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African American Artists
"For two weeks in February, Black History Month, I teach about Black artists becoming successful artists because of their bold themes, vibrant colors/textures, and understandable simplicity.
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Fiber Art Project
I save all my old glue bottles or use empty hair dye application bottles to fill with an alum/flour mixture for a resist application on fabric. This is a great way to store the paste for a few days in...
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Leftover Laminating Film
As an art teacher for 29 years, I can find a use for anything that's left over! I have found that you can take the ends of the laminating rolls home and do little laminating jobs with your iron. I tur...
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Plastic Lids
I get multiple uses out of plastic lids and would like to share a couple of them. I keep white glue in reused liquid hand soap bottles with the squeeze top, and children squeeze a small amount of glue...
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Recycled Paint Trays
I encourage my students to recycle and as part of a real world application, I use recycled items in my classroom. I take the cup holder trays I get from McDonalds and place yogurt containers in them. ...
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Reviving Old Paint
As an elementary art teacher, I am frequently moved to a new building. I inherit a collection of old tempera paint every time I move. To manage the paint, I purchased a quart sized freezer storage con...
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Self Portraits
When students do a self portrait they should be able to look in a mirror, so I asked my students and colleagues for old mirror tiles. I had 1/8 inch maysonite cut into 12x12 backing boards which I att...
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Spilled Paint
When mixing powdered tempera paint, use one part liquid hand soap and three parts water. This makes clean up a lot easier and helps with the laundry in the case of spilled paint.
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Tempera Paint Secret
Here's a secret I found when using tempera paint on things other than paper. When we make turkeys or rabbits from milk cartons, I found that tempera paint often flakes off the waxy milk cartons after ...
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Tidy, Cost-Effective Glue Usage
Here’s a handy idea that saves on glue waste, keeps work areas neat and makes children responsible for cleaning up their own glue containers.
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