End of School Year Crafts for Kids

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End of the school year crafts for kids are a great, fun way to get kids to remember how much fun they had all year round. Find out about end of school year crafts for kids with help from a published children's writer and illustrator in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Ashley Lucas and I'm the artist and crafty girl behind Ladylucas.com. Today, we're going to be making a really cute and unique end of the year school activity for children. These are called artist trading cards and it's a great way to remember your friend at the end of the school year. to make your artist trading card, you will need a blank sheet of paper, size 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 inches, a clear sleeve of the same size, a thin tip marker, pencil and paintbrush, watercolor pencils, and a little saucer with some water for it. Okay, let me move these out of the way. Alright to start your artist trading card, you're going to take your paper and your pencil and think about something that your friend would really enjoy. I'm going to draw a cupcake for my friend today, okay, so I'm going to try to fill up most of my trading card space. Okay and when I'm done with the shape that I like, put my pencil to the side and I'm ready for my watercolor pencils. I'm going to make some pink icing. Alright, some pink cheeks, color my cake in, okay and when you're all done coloring it the way that you would like, you can bring your water over, dip your paintbrush in, and the watercolor pencils magically look like real watercolor which is really cool. Alright so I'm going to shake my card out a couple times to make sure it's dry and then if you would like, you can put some details on with a thin tip marker such as this. If you want to go over the legs, the arms, okay and most importantly on the back you should place the title of your work, your signature and the year. That way your friend will not forget you. When you're all done, you can slip your artist trading card into one of these clear sleeves and trade it with your friend. I hope you've enjoyed joining me for this great end of the year activity for children. My name is Ashley and you can find out more about me and my art on line at Ladylucas.com.

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