Every year art projects fill the hallways of schools around the world. Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with just the right project. Well, never fear! Below is a treasure trove of seasonal hallway art ideas to spruce up your school this year!
What a fun twist on student self portraits! These coloring pages were created using the Colorscape app.
Want a more traditional student drawn self portrait project? Check out this Self Portrait Guided Draw For Kids.
Bats & Spiders (with TONS of other activities)
What better way to get kids excited than by studying creepy crawlies?! The bat and spider art projects are from Lucky Little Learner’s Bats & Spiders Lapbook. (part of the Lapbooks all year bundle.)
Lapbooks All Year Bundle
Mummies & Monsters
“The mummy is just a person cutout covered in paper towels The Frankenstein is just construction paper.”-Tamera P.
Snowy Day Penguin
For this project, students painted sunset stripes and then created their penguins and icebergs with construction paper. Finally, adding felt hats, mittens and scarves gave this project a collage look.
“I think this is my favorite project we’ve ever done! The kids got so creative and they all turned out adorable.”-Sarah G.
Check out this more in depth tutorial: Penguin Project.
Van Gogh Inspired Snowmen
“This is a teacher led directed draw. They used markers to color the snowmen, crayons to draw swirls, and then watercolor for the background. I tell the kids they can be creative and do a pattern of their choice for the scarf. They come out really cute! “-Ashley L.
Lovey Dovey Gnomes
Have your students make these cute love gnomes to decorate the hallway near Valentine’s Day. It would also be a great project to review 2D shapes!
Spring & Summer
Rainy Day Umbrellas
“This project is a 3-step process.
“I’ve done this cherry blossom one. I cut strips of paper for the trunk and branches instead of painting them. Kids can tear the paper into different lengths and glue to make them.”-Nancy H.
A fun folding, cutting and gluing spring craft. Bonus, it is guided through a video!
“This is a summer writing/art piece. The kids drew what they were going/hoped to do this summer in their sunglasses. Then drew a self portrait. Last they wrote a paragraph about their summer vacation activities.”-Jardel S.
Check out Lucky Little Learner’s NEW Directed Drawings
Read about them here: How to Use Directed Drawings in the Classroom
Get a Freebie Directed Draw
Art Hub for Kids
Head over to Art Hub for Kids for oodles of directed draw projects!