Category Archives: Art

Click N Colour

We love the Art Outline colouring pages, but it seems EVERY school has them, and whenever there is some free time, or a class split, students do the same pictures over and over! You know the ones – the Aboriginal animals, or dinosaurs, or butterflies with all the little spaces to colour.

We’ve found a new site with trendy, fun, intricate designs: ClickNColour by Debbie Neale.

There are hearts, stars, swirls, peace signs, etc! A lot more exciting, if you ask us!

Our absolute favourite is the pattern alphabet. Once downloaded, you can change the size of the letters, and make display signs, tote tray labels, or even personalised colouring sheets.

It is called ClickNColour because you can also decorate the pictures and letters using the Paint program on your computer. Debbie has a tutorial on her website to show you how (it is super easy!)

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She hasĀ given us an Australian Flag colouring sheet for our freebie section!

 

Handprint Art

Handprint art and craft is very popular. It is easy, it looks great and seems like the teacher is very creative!

Displays in classrooms are great, many people are creating calendars with handprints in different shapes for each month, and a clever blog has come up with an idea for each letter:

http://mommyminutesblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/alphabet-handprint-art.html

Other reasons to do the handprint (and sometimes footprint art) are:
*It stimulates the senses.

*It is a tactile experience.

*Kids develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

*It forms a more intimate bond between the artist and his/her work.

*It allows for therapeutic, artistic self-expression.

*Kids can experiment with colours and textures

*And it allows for spacial awareness.

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