Using Children's Handcrafted Artwork

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jun 14, 2014 7:44:50 AM


Creating Extraordinary Cards And Memorable Presents

Young scholars create weekly art pieces in schools across America each week. Parents can highlight their children's artwork by framing them and giving them as gifts. Kids are thrilled to see their craft projects valued and given to others. Family and friends adore and appreciate hand-crafted presents and cards. Financial savvy parents love the fact that they are saving money by utilizing their children's creations instead of purchasing cards and trinkets at the store.



Recommended Reads

Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about the value of their own artwork at

thumb Sarah the Artist

by Kathy Gleason (author), Patricia Ondarza (illustrator) © 2012
ISBN: 9781620467947

This book features illustrations that readers use to interpret information in the text and identify characters and setting. Readers can identify the sequence of events from the text

thumb-1 What Is Color?

by Tea Benduhn (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792291 AR:

This colorful book introduces young readers to the world of color. Readers will learn how an enormous range of colors can be made from just three primary colors. This title also explains the difference between warm colors and cool colors. The book uses famous works of art to show readers how color can be used to both show a scene and convey a message.

thumb Art's Supplies

by Chris Tougas (author) © 2008
ISBN: 9781551439228 AR: /

In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art’s supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic — and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas’ brilliant illustrations and clever text explore the essence of the creative process in a way that children will understand.

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