Category Archives: Free Art Worksheets

FREE Patriotic Photo Booth Props for your Memorial Day or Fourth of July Party

Free Patriotic Photo Booth Props

Are you planning a Memorial Day or Fourth of July Party?  If so, download and print out these patriotic photo booth props for a fun activity for young and old.

Just head over to the Mama Cheats website to print out your own Printable photo props!

FREE Disney Jake & the Neverland Pirates – The Forever Sword – Printable Download

You can print out your own Forever Sword from Disney’s Jake & the Neverland Pirates!

Materials Needed:

  • Two pieces of thick paper, such as cover stock with a weight of 60-100 lbs.
  • Printer to print out the printable download
  • Butter knife
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Cutting mat (optional)
  • Non-toxic multipurpose glue

Just head over to the Disney Junior Grownups Blog and print it out here.  You can make as many as you need!  (Really. . . What’s the point of having a sword unless you have someone to sword fight with!)

Make Free Fluffy Slime with this easy 3-ingredient recipe!

Kids love slime and it’s recently had a surge in popularity!  Here is how you can make some awesome fluffy slime using just three ingredients you may already have in your home!  Check out the recipe at Sugar – Spice And Glitter.

Picasso Biography for Kids | Artist Biography FREEBIE

Interested in teaching your kids about Spanish Modern Artist, Pablo Picasso. This post includes a link to a biography for kids and a few resources to make learning about Picasso fun!

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Hey Kids Meet Pablo Picasso | Artist Biography
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil… Read more

More Pablo Picasso Lesson Resources
Combine Picasso’s biography with any one of these elementary level art resources for more fun. Consider printing a copy of Picasso’s Three Musicians or Self Portrait art pieces so your kids can learn to blend and mix colors as they color the coloring pages.

Pablo Picasso | Free Word Search Worksheet
Picasso Cookies | Free Art Lesson Plan
Picasso Cubist Paper Bag Puppet | Free Craft for Kids
“Meet the Artist” Job Application | Free Worksheet
Self Portrait (1907) | Free Printable Coloring Page
Three Musicians | Free “Learn to Watercolor” Project
Three Musicians (Picasso) | Free Coloring Page

Cute Penguin Paper Bag Puppet | Free Printable Template and Instructions

Want to make a cute penguin paper bag puppet with your kids? You can complete this project in about an hour. The template is a free printable resource on MakingArtFun.com, and you can make the puppet from either construction paper or craft foam.

Print Penguin Paper Bag Puppet Template and Instructions

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Stuff Needed
Penguin Paper Bag Puppet Template and Instructions
Medium Lunch Size Paper Bag
Craft Foam or Colored Construction Paper
Scissors
Glue Stick
Black Marker

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Famous Sculptor Auguste Rodin | Free Homeschool Resource

Remember the famous sculpture The Thinker?  The artist known for The Thinker is Auguste Rodin.  François-Auguste-René Rodin was born in a poor section of Paris, France, on November 12, 1840. He was the second son of Jean-Baptiste Rodin and Marie Cheffer. His father was employed as a clerk at the police department. He had one sister, Maria, who was two years older. Because of his nearsightedness, Auguste struggled in school, but seemed to find contentment while drawing. Largely self-taught up to the age of 13, he began his formal schooling at the age of 14 at Ecole Imperiale Speciale de Dessin et de Mathematiques, where he studied painting and drawing. For the next four years, he learned the basic skills of an artist.

Learn more about this famous artist with these free resources.  Print a high quality biography, complete a word search activity, and even learn to sculpt.  Enjoy the art gallery below too.

Printable Biography

Auguste Rodin Lesson Resources

Auguste Rodin | Word Search Worksheet
Goldfish Soap Sculpture | Sculpture Lesson
“Meet the Artist” Job Application | Worksheet

Art Gallery

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The Thinker (1902) by Auguste Rodin | Bronze Sculpture

The Thinker was initially a figure created for The Gates of Hell. The work shows a larger than life-size man sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as if to be deep in thought. The work was named The Thinker by foundry workers, who saw a certain similarity to Michelangelo’s sculpture of Lorenzo de Medici called “Il Penseroso” (The Thinker).

