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Classroom Art Projects: Kids & Glitter

Updated on April 20, 2018
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Loraine, a retired volunteer elementary art teacher, shares art projects, favorite art blogs, and ideas on how to create art projects.

Over 150 Prepared Elementary Art Projects

Kids & Glitter is an elementary art blog with over 225 individual projects, 150 of them specifically listed under grades one through six. "Classroom Art Projects" is specifically meant to help the classroom teacher by offering prepared art projects. The teacher can choose an art or craft project to use in an art class.

Hopefully the projects here will inspire other ideas to make the classes unique.Each art lesson includes pictures of the project; supplies needed list and directions for making the project.

A number of the art activities for the fourth through sixth grade also include PowerPoint presentations showing the works of a particular artist whose work is being emulated.You'll be doing your teacher friends a favor if you direct them to the Kids & Glitter site. It'll save them tons of time.

"Important Information"

When writing on HubPages, the rules are that there can only be two links to any particular site or blog, so in order to view the different projects that I'm sharing, please click here, Kids & Glitter, and then to the grade Gallery specified in each of the following projects.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but rules are to be followed. Thanks for understanding.

Classroom Proven and Shared

All the art projects have been used in a classroom setting. Each class, grades one through six, has over twenty class projects specified for that grade. Many of the activities could be interchanged; the teacher could choose to use activities listed under another class designation. A number of holiday activities are listed under the particular holiday heading. Check these activities to see if they are appropriate for your class.

How to Navigate Kids & Glitter

Go to the Home page of Kids & Glitter. In the right sidebar is a listing of Grades and Holidays in galleries. Click on the grade gallery or holiday gallery and you'll pictures of the projects in that gallery.














Frogs on Lily Pads

This first grade art class is one in which we talked about primary colors, perspective and expressions. For this particular lesson, go to Kids & Glitter and find "Frogs on Lily Pads" in the 1st Grade Projects Gallery.

Dancing Hearts

Even though we used this lesson as a Valentine gift, it could be changed to be given as a Mother's Day or Father's Day card. Find this lesson, "Dancing Hearts," in the 1st Grade Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

Give a Hoot

Always a favorite of the second graders. We used oil pastels on black construction paper for this class. Check this project out by choosing "Give a Hoot." in the 2nd Grade Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

Pumpkin Totem Pole

What do you do if you have lots of pumpkins and very little space to display them in? Why, you stack them of course. You'll find this art project "Pumpkin Totem Pole," in the 2nd Grade Projects Gallery on Kids & Glitter

Prehistoric Starburst Birds

You'll find this project, "Prehistoric Starburst Birds, " and many more great classroom ideas in the 3rd Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar at Kids & Glitter.

Tropical Beauty

"Tropical Beauty," and more interesting and fun classroom art projects are found in the 3rd Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar at Kids & Glitter.


If you would like to try this project, "Cats," look for it and other great projects in the 4th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar at Kids & Glitter.

Outer Space

Trust me, you and the kids will love the results of this art class. For this project, "Outer Space," look under the 4th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar at Kids & Glitter.

Draw What You See

This is a great project to help the students learn to draw what they see, not what they know. Find "Draw What You See" in the 5th Grade Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

Gaston Chaissac on Glass

The "Gaston Chaissac on Glass" lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation project can be found in the 5th Grade Project Gallery in the sidebar at Kids & Glitter.


We talked about how each artist has their own style and how different their art is even though the subject of art is the same. Go to the 6th Grade Projects Gallery on Kids & Glitter for the PowerPoint and directions for this lesson that we call "Roosters."

Bright and Beautiful Britta

What fun this class was. As you may have noticed I love vibrant colors and the artists that use them. For more information on this art class, go to "Bright and Beautiful Britta" in the 6th Grade Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

Moonlit Snow Flurries

This is probably more a winter project than a Christmas project, but the results are beautiful. This is a picture you'll want to frame. Go to"Moonlit Snow Flurries" in the Christmas Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter to direct you to the instructions.

White Trees on Black

This is so beautiful in its simplicity. You can find the "White Trees on Black" project in the Christmas Projects Gallery in the sidebar on Kids & Glitter.

Pastel Pom Pom Birds

The students learn how to make pom-poms first, then they make these colored pastel birds. The "Pastel Pom-Pom Birds" can be found in the Easter Projects Gallery on the Kids & Glitter website.

Paper Plate Easter Basket

Make this cute Easter decoration, "Paper Plate Easter Basket," by going to Kids & Glitter for the patterns and directions. You'll find the information under the Easter Projects Gallery in the sidebar.

Cone Pumpkin Family

With the directions for this "Cone Pumpkin Family" found under the Halloween Projects Gallery on Kids & Glitter you'll also find patterns for the 4" and 6" cone pumpkins.

Hanging Spider

You'll find directions for making these "Hanging Spiders" under the Halloween Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

Autumn Elegance

See the elegance of mixing black, gold and the look of leather. You can find the directions for making "Autumn Elegance" under the Thanksgiving Projects Gallery, in the sidebar, on Kids & Glitter.

Pilgrim Wreath

To see how the "Pilgrim Wreath" was put together, go to the Thanksgiving Projects Gallery, in the sidebar, at Kids & Glitter.

Hearts and Flowers

I love Kathy Kromer's art and this art lesson tries to imitate her look. To make the "Hearts and Flowers" art using our method, go to Kids & Glitter and find it in the Valentine's Day Projects Gallery.

American Indian Moccasins

To find out more about how these "Native American Moccasins" are made, go to the Miscellaneous Projects Gallery on the Kids & Glitter site.

Angry Birds

Make a bunch of angry birds using empty box containers. Go to the Miscellaneous Projects Gallery on Kids & Glitter for the directions to make these "Angry Birds."

Heavenly Daze

Find the directions for "Heavenly Daze," under the 2nd Grade Projects Gallery on Kids & Glitter.

Tell Your Teacher Friends

the angels that watch over the kids

I hope you have enjoyed this little overview of the projects available on Kids and Glitter. When I first put them on the blog I only intended it for my own use. But, after I found out how many different projects I had, I thought possibly classroom teachers or homeschool teachers might find them useful also. So if you know of any teacher or homeschooler that you think would find the Kids and Glitter website advantageous, I invite you to send them the address.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the Angry Bird boxes. So cute!


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