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A. PINTURA: ART DETECTIVE - http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
This site combines art history and a detective mystery to present art as a body of knowledge. The Case of Grandpa's Painting is like a 1940's movie, and it entirely depends on the choices you make as the story unfolds. You'll learn lots and be surprised at how much you already know. A must see.

ALBRIGHTKNOX ART - http://kids.albrightknox.org/loader.html
Really cool art games and learning activities from Buffalo, New York gallery.

ARTS AND CRAFTS  - http://familycrafts.about.com/mbody.htm
Click on this site for links to everywhere --  for teachers searching for ideas to complement their lessons and for anyone needing arts and crafts help.  Bookmark this one!!

COLORING.COM - http://www.coloring.com/
Activity: Choose a picture, color it, and then show your finished ART to the instructor. This is an example of an interactive coloring page. It redraws the picture with the new color added. You can  create an account and save your picture to this site, or save your finished picture to a disk or the hard drive as an image file. Import the image into your favorite paint program and print it on a color printer. Another use would be to include it in a project report. A new feature is an anime picture category. You can even send them your work.

COLORING ONLINE AND PAINTING GAMES - http://www.coloringpaintinggames.com/
A free website for kids, parents and teachers, there are online activities to keep kids busy and entertained.

COLORING PAGES - http://coloringbookfun.com/
Over 10,000 downloadable, printable pages to color, organized by theme. You can even sign up for a newsletter for free.

CRAYOLA SITE - http://www.crayola.com
Binny & Smith have produced an excellent resource for art teachers.  Directions for creating art media, history of crayons and contents. Coloring Pages are found at http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/

DLTK'S CRAFTS FOR KIDS - http://www.dltk-kids.com
This features a variety of fun children's crafts and coloring pages including projects for holidays, educational themes and some children's favorite cartoon characters.  There are lots of printable templates suitable for ages 2 and up, including holiday crafts, and greeting cards.
<>DOLL PALACE - http://www.thedollpalace.com/coloring-pages/
FREE COLORING PAGES. Select a picture that you would like to color by clicking on a thumbnail. You can draw your own coloring picture with a black marker on a sheet of white paper, scan it and upload it. The Doll Palace will make your page interactive and let you share it with your friends. ALSO see DRESS UP GAMES FOR GIRLS AT http://www.thedollpalace.com/doll-maker/dress-up-games.php

DUCT TAPE CRAFTS –  http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/duct-tape-crafts/
A listing of sites on how to use duct tape in a variety of colors and patterns.

EYES ON ART - http://www.ozline.com/webquests/art2/
Specific strategies for using each of the six branches of Eyes on Art. It should be mentioned that the activities are designed to lead in a progression. Beginning students of art should start with "You Choose" You can go directly to the activities listed by clicking on the title graphic. Instructions for students are found on the Web site for each activity.

FILE FOLDER GAMEShttp://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/file-folder-games
What fun for day care, preschool and kindergarten specifically.

FINGERPRINT CRAFTS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/fingerprint_crafts.htm
Using fingerprints and hand prints in toddler craft projects is a Barbara Feldman link .

FIRST SCHOOL - http://www.first-school.ws/
First-School features a fun activity calendar, educational themes, crafts, printable activities, and links to other Internet resources in English and Spanish for children of preschool age.

HANDS ON CRAFTS - http://www.handsoncrafts.org
TURN DOWN THE SOUND! This interactive website which starts with music,  is designed to offer kids the virtual experience of working with clay and fiber crafts.  Kids can build a virtual face jug, coil a pot, create a crazy quilt, weave a wacky wardrobe and much more.  The site also includes brief video clips of actual kids doing the crafts for real.  This site is tons of fun and a great introduction to traditional clay and fiber crafts (pottery, quilting, basketry & weaving).

JOSEPH PALMER'S PAPER AIRPLANES - http://www.josephpalmer.com/planes/Airplane.shtml
These planes are designed to fly! They are not meant to be models of real planes, and they are not meant to be pretty display models. (In fact they really fly much better if you don't decorate them!)  Unlike the common schoolyard 'dart' designs, these planes are designed to have have lift; if you throw at a point on the ground about 10 feet away — they will fly up.

JUMP START ART RESOURCES - http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/art-resources
Some fun arts and crafts projects for kids, art worksheets, games, and lesson plans for teachers and parents.

KIDSART - http://www.kidsart.com
Click on art lesson plans for free ideas and information. From KidsArt art teaching supplies, the site is free for elementary teachers of all kinds. KidsArt is a great site for creative art ideas (note the current wallpaper activity). The Quick Art ideas and the Top Ten Lists of links are enough to make this site worth bookmarking,. And, the ArtMap USA is a great way to bring in geography to your art instruction.

