Saturday, August 2, 2014

Exciting News and Directions on How to Make Art Folders

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I am sad that this is my very last blog post in the 'Diggin' Into Next Year' blog hop. For my final post I am blogging about how to make art folders, but before I do that I wanted to let everyone in on some very exciting news! All of the teacher bloggers involved in the 'Diggin Into Next Year' blog hop are having a huge giveaway!  This giveaway  is planned to run from August 11-17th!!! This giveaway is going to include lots and lots of products, Teacher Pay Teacher gift cards, and much more... So watch out for this amazing giveaway next week! 


Art Folder Directions: 
At the beginning of each school year I always take the time to make art folders with the class. Art folders are fun for students to make because they get to relax, draw, and colour on a huge piece of manila tag. These folders are functional because they are big enough  to store all of the art work that students create in class throughout the year without having to fold any of the art work. Art portfolios are easy to make, but they do require some prep from you. 



Art folders:
What you need: 
-2 big pieces of poster board for each student (or I use big sheets of  manila tag because they are already at my school, so I don't need to purchase them). 
-Felts, crayons, or pencil crayons
-Masking tape


Directions: 
1. Take 2 large pieces of manila tag or poster board. Place the two pieces of manila tag together so that the corners line up. 
2. Use masking tape to tape up 3 of the 4 sides of the folder, so that there is only one opening to put in and remove art from. 
3. Now you should have the folders ready to go and students can decorate. I allow my students to draw anything they want on their folders, but you can make the art more structured if you would like.

Make sure all names are written large and easy to see on each folder to make it easier later on when you're looking for student's folders. 




You might also like my Elements of Art Unit which includes a poster for each element of art and a art project for each of the 7 elements of art. Click on the image below to check out my elements of art unit. 


Make sure to check out all of the other blog posts by the other teacher bloggers participating in the 'Diggin Into Next Year' Blog Hop! 





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