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Affordable Art for a Sensational Spring

Affordable Art for a Sensational SpringIf exotic and expensive materials are keeping you from taking on the art world in your classroom, have no fear! Celebrate the arrival of spring with art activities that will bring out creativity, not break the bank. You can find all the ingredients for these sunny lessons in a classroom, closet, or store near you! Included: Five lessons that make everyday materials into uncommon treasures!!

Spring is a season that beckons young artists to adorn their classrooms with handmade creations. Flowers and other signs of spring fill school hallways. Teachers strive to find unique ways to encourage students to reach their creative bloom. However, finding the right materials at the right price can be a challenge for even the most "seasoned" educator. With that in mind, Education World provides five fun art lessons that won't have teachers searching for unusual materials or funds to purchase them... These activities require common supplies, yet they produce uncommonly charming results!


This week, Education World provides five arts and crafts lessons that use common, inexpensive materials. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource.

Playful Pinwheels
Celebrate the warm winds of spring by making colorful, breezy pinwheels. (Grades PreK-5)

Signs of Spring Door Hanging
Brighten days with seasonal door hangers. They make great gifts for students' homes or retirement homes. (Grades PreK-5)

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter! (Grades 3-12)

Petite People
Use toothpicks and embroidery floss (or clothespins and yarn) to make little people to wear as pins or display in student-created dioramas. (Grades K-12)

Paper Quilling: A Colonial Art
Take shredded paper from trash to treasure with the art of quilling. (Grades 3-12)