Monthly Archives: August 2014

Back to School Art Trading Cards


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At my school, the foundation makes our art program possible. When they asked if I would be at the back to school family night, I agreed. They wanted a quick art project that was not too messy.

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I chose art trading cards. I cut card stock into 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 rectangles and brought stamps, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. I borrowed a class set of stamp pads from one of our preschool teachers, covered the table with butcher paper and the kids went to work making mini masterpieces.

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Students stamped, colored and created. Some shared with me, some shared with friends and some chose to keep their art. It was a fun inexpensive art project that gave families a small glimpse into the creative fun we have in the art room.