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Hello all my artists! I miss each and every one of you dearly and I hope and pray you are safe and well during this crazy time. I will link some fun art lessons each week for you to attempt to complete - I know some situations may make it difficult to complete at this time and that’s okay! I am flexible. The important thing during this time is to get away from the screens and do what you do best - CREATE! It’s so important and healthy for your physical and mental well being right now. I will like to see a photo of the completed piece if you are able to complete it. If you have ANY questions or need to submit a piece please e-mail me at:

Mrs. Neil


Junior Kindergarten Art Lesson Week 03/30/20 
Tape Resistant Process Art Activity
  • Paper (any size)
  • Tape (masking or painter’s tape is best, but others will work)
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or even markers
TIP: Don’t press the tape down too hard so it comes off easy.

Kindergarten Art Lesson Week 03/30/20 
Mono-print Painted Dot Process Art Activity 
  • Aluminum foil (can also use parchment paper or even just plain paper)
  • Colored Paper (construction, card stock, even plain white paper is fine!)
  • Tempora Paint (I have a recipe linked bellow if you don’t have access to paint)
  • Putty knife (or anything to spread the paint in a circular motion)
TIP: Tape down the aluminum foil to prevent it from moving when painting.

P.S. If your kiddo wants to do more, these look great displayed together as a mural! Just tape the backs together. :)

1st Grade Art Lesson Week 03/30/20
Recycled Tin Can Art Activity 
  • Empty Tin Can (any size of canned good will work)
  • Scissors
  • Tempora paint (optional; I have a recipe linked below if you don’t have access to paint.)
  • Various craft supplies (Googling eyes, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, sequins, beads, colored paper, etc.)
  • Glue (Elmer’s bottled glue OR hot glue with guardian/parent assistance.) 
  • Hammer and nail (Guardian/parent to poke hole in bottom of can.)
TIP: Create the hole in the bottom of the tin can first before creating.

Your kiddos can make whatever they want from these planters; a face, a design, etc. Have fun!

2nd Grade Art Lesson Week 03/30/20
Toilet Paper Roll Ring Sculptures 
  • Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Cardboard Tubes (how many varies on how big you want the piece to be.)
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Markers or paint (optional for color.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (hot glue would work best, but Elmer’s bottled glue will work, and possibly even tape and staples.)
  • Paper or cardboard (to work on as a background or foundation.)
TIP: The rings need to be all the same size (width) that’s why you have the ruler/measuring tape. Your kiddo may need help with this.

P.S. These can be as simple or complex as you WANT them to be. Play with it and have fun!

3rd Grade Art Lesson Week 03/30/20
Recycled Jug Houses
  • An empty jug (milk, laundry soap/fabrics softener, juice, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Scissors 
  • Knife (to only be used by parent/guardian to punch initial hole to cut plastic.)
  • Markers
  • Tempora Paint (optional; I have a recipe linked below if you don’t have access to paint.)
  • Various craft supples (pipe cleaners, pom-poms, sequins, beads, colored paper, etc.)
TIP: Rinse out jug then use some sort of oil to soak labels to scrape off if they will not come off easily.

P.S. These do not have to be fairy houses, but whatever your kiddo wants. A castle, a treehouse, a fort, a mansion, a gnome house, etc. Have fun with this one!

4th Grade Art Lesson Week 03/30/20
Recycled Cardboard Sculptures
  • Cardboard (Amazon boxes, toy boxes, diaper boxes, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (hot glue with assistance OR Elmer’s white bottle glue, even stick glue would work.)
  • Tempora Paint (optional; I have a recipe linked below if you do not have access to paint.)
TIP: Plan out or sketch what you want your sculpture to look like before cutting your cardboard pieces.

Have fun!

All Grades Week 04/06/20
April Drawing Prompts:
1. Draw your pet or something alive outside.
2. Draw a new cafe.
3. Draw your favorite Easter candy.
4. Draw an umbrella and rain boots that’d you’d wear.
5. Draw your favorite outfit.
6. Draw a bird’s nest with eggs.
7. Draw something yellow.
8. Draw a woman you admire.
9. Draw a large shadow.
10. Draw your room.
11. Draw something green.
12. Draw your favorite snack.
13. Draw something directly in front of you.
14. Draw a magical garden.
15. Draw a newly discovered dinosaur.
16. Draw a pet you’d like to have.
17. Draw what spring looks like to you.
18. Draw your favorite ice cream or popsicle.
19. Draw a super hero.
20. Draw a picnic party.
21. Draw something that is a good memory.
22. Draw a positive picture with or without words.
23. Draw a day at the lake/pool.
24. Draw a favorite smell.
25. Draw your reflection in any shiny/reflective surface.
26. Draw the most delicious piece of cake you’ve ever seen.
27. Draw something that makes you laugh.
28. Draw what you want to be in the future.
29. Draw what love is to you.
30. Draw something you are thankful for.

This week I’ve made the art lessons a little more simple in hopes that more will join us if they’re able to. You’ll only need paper and pencil and colors if you have them of your choice. You can draw a prompt everyday or multiple a day or one a week. The idea here is to get your creative juices flowing and thinking about what you’re going to draw and how. Have your kiddo get as creative or simple as they’d like - there is no wrong way to do this! Keep sending these to me I love getting to see their artwork!

Mrs. Neil