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African Drum Craft using styrofoam cups, masking tape and shoe polish! ADORABLE!!!

The Friday Five: Random Fun

#1: I made this peanut butter chocolate cake a week or so ago. Yep. It was pretty darn good. But I NEED to stop baking! Ack! Oddly enough the recipe includes directions for a fluffy chocolate frosting but doesn't mention how much of the ingredients you need. So, I just used a chocolate frosting recipe from one of my cookbooks. #2: We had our Cub Scout Pack Meeting last week and had an international theme. The assistant Cubmaster found this fun craft for the kids to do, African Drums from…

Mrs. Allen's Art Room: African Kanga Compositions

African art lesson.

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elementary art education ceramic lessons projects ceramics clay Africa African mask masks

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I'm in love! Great and new!  Early elementary art lessons.  Just have to figure out substitutions for the pricey stuff...     Cassie Stephens: In the Art Room: The Art Show Part 1

In the Art Room: The Art Show Part 1

A display of kindergarten abstract masterpieces. These paintings were created at the very beginning of the year during our line and color study. We coated them with glossy Modge Podge to help the colors pop. Well, my helper moms and I can finally sleep in! The school-wide, hang-up-and-display-everything-we've-made-all-year art show is ooooo-ver. I'd like to thank the kids for their hard work, my amazing mom-helpers who put in countless hours hanging masterpieces, my former student teacher…

Africa | Man Printing Adinkra Cloth. Ghana | © Margret Courtney - Clark

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Khamsa Hands (or Good luck Hands). This lesson stems from N. African Cultural art. This project was great with students of all ages. The younger ones may need help tracing their hands, but this also teaches them basic mechanics. Hands can be embellish with some really cool sequins, foil, glittler, etc. Have fun!

Khamsa Good Luck Hands Lesson Plan: Sculpture Activities and Lessons for Children and Kids: KinderArt

Students will learn about the use of symbolism in cultural art as they learn and use design elements in creating a Khamsa hand print.

Art Smarts 4 Kids: Create Your Own African Djembe Drum - says for 3rd grade and up but could it be done with younger kids??

Create Your Own African Djembe Drum

Like the African artisans you learned about yesterday, you can create your own Djembe (Jem-Bay) drum . This is a fun project, though it does...

West African Adinkra on cloth is traditional. Symbols all have proverbs & meanings that guide morals in the society. "Learn from past mistakes" is the Sankofa sign under his right forearm.

West African Adinkra Printmaking

This is an West African printmaking project I did a few years ago with some Grade 6 students. from Pbs.org: http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Kids/cloth/cloth.htm Adinkra (ah-DEEN-krah) cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. Developed by the Ashanti people, Adinkra cloths were traditionally made for royalty to wear at religious ceremonies. Through the years, people have also decorated the cloths to tell a story or to express their thoughts or feelings. Adinkra cloth is stamped and patterned…