 

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Gates of Hell (1880-1917) by Auguste Rodin | Bronze Doors

Gates of Hell is a monumental sculpture depicting a scene from “The Inferno”, the first section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. It stands at 19 feet high, 13 feet wide and 3 feet deep, with 180 figures. Some of the figures created for this project became separate and independent works, including The Thinker, The Three Shades, and The Kiss.

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The Burghers of Calais (1884-1889) by Auguste Rodin | Bronze Sculpture

The Burghers of Calais was commissioned by the town of Calais to commemorate the six citizens of Calais who gave their lives to save their fellow townspeople. It is one of Rodin’s most acclaimed works.

 

France | Free Culture, Language, Arts Homeschool Curriculum

Take your kids on a virtual tour of France and experience the arts, language and culture.  Here is a compilation of free resources from around the web, including many free printables, that will help you teach your child about France and its culture.   France is the birthplace of many famous people in history, including artists, musicians, composers, French political leaders and scientists.

There are many links to artists, composers, famous French in history, French holidays,  the French language, and fun facts about France.  Enjoy your “travels” to France and have fun as you explore and discover its great and interesting culture!

Famous French Artists | Printable Biographies and Worksheets for Kids
Edgar Degas |Biography
Edgar Degas | Word Search Worksheet
Claude Monet |Biography
Claude Monet | Word Search Worksheet
Pierre Auguste Renoir |Biography
Pierre Auguste Renoir | Word Search Worksheet
Georges Seurat |Biography
Georges Seurat |Word Search Worksheet
Henri   Matisse  | Biography
Henri Matisse |Word Search Worksheet
August Rodin | Biography
Auguste Rodin | Word Search Worksheet

French Art
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Water Lillies (1914) by Claude Monet |  Oil on Canvas

This work is one in a series of approximately 250 paintings. The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny, France.

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Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1886) by Georges Seurat |  Oil on Canvas

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The Circus (1891) by Georges Seurat |  Oil on Canvas

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Horseracing in Longchamps (1873-1875) by Edgar Degas |  Oil on Canvas

Though Degas is remembered best for his images of ballet dancers, his works of thoroughbreds and their jockeys are equally significant. Degas was drawn to the  beauty and power of this subject and was fascinated by the nervous tension of horses and their riders.

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Madame Charpentier and Her Children (1878) by Pierre August Renoir |  Oil on Canvas

Madame Charpentier and her Children, is a portrait of the Charpentier family, with which Renoir had become friends. The Charpentier family helped him in times of need, and in return he painted portraits of their family. It is one of his most successful works.

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Le Café (1878) by Pierre August Renoir |  Oil on Canvas

Le Café is a painting of a young woman enjoying a cup of coffee. It was Renoir’s first painting to be accepted by the Paris Salon.

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Young Girls at the Piano (1892) by Pierre August Renoir |  Oil on Canvas

Young Girls at the Piano was created for a new museum at the request of the French Government. It has come to be regarded as one of the most accomplished and engaging scenes of middle-class life.

Famous French Composers  Biographies and Word Search Worksheets

Build reading skills with printable biographies and word search worksheets. Let your students know how many words there are to find and then ask them to complete the word search by identifying and circling the keywords found in the corresponding printable biography.

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Impressionist Era Composer |Biography  
Claude Debussy | Composer Word Search Worksheet
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) French Romantic Era Composer | Biography
Camille Saint-Saëns | Word Search Worksheet

Learn to Play the Music
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Other Famous French in History – Biographies and Fun Facts
Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of France
Joan of Arc – Military LeaderLouis Pasteur – Chemist and Microbiologist

Learn to Speak French
Here is a website to learn so speak French for free.

Fun French Facts and Printables
National Geographic for Kids
Kids World Travel Guide
French Facts for Kids

Important Holidays in France
Brief summary of the most important days in the French calendar.

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