Cool and Fun Stuff

  • COVID 19 WEEK 1

    Princeton Incredible Art Dept. games and activities This link has many different games and activities for kids. (Some of the sites do need things like Firefox or adobe.)

    Crayola Kids Playzone Crayola Playzone link has fun pages for kids to do on-line as well as coloring pages to print.

    Fresh Paint App Fresh Paint is an app that is put out by microsoft. It is free and can be put on most devices, tablets, phones and computers.

    artsonia for students This a link from Artsonia, an online art gallery for students, that Gates Chili has used for years. Artsonia has made available a code students can use to photograph artwork they make at home and publish it to their artsonia page.


    COVID 19 WEEK 2

    Scholastic 4 websites where kids can create digital art   This is a site found on the Scholastic web page that has 4 sites where kids can create digital art.

    Oppa & Keki short art cartoons for kids  This you tube channel has short art related cartoons. it is about 15 mins. long in total.

    Albright Knox Innovation Lab 8 video art games for kids.  This is a website made available by the Albright Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY.  this site has 8 digital games for students to explore 8 pieces of artwork in the Albright Knox art collection.

    Kitchen Table Classroom  This website is mainly for students UPK to about 3rd but I think many older students would enjoy it also. There are on-line art lessons, art projects and more fun stuff for kids.

    PBS Kids Scribbles and Ink Art Activities This website is produced by PBS Kids and has art activities that younger students might enjoy. games for kids This website offers a wide range of games with art themes for students of all ages.

    Kitchen Counter Chronicle Zentangles  This website offers students step by step guidance on creating beautiful zentangles.

    The Beginning Artist weaving This website show a variety of cardboard looms and how to make them.


    COVID 19 WEEK 3    AutoDraw is a tool that has been developed by Google's Creative Lab, with the purpose of helping people draw on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Jul 28, 2017  A. Pintura: Art Detective  Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.  Cartoon Critters
    Offers dozens of cartoons to print and color, and coloring books with pictures that you can color online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts. Drawing With Shapes
    Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes. Also included are coloring pages, an online drawing app, and games. A website put out by the National Gallery of Art. It is for ipad and best suited for ages 9-11. There are 8 interactive activities including a sketch pad. Imagine stepping into one of the most splendid art museums in the world. You can do it through The Google Art Project, a virtual art museum. The Google Art Project contains thousands of famous works of art and provides detailed information about each one. It’s one of the best art and artist resources you will find on the internet and is available in 18 languages.


    This page contains recipes and instructions for crafts and art projects.

    Traditional Play Dough

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon oil
    • 1/4 cup salt
    • food coloring

    Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.

    Holiday Cinnamon dough


    • 1/2 cup cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce1/2 cup store bought applesauce

    Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff; use your hands to form into a ball.

    Place the ball of dough on waxed paper, flatten slightly.

    Place a second sheet of waxed paper over dough, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick.

    Use cookie Christmas cutters to cut-out various shapes.

    Air-dry on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet or a cooling rack for at least 24 hours until they are completely hard.

    Home Made Watercolor:

    Water & Liquid Food Coloring


    Add the desired amount of water – the amount of liquid watercolor paint you want to make.

    Then to each container add a drop – or two – of food coloring. You are going to have to experiment a little with the colors – as food coloring differs. Make sure you add a drop at a time – food coloring is more powerful than you think!

    NOTE: This paint may stain clothing – because of the food coloring – so make sure to wear aprons when painting!


    Painting with Coffee

    Follow this YouTube tutorial to create your own coffee paints!


    Tons of resources and downloads- 

    Origami- with diagrams and animation instructions-

    Youtube family drawing channel-Art Hub for Kids


    Online Drawing Sites 


    Teacher website with resources including her You tube channel  

  for the younger kids with lots of preset tools. 


    Found Object Artwork:

    Creating a culture of artistic collecting is a big part of maintaining a thriving found object sculpture area. It’s also an important way to keep students engaged in the artmaking process outside of the classroom.

    Beginning Sculpture - The Art of Education University