KID'S DOMAIN HOLIDAYS - http://holidays.kaboose.com/index.html
Games and fun and each holiday is updated one to two months before the holiday.  Visit this site year round.

KINDERART - http://www.kinderart.com/index.html
Over 225 art lesson plans for kindergarten and early primary grades.

MAKE A RAIN STICK  - http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson44.html
This is from Marilyn Brackney's  Imagination Factory website.  The rain stick is a percussion instrument made from a dried cactus branch. It originated in Chile, South America where tribesmen have used the sticks for centuries to serenade the gods in hopes of bringing rain. You can make one too. See Marilyn's Imagination Factory for other activities.

MAKING FRIENDS AND OTHER CRAFTS FOR KIDS - http://makingfriends.com
Directions for making paper doll "friends" and other crafts.  The site changes with the seasons, but choose a craft and the directions are printable, with pictures.  Scroll for free things. You can't miss.

MARILYN'S IMAGINATION FACTORY - http://www.kid-at-art.com/
Start with the featured art lesson. There is "no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, they teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art." For elementary children, this site emphasizes art and recycling and gives students an ecologically sound message while promoting creative thinking - different and fun!

MICHAEL'S ARTS AND CRAFTS STORE - http://www.michaels.com/Projects/projects,default,sc.html
Click on projects and find lots of ideas and how-tos.  You don't have to buy anything.

NOGGIN GAMES AND MORE - http://www.nickjr.com/
Simple, colorful games for the very young. Involves matching, recognition, and coloring games. NOGGIN is a commercial-free educational channel dedicated to preschoolers now NickJr. Requires Flash and Shockwave.

<>PAPER DOLLS BY SURFNETKIDS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/paper_dolls.htm?awt_l=MP50F&awt_m=J0vLUPcgnzShGL
Another site by Barbara Feldman. Lots of links to paper doll making.

SOPHIE'S WORLD OF CRAFTS - http://sophie-world.com/crafts
The crafts are listed by basic, age, difficulty, mess factor, recycled. Even Duct Tape is a catagory. Make a Roll up Pencil Case or an iPad backpack for example. Neat ideas.

STATIONERY ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS - http://www.invitationconsultants.com/stationery-art-projects-for-kids.aspx
Start with something simple as handprints on paper, or sketch a drawing…in different media or materials like paint, clay, wood, plastic etc. Click on Drawing for Beginners, or Sesame Street Coloring. Try Potato Prints or Turkey Projects.  The site also has links to cute baby shower invitations, cards, announcements, etc. that you pay for.

VERY BEST KIDS - http://www.nestlefamily.com/CraftsAndActivities/Default.aspx
Brought to you by Nestles, a great site with activities, mostly food related. Check it out.

THE WILSTAR HOLIDAY PAGE - HISTORY, TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS - http://wilstar.com/holidays/index.html
Just click on a holiday or visit the featured holiday for activities and information.

ZOOM Send It - http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/do/
Lots of activities on this page from ZOOM, a PBS television series and awesome Web site. Some activities have video to help.

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<>ART ACCESS  - http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/
The Art Institute of Chicago has made lesson plans, family activities and multicultural art resources are available at this site. Areas of study include Ancient Indian Art of the Americas, African American Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and Modern and Contemporary Art.

<>ARTCYCLOPEDIA - http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
The guide to museum quality art on the web,  Artcyclopedia is a searchable directory of links to museum quality artwork. The data base can be searched by artist name, by movement, such as impressionism, by subject, for example landscapes, as well as by medium and nationality.

ART LESSONS AND WEBSITES - http://www.decorativeceilingtiles.net/art-lessons-and-websites-for-kids/
Art website for kids, recommended to me by kids. The world of art includes a lot, from painting and drawing to acting and even singing and writing songs. You can learn a lot from making art, and it can be a lot of fun to create something new. You might even be able to make a nice gift for someone you care about! Look around online to find out more about art and some projects that you can do.

ART TEACHER CONNECTION - http://www.artteacherconnection.com/
Includes links to art teacher on line. Some links require a fee. The site is or sale and may disappear

A. PINTURA: ART DETECTIVE - http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
This site combines art history and a detective mystery to present art as a body of knowledge. The Case of Grandpa's Painting is like a 1940's movie, and it entirely depends on the choices you make as the story unfolds. You'll learn lots and be surprised at how much you already know. A must see. 

ART SAFARI - http://moma.org/momalearning/artsafari/index.html
On-line projects from MoMA.

COLOR MATTERS - http://www.colormatters.com
See how easy it is to bring art and science together in a tangible way.

CRAYOLA SITE - http://www.crayola.com
Binny & Smith have produced an excellent resource for art teachers.  Directions for creating art media, history of crayons and contents. SCROLL DOWN PAST ADS.

