Salad Spinner Art

If you are not using that salad spinner at the back of the kitchen press any more, bring it in to school to make a great piece of visual art. All you need to create this effective piece of art is the salad spinner, paper plates and paint, it’s that easy. This visual...

Weave Silk Art

Twitter is great! Last night Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@groganbee) Tweeted a link to this visual art website called Weave Silk. As next week is Digital Art Week, I decided to let my pupils have a go at creating some digital art using the site. They’ve had great fun using...

Design a Famine Ship Project

This is a template for independent project work for pupils in senior classes. It covers elements of SESE History, science, maths, English and visual arts. Pupils have to design the ship, show drawings, write a report and construct the ship. Source: Kathleen Byrne...

Making Puppets

I came across the link to this video today on Twitter. It shows 1969 footage of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, showing how to make simple puppets using everyday materials like socks, a tennis ball, fabric and even an envelope. It gives great ideas for the teacher...

Hallowe’en Arts Project

Great Visual Arts Lesson Plan, the aim of which is to get pupils to design and create an inventive, distinctive and original Halloween costume that they can wear into school at Hallowe’en. The emphasis is on creativity, so pupils must create the costume and not simply...

Cartooning

Powerpoint presentation giving some background on Cartooning as well as examples of cartoons aimed at both children and adults. There are also examples of cartoons completed by children. The presentation can be used as a stimulus for pupils to create their own...