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Author: Cuxart, Bernadette
Publisher: Barrons
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781438006512
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Art Painting on….Everyday Items

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…full of original ideas for encouraging children’s creativity with everyday objects found around the house.”
Children who love to create will enjoy this book, which is part of four in the Art Painting Series.  Using everyday objects, from aluminum foil, sandpaper, stones, graph paper, foam, leaves, crumpled paper and other common materials,  young artists are led through step-by-step written and visual instructions to create crafts and artwork, which can be completed with minimal support, depending upon age level.  The illustrations and text are geared towards primary to mid elementary aged children. A photograph of each finished project provides a clear idea of what might be needed and/or produced.
Some specific artistic tools  e.g. printmaking brayers, purchased craft materials e.g. google eyes and adult support e.g. ironing,  are required.  This art book series will be a favourite with primary teachers, as the artwork introduced relates well to seasonal and holiday themes. The title is a bit misleading, as drawing materials, as well as painting, are explored during some projects. 
This resource is ideal for connecting art with Alberta’s science curriculum e.g. Grade 1 Science: Building Things and Grade 3: Building with a Variety of Materials.

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