Media & Techniques

From Storage to Sculpture: Fun Cardboard Art Projects for All Grade Levels (Ep. 2)

Let’s continue the cardboard conversation with engaging cardboard project ideas for the art room. These ideas can be adapted for any grade level. Plus, they are a great way to incorporate contemporary artists and sculpture techniques, all while going easy on your budget! Renae shares projects such as realistic and abstract portraits, 3D zen doodles, explosion books, faux taxidermy, and more. Don’t miss the next episode, where Renae spills her favorite art room hacks!

For more cardboard lesson ideas in FLEX Curriculum, take a look at the following:

  • Cardboard Animals
  • Art Show Easel
  • My Community in Low Relief

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Lindsey McGinnis

Lindsey McGinnis is AOEU’s Media Content Manager and a former high school art educator. She is passionately equipping art teachers to be successful in their classrooms and firmly believes that art is a safe place for students to explore and process the challenging topics and concepts around them.

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