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Self-Hardening Clay

November 11, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Self-hardening clay is available in five pound boxes at hobby stores, dries on its own when left uncovered in about a week, and is paintable. This clay is great for a first-time art project if no kiln is available, and dividing the five pound cube into eight equal sections gives students a large enough piece to make a small coiled pot.

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Forgot To Buy Valentines? Make Them!

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Valentine Tangram

Between assessments and planning a party and fighting a headache, who can blame you for forgetting to buy valentines for your students? Well, print your way out of the doghouse with this tangram valentine.

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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

For something different, try making Christmas ornaments out of recycled materials. Brainstorm with your art teacher how that might be accomplished in an aesthetically pleasing way, or tackle it on your own with bits of plastic, paper, aluminum foil, string, wire, etc.

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Making Storage Boxes

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Encourage students to be a little more organized by using recycled boxes or cans in this art project. A little creativity is in order in guiding students in assembling materials into a storage unit. Nearly any student will benefit from this fun process of creating, then organizing.

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I Made It Myself: Creating Custom T-Shirts

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Creating custom t-shirts with your students is a rewarding experience and a great way to wrap up the year. Take the opportunity to say something special about each student or commemorate the “graduation” from your grade level. Maybe your class had a theme or a project that they were very involved in throughout the year – these can also work towards great designs. Whether each student creates a unique shirt or you decide on a universal pattern for the group, you’re assured an afternoon of fun and a group of satisfied artists when it’s all over.

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Gumdrop Spiders

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Cut two black pipe cleaners into eight pieces. Buy black licorice gumdrops. Insert four pipe cleaner spider legs on each side of a gumdrop. Alternatively […]