6 - 10 year old kids
Hello to all our Canvas Club branch owners! We hope you are as excited as we are.
View the lessons below. Some lessons will go over 2 weeks. You can pick any lessons that you like and work at a speed that you and your students feel comfortable with. Always remember to make the craft first before presenting a class. We will be uploading new lessons on an ongoing basis.
Shaving cream trees
This is a fantastic sensory art craft. The children really enjoyed the process and outcome. Keep the shaving cream as a surprise and create a bit of excitement around it.
Stamps on fabric banners
Get really creative with designing and creating your own stamps to decorate a fabric banner.
rainbow art train
Make this oversized rainbow art train. After playing with it, this is a great decor item for a kids bedroom!
Have you ever played in snow? Zoom in and show them the magic world of what snowflake patterns really look like. Then draw an adorable man/ girl catching snowflakes. Use white pastel crayons for your snowflakes and see how the crayons resists the watercolour paint/ ink.
matching game, snap cards
Children love matching activities, and while they think it’s all in fun, a shape-matching activity helps kids strengthen their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The Peeping Giraffe
A fun draw-along peeping giraffe! Finally learn what those horns on a giraffe’s head are called…
process art houses
Start with brown cardboard and layer layer layer. We used markers, fabric and paint (you can add even more layers). The children loved the element of surprise every time a new material was introduced.
owl with flapping wings
This is an adorable craft. The little girls could not stop saying "this is so cute!!!". They boys enjoyed it as well as they liked the fine motor technical aspects (cutting, connecting the wings, and wrapping the yarn/ wool around).
Rainbow Spiders and Webs
The kids really enjoyed this rainbow spiders craft. It had them painting, cutting, blowing straws and gluing… all the crafty stuff that kid love best.
shaker music makers
The children had a lot of fun with this interactive lesson. Paper mâché is a fun craft technique where you use torn up paper (‘mâché’ literally means ‘mashed’) and glue to create a shape of something. Get your hands messy and make this fun paper mâché shaker toy.
FLOWER on a stick
Beautifully colourful, the perfect craft for summer and spring! The children enjoyed decorating the flower and the stem.
The kids had loads of fun building and rebuilding their cardboard sculpture constructions. This project is a HUGE hit with the little boys.
crayon resist flowers
Water color paint resist with crayons, is a classic art activity. Meaning, you probably remember doing this project when you were a kid. We are going to explore the concept of composition, foreground, middle ground, and background.
A rain stick is originally made from hollowed plant stalks which, when turned, produces a pattering sound similar to that of rain. The sound produced by the instrument has contributed to the common notion that the rain stick has historically been used in rituals to summon rain.
Create our own and do a rain-dance to see if we can bring about a few rainstorms!
In this monster craft children will create their own monsters and then turn it into a gliding monster toy. This fun craft combines creativity with scientific thinking.
Fishing games are always a hit with kids. With this craft we are going to create 3D fishies inside a fishing pond bag to provide many hours of fun.
3D HOT AIR BALLOON ARTWORKS
3D coolness meets shaving cream fun!
BINOCULAR CARTOON CHARACTERS
Create your own cartoon character. Brainstorm themes with the children, it can be a safari explorer with animals in the background, it can be a baby, someone on a yacht, diving instructor under the sea or a princess on a unicorn. Be creative!
A Flexagon is a really great puzzle craft and a good example of how you can combine mathematics and art. You can rotate it a million times and more without it breaking, and you made it out of one piece of paper! How cool is that?!
KOI FISH DRAWING CLASS
Take a break from making awesome toys and teach the children step by step how to master the art of drawing a koi fish. These artworks really turned out beautifully.
The spinner explains colour theory well, when it spins you can see how the outer blue and yellow rim turns green and the inner red and yellow rim turns orange.
TED HARRISON INSPIRED LANDSCAPES
This lesson teaches some art basics such as composition and contrasting colours. Ted Harrison’s bold, simple shapes are accessible to all age groups but ages 8 and up enjoy it in particular.
This craft is an absolute favourite among boys. Rockets are fun, especially when they really fly! This rocket can shoot up to 10m.
SOCK OCTO TOY
Make these adorable sock octopus toys and then make a drawing of it.
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in Britain and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.
This craft is fun to make it’s also super fun to play with, you can stretch, pull and wiggle your sssssnake as much as you like!
Hooo hooo wants to make this irresistible owl puppet?
OPTICAL ILLUSION ART
Learn about optical illusions and see how shadow and highlight create such great dimension!
Most of us grew up with our parents or grandparents making our own little looms from wooden cotton reels, we'd spend hours knitting scarfs and wooly worms.
Lets make a modern version of this great craft.
Learn about radiating and spectrum designs in this craft. Use as many colours as you like and combine a bit of working with your hands with maths. 1. 2. 3. 3 ........ 16 lets go!.
What are all these different dimensions about, anyway? Let's start at the beginning, with zero.
Did you know that owls can’t move their eyes, they must turn their heads to see. They can turn their heads almost completely around, as much as 270 degrees!
These colourful rainbow villages is a big hit.
Work with newspaper and ink to create these wonderful 3Dimensional flower garlands.