Archive for the ‘art’ category

Free Online Coloring Pages and More!

February 1st, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, February 1, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Coloring4All

(www.coloring4all.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a range of fun, free, creative online coloring pages and puzzles for kids.


When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and an icon menu of over 50 online coloring pages. Children can virtually color pictures of cartoon and storybook characters as well as animals and everyday things. Also check out the top menu that includes: 

  • Printable – Print out black and white drawings of favorite storybook and animation characters as well items like flowers and a snowman – and color them offline.
  • Puzzles – Put jigsaw puzzles together online. Choose from a selection of images, then drag-and-drop the pieces into place.

NOTE: We found the Drawing and Dots did not work for us, but there is enough here otherwise to have fun. Also, because there are randomly generated ads on this site, parents should preview the site and supervision Internet use.

Make Easy Holiday Arts & Crafts

December 14th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, December 14, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Make a Pomander Ball

(www.instructables.com/id/Pomander-ball-Christmas-gift/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

There’s still time to make artistic holiday decorations and gifts. Check out this site and more!

Take an orange, stud it with cloves, tie a ribbon around it – and presto! – you’ve made an aromatic decoration or gift. This site has simple instructions illustrated with pictures.

And here are some more Fun Family Crafts. Choose from: 

  • Quilled Poinsettia Card
  • Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
  • Simple Winter Village Houses
  • Christmas Pom Pom Photo Frame
  • and many more!

Make Candles!

Build a Mini Gingerbread House!


Fun for the whole family!

Thanksgiving Crafts!

November 23rd, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, November 23, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Thanksgiving Art

(www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/turkey_crafts.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

We thought you might like to get some step-by-step tutorials on how to make fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts with this website from DLTK.

Explore a menu of “Turkey Crafts” that include: 

  • Make an Autumn Leaf Turkey
  • Make a Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
  • Make a Variety of Handprint Turkeys
  • Make a Paper Plate Turkey
  • Make a Turkey Napkin Ring
  • and more.

Click on any item and a new page opens with complete instructions and illustrations. Many of these projects are so simple, they’d make a great activity for your Thanksgiving guests. Simply provide the materials needed and a space for assembly, demonstrate how to do it, and let everyone create their own memorable party favor.

Make Musical Instruments

November 3rd, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, November 2, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

AHC – Arts & Crafts

(https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/musicalinstrumentsartscraftstideashandmadekids.html)

Age Range: 4-16 (Tots to teens, with parental supervision)

 

This website provides free instructions for arts and crafts projects that enable you to make your own musical instruments.

When you get to the site, scroll down the page slightly to the menu of categories that includes: 

  • Make Guitars, Banjos, & Stringed Instruments
  • Make Noise Makers, Maracas, Shakers
  • Make Drums

Then, click on a topic and a new page opens where you will discover how to make: 

  • African Drums
  • Bells on a String
  • Bongo Drums
  • Bagpipes
  • Tambourines
  • Guitar
  • Cymbals
  • Didgeridoo
  • Maracas
  • Castanets
  • Kazoo
  • Rainstick
  • Banjo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • And Many More!

You’ll find information about the instrument, a materials list, and complete instructions with pictures. In some instances you’ll find how-to video clips.

Best of all, many of these instruments can be made by recycling things you’ll find around the house such as coffee cans, bottle caps, oatmeal boxes, paper plates, tissue paper, straws, combs, pie tins, etc.

Not only that, many of the instruments offer cross-curricular connections with Social Studies. There are instruments for celebrating cultural holidays and religious festivals.

When you’re through making a joyful noise, be sure to check out the rest of the site that offers innumerable ways to express creativity.

Autumn-Themed Arts & Crafts

October 12th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, October 12, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

DLTK’s Autumn Crafts & Activities

(https://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/index.html)

Age Range: 4-14 (Grades PreK-9, with parental supervision)

 

DLTK is an ad-supported website that offers an amazing array of free art and craft projects for kids and their families.

They have a great selection of free, simple and fun fall crafts and activities that we thought many of you would enjoy including: 

  • Coloring Pages – Print out and color fall-themed coloring pages.
  • Crafts – Get instructions for making things with autumn leaves and trees. Make a scarecrow or wreath.
  • Games and Puzzles – Print out fall-themed hangman, tic-tac-toe, wordsearch, word scrambles, crossword puzzles, mazes, and much more.
  • Leaf Collectors Album – Print out templates to create your very own fun and educational “Leaf Collection” album!
  • Poems and Songs – Enjoy a selection of autumn-themed fables, rhymes, poems, and songs that include a printable craft or coloring suggestion to go along with it!
  • And more!

When you’re through with the autumn-themed resources, poke around the site to discover all kinds of ways to enhance learning through fun creative arts activities.

Free Drawing & Painting Lessons & Video Tutorials

June 8th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 8, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Will Kemp Art School

(willkempartschool.com/)

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4 and up approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides free art lessons and video tutorials on how to draw and paint.

The artist, Will Kemp (read his bio at the website), provides free articles (blog posts) on every aspect of drawing and painting including instructions illustrated with terrific photographs. There are a variety of free video tutorials on how to paint with acrylic paint, too.

When you get to the website, you’ll see the current blog post. Since the artist (who lives in the United Kingdom) has been blogging for a while, it is helpful to use the horizontal menu at the top of the page and click on “New? Start Here.” The artist clearly explains how to navigate this site and access lessons for expressing and improving your artistic potential in the simplest and quickest way possible.

From the menu, you can access the articles with lessons and tips by topic including: 

  • Acrylics
  • Oils
  • Drawing
  • Free Videos

You’ll also see “Shop Courses” on the menu where Kemp offers video art courses for a fee. But you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the archive of free instructions, tips, information, and artistic insight.

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