ENCHANTED LEARNING: ITALY - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/italy/
CAN SIGN IN OR USE FOR FREE. Click here for a great introduction to Italy for elementary and middle-schoolers, which has an overview of important country stats, and lots of maps and flags to print and color like the coloring pictures of Italian art masterpieces by Michelangelo, da Vinci and Raphael, and an overview of Italian inventions such as the battery, eyeglasses, parachute and radio. Be sure to look at the printable story books with Italian vocab.

EYES ON ART - http://www.ozline.com/webquests/art2/
Specific strategies for using each of the six branches of Eyes on Art. It should be mentioned that the activities are designed to lead in a progression. Beginning students of art should start with "You Choose" You can go directly to the activities listed by clicking on the title graphic. Instructions for students are found on the Web site for each activity.

FROM WINDMILLS TO WHIRLIGIGS - http://www.smm.org/sln/vollis/
A 'unique science and art connection to wind'; presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota, this site is 'an in-depth exploration of science and art, concentrating on whirligigs, windmills and kinetic sculpture.' Great for elementary kids.

GETTY - http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/
A wonderful site -- start with the lesson plans, then use the connections to many museums, Los Angeles art galleries and artists, teacher to teacher talk with digest and index of discussions by topic.  Do not miss this!   Receive a monthly newsletter from ArtsEdNet.  Just  send your name and email address to offline@getty.edu.

HOTLIST:  MUSEUMS - http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/museums.html
A listing of all museums with websites by type from science centers, natural history museums to other cultural institutions including Zoonet and the Getty.  This site also links to other hotlists.

INSIDE ART - http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/
This is GREAT!  Participants get sucked into a Van Gogh painting and then must learn all about art in order to get out; terrific online simulation with tie-ins across the curriculum.  Links to other interactive art lessons.

JOSEPH PALMER'S PAPER AIRPLANES - http://www.josephpalmer.com/planes/Airplane.shtml
These planes are designed to fly! They are not meant to be models of real planes, and they are not meant to be pretty display models. (In fact they really fly much better if you don't decorate them!)  Unlike the common schoolyard 'dart' designs, these planes are designed to have have lift; if you throw at a point on the ground about 10 feet away — they will fly up.
KALEIDOSCOPE PAINTER - http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html
New and improved, I love this site which creates colorful spiraling fractal designs based on the movement of my (your) mouse. Change the effects by moving the mouse or resizing the brush. You can even put it on Auto and watch as the mesmerizing lacy designs create themselves.

LEONARDO DA VINCI - http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html
From the Boston Museum of Science; this site begins with a letter to teachers, followed by an Inventor's Workshop, a look at Leonardo's Perspective, and other resources. Curriculum connections to History, Science, Math, Health, and Language Arts.

MARILYN'S IMAGINATION FACTORY - http://www.kid-at-art.com/
Start with the featured art lesson. There is "no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, they teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art." For elementary children, this site emphasizes art and recycling and gives students an ecologically sound message while promoting creative thinking - different and fun!

<>METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - http://www.metmuseum.org/
See section for educators.

MUSEUM OF WEB ART - http://www.mowa.org/
Students in both art classes and computer or web-design classes will  love this gallery devoted to the finest artistic elements of webdesign, counters, buttons, etc. For graphic art students, this is an incredible resource with many galleries and exhibits. Check out the Kids Gallery for students who are learning to create patterns. There are even stories for elementary students. You need Shockwave plug-in.

TOYMAKER  - http://www.thetoymaker.com
Free paper toys, holiday cards, valentines, sun boxs, baskets and bags, origami and ephemera .. all free for you to make. From Marilyn Scott Waters.

1200 YEARS OF ITALIAN SCULPTURE - http://www.thais.it/scultura/scultura.htm
Alphabetized exhaustive grouping of all kinds of Italian statues. Includes a map of Italy to help locate origins. Connects well to Social Studies, Science and Math  You will need to click on English

THE USE OF VISUAL INFORMATION IN ART - http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/art/
Online tutorial that brings together Art, Language Arts, Math and Science to examine how human perception interacts with and plays a role in the visual arts

WEBMUSEUM OF HOLOGRAPHY - http://www.holoworld.com/
Make your own hologram!!  This is an online museum which examines the science behind holograms and then invites learners to try making their own. Integrates Science, Math, and Health.

<>WHAT IS A PRINT? - http://www.moma.org/whatisaprint/flash.html
Learn the basics of wood block, etching, lithography, and screen printing with mini-tutorials (requires Flash plugin).  The New York Museum of  Modern Art, combines these tutorials with examples of each type of printing and  a glossary of print terminology
WWW COLLECTION OF FAVORITE STRING FIGURES - http://www.alysion.org/figures/index.html
String figures are lots of fun and on this site there is a special page for kids called Kid's Guide to 12 Easy String Figures. There are actually videos to help too.

Editied October, 2015

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