Elementary Art Projects for kindergarten - 6th grades. Come, look around, and be inspired. Use these art lessons, some are original, some are borrowed. Thank you, to all art teachers who have so generously offered their art ideas. You have helped my students love art.
Travel to the Old West with these fun cowboy cartoons. On a 9 x 12 skin-colored paper students created a head shape: rectangular, oval, peanut, or pear. After examining cartoon expressions from professional cartoonists, students created the mood for their outlaw or good guy/girl.
From another 9 x 12 colored paper we made a western hat. To make it symmetrical we folded the paper in half, then drew one 1/2 of the hat. Keeping the paper folded while cutting on the outline you get a nice hat to decorate with construction paper crayons.
A bandana was made from a colored rectangle with black and white patterns. This was cut in half, from corner to corner, so you have two triangles when done. The corner of triangle was cut off and glued under the bigger piece to look like its tied.
Students could write a legend about their western character.