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Welcome to our Creative Ideas Blog - quick simple low-budget art ideas for teaching art to kids.

These fun simple art projects are designed for both teachers and parents to try out in the classroom or at home with your children. Use simple resources - achieve amazing results - learn all about upcycling - create with things which you already have at your fingertips. No fancy art equipment necessary!

Cheap low-budget ideas perfect for growing minds, and for keeping kids creatively engaged. 

This blog is a fantastic FREE educational resource for teachers - learn how to teach kids art, and discover a range of fun 30 minute art lessons perfect for filling in a spare block of time, or to support other key learning areas. The perfect Visual Art resource for teachers.

RAW art is a team of art specialists who run art incursions in schools and kindys throughout SEQ and Sydney/ Newcastle. We also have a fabulous range of DIY art kits which we send to schools and kids throughout Australia.

Be sure to leave us a comment below - we would love to know your thoughts about these ideas and projects. Or - even better - have a go!! - and share with us your results - tag us on Insta @rawartworkshops. We would LOVE to see your projects too.

 

White-out Wonderland

 

I set myself a challenge, to take the most boring of stationary items and make some brilliant art out of it! This week I worked with correction tape. Maybe you have some old ones lying around, or you can pop to the shops and pick yourself up two for 99c. The three ideas below are all relatively simple, and can work with kids ages 7 and up – managing to master the correction tape is the hardest thing!

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Abstract painting:

Start by laying down a pattern or drawing with the correction tape on some darker toned card such as Kraft. Make this as wild as you like, but you will find the tape prefers to be applied straight. Then layer on top of this with some bright watercolours. For the best effect work on your painting 2 or three times, giving each layer a good amount of drying time in between, and try adding a different abstract design each time.

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Cityscape:

Take 3-4 pieces of A6 paper or card and apply a different geometric pattern to each. These will become your city buildings so stripes, grids, or dashes work well. Cut these up into a range of building shapes, and then choose some backing card to build your city onto. 

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Shells:

I was looking for an object which would benefit from being cut from some stripy collage paper, I was thinking zebra, cat, caterpillar, or fish, but in the end I went will shells. I filled an A3 card (A4 would work too) with some slightly curved correction tape lines all over. Then I flipped the card over and drew my big shells on the back, and cut them out. You will end up with some bold graphic lines all over your shells which makes for an excellent collage or even pieces for a mobile?

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Best thing I discovered about correction tape after all that? It dries instantly. 

Let us know what you think of this idea in the comments below.

Or better still - have a go! And share your results with us - tag us on insta @rawartworkshops.

Until next week,

Tracy x

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