Use these lovely images at Bicocacolor as inspiration to make your own painted fall leaf mandalas. What I love about this kind of project is that there is no right or wrong way to do it and it works so well for kids of all ages. This is a great family art project for the weekend, enjoy!
Have you heard of International Dot Day? It all began with the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. It's a story about a little girl who didn't believe she was an artist and an art teacher who inspired her by telling her to "make a mark and see where it takes you".
After reading this book to his class, teacher Terry Shay decided to make his own mark and established International Dot Day on September 15th - a day to celebrate your own creativity and share it with the world. There are tons of ideas and inspiration around the web but I have gathered some of my favorite ideas here. Click over to International Dot Day for more information and a free teacher's guide with even more ideas and a printable certificate to hand out to students.
I love dioramas, I think it's the idea of creating a tiny world in a shoebox that captures my imagination. What's neat about this one is that it catches a small moment versus a larger landscape. Details are at Krokotak.