Visual Arts

Paper Thin Personas

This is a great little website with printable paper dolls. The dolls represent many historical periods, body types, and ethnicities. Dolls and clothes can be printed in black and white for coloring, and the artist encourages kids to design their own clothes for the doll as well. 

Art for Kids Hub

This site has loads of art projects for kids up to about jr. high age. There are fun videos to show you the process, plus printables to go with them. You can get most of the content for free, but a low subscription price gets you some extra member lessons and no ads.

Artistic Pursuits

A complete homeschool visual arts curriculum