18X24 Make them work big!
Overhead projector--let them draw it small and then blow it up with transparency+overhead
Chuck close fingerprint portrait
Radial portrait on color diffusing rounds
Lisa Frank inspired animal paintings
Chalk owls (charcoal)https://thislittleclassofmine.weebly.com/home/charcoal-owls
Chalk still life --objects like tools and art supplies
Collaboration! Make them pair up or work in teams.
Collaborative 18X24 chalk still life
Team Optical Illusion Challenge
Newspaper Shoes Team Challenge
Stop-Motion Animation Club
3-D Structure collage with shaving cream print background
Don’t focus too much on drawing.
Kids at this age are really self-concious. Try to give them lots of chances to do things other than drawing:
Kumihimo bracelet weaving
3-D Origami Paper Sculptures
Paper weaving (op art!)
Hand-Lettered Inspirational Quote Paintings
It is still okay to do step-by-step drawing once in while
Art Hub for kids-- Groot drawing, Birds, and monster trucks
Dice games--minions, nutcrackers, Leprechauns
One-day fun Challenges are good!
Chris Uphues is great for Halloween/Valentine’s day
Surprise! Ferocious Creatures
Use metals, hot glue guns, don’t be afraid of a little ‘danger.’
Metal insects and metal dragons--aluminum can be a little sharp
A.J. Fossik inspired cardboard masks using hot glue guns
Give Lots of choices
Foam Printmaking--’winter’ animals, architecture
Optical illusions-- Optical Illusions (How to Art Doodle) by Carolyn Scrace
Zentangle Animal Silhouettes, pumpkins
It is okay to pick one topic, one medium and then see what everyone does with it.
Chalk Pastel Sloths
Mona Lisa Parody
Texture Chameleons in colored pencil
Watercolor Llamas and Alpacas
Statue of Liberty tempera paintings
Star Wars Portrait (oil pastel drawing and collage)
Winter Fox Tempera paintings