Create abstract art by tracing kids bodies (overlapping one another) and coloring in blocked off shapes.    Great way to fill a big block of time!

Group Art Lesson This is a kids art activity, but I think this would be so amazing to do on a large canvas or three panels (one for each family member maybe?) for a large scale wall art piece.

Post-its: "3rd grade student looking for his square in our Chuck Close reproduction!"

Reproduction of famous painting -- Done with Post-it notes with Elementary Students! (great example of art education that brings together art fundamentals of shading and color for a large group of kids to work on together).

Easy Pop Up Christmas Card - LOVE these 3d Paper Fan Christmas Tree Cards. How cute are they? Working with concertina paper folding techniques, this is a quick and easy card to make for the holidays. Love both the traditional Christmas Tree and white Winter Tree Card versions.

DIY Christmas Pop Up Card

Easy Pop Up Christmas Card - Paper Fan Christmas Tree Cards. Working with concertina paper folding techniques, this is a quick and easy card to make for the holidays. traditional Christmas Tree and white Winter Tree Card versions.

Idea of giving each student 2 dots of their own (one to decorate with cool colors and one with warm colors)::

love these collaborative pieces: could name these "Our Cool Dot" & "Our Warm Dot" after reading "The Dot" and giving each student 2 dots of their own (one to decorate with cool colors and one with warm colors)

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Undeniably Gorgeous Collaborative Flowers

Undeniably Gorgeous Collaborative Flowers - Great "End of the Year Art Project" - done with grade but could do with ANY grade! To be quicker - like as a party activity - this could be done with pre-cut shapes, too.

crinkle up a piece of paper, trace the lines, color in! Could be a something for when kids get finished and want something to do. or a sub lesson.

I see your friend's daughter's crumpled paper art and raise you mine fully finished from fifth grade.

crinkle up a piece of paper, trace the lines, color in! Something for when kids finish early or sub plans.

Going around in circles...collaborative art, 1/4 yours, 3/4 by those engaged with process.

Pamela Holderman: going around in circles. - when done with your painting, cut into quarters and mix with 3 other paintings for a new unique one

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Starry Night Sticky Mosaic Wall // Fall Festival 2014

This giant 5 foot tall mosaic wall, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, was a collaborative project at the small hands big art Fall Festival. Self-adhesive vinyl - The large rolls that professional printers use for large format sign printing.

The artist Henri Matisse worked on paintings, sculptures and collages.  These 10 Matisse projects for kids will inspire them to create their own masterpieces!

Top 10 Henri Matisse Projects for Kids

The artist Henri Matisse worked on paintings, sculptures and collages. These 10 Matisse projects for kids will inspire them to create their own masterpieces!

Aluminium foil and permanent marker - cool effect!

Foil Embossing: This beautiful project was made in a fifth grade art class. Teacher Joanna Davis of We Heart Art explains how it was done using tin foil, yarn, glue and Sharpies.

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