art room.

Picasso Face Demonstration

Saturday, July 8, 2017
This fun Picasso art project for kids will make it difficult to hold back the giggles!  Children love all the possibilities and you'll love how easy it will be to plan this abstract portrait drawing lesson!

Organize Your Curriculum

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Organize your Curriculum - Teaching with Big Ideas in Art - Feelings - Identity - Culture - Society - Environment - Fantasy - Art Lesson Ideas
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