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Landscape Sketch for Beginners

If you learn to add layers when sketching landscapes, your art with have much more depth to it. Follow this formula to make a simple winter drawing that creates all three layers in a very simple format. MATERIALS • Layered Landscape PDF Tutorial (link below) • Multimedia Paper • Pencil • Oil Pastels, I prefer […]

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

Be prepared for busy school mornings with a kid-friendly apple cinnamon oatmeal breakfast bar! The perfect, nourishing breakfast on the go – or grab from freezer to lunchbox for quick packing! Busy School Mornings Those lazy summer mornings are gone in exchange for getting everyone out the door at an early hour equipped with backpacks, […]

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Shut-Eye Time! YAWN! Grumpy Cat, A Grumpy Cat Bedtime Story by Steve Foxe

“GRUMPY CAT! IT’S ALMOST BEDTIME! IT’S OUR LAST CHANCE TO PLAY TODAY!” It’s that odd couple of cats again–Little Kitten, who can’t say anything without an exclamation point, and Grumpy Cat, who can’t say anything without a grimace. Little Kitten is ebullient, ardent, and keen on everything. Grumpy Cat is curmudgeonly, contrarian, and recalcitrant about […]

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Fall Art Trading Cards

One of my favorite artist trading card theme ideas is this one that uses colored tape. Easy to cut, and of course, sticks like glue. MATERIALS Card stock paper, cream colored Scotch Expressions masking tape Scissors Black ultra thin Sharpie marker Trading card sleeve   DIRECTIONS Cut 2.5″ x 3.5″ cards from card stock paper. […]

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Pipe Cleaner Tarantula

  I’ve tried a lot of pipe cleaner animal ideas, and this Tarantula is my favorite in both looks and ease to make. It’s also makes a pretty cool decoration for this time of year. MATERIALS Aluminum can tabs Pipe cleaners, black and brown Scissors   DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut pipe cleaners into 4″ lengths. Students […]

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