Play dough! Whether your students are in kindergarten or older, making lay clay at home sets up a science lesson along with the art factor. This video goes a step beyond the typical play dough, and shows you how to make a crayon version.
What a beautiful craft for the beginning of the school year! This video gave me the feeling that anyone could easily craft this collage (and create an accompanying activity plan for parents to follow). Educators could send the link home to the families or write out their own directions based on how they want to adapt the lesson.
I’ve taught art for years, so a little paper mache or air dry clay project isn’t out of the norm for me. That said, for many parents it is. These simple art activities make great take-homes, and aren’t too challenging for the novice at-home art ‘teacher’.
Even though this brief tip is geared towards mom and dad, it’s always something teachers should take to heart (when sending home art ideas). The choice idea caught my eye as a way to give families a few different options that the kids (and parents) can pick from.
500 art activities! I adore everything on this list. Putting the art-making ideas into categories (in terms of process) makes it so simple to pick and choose what you want to add. It also offers plenty of options for materials use (this is helpful when some families may not have access to non-traditional art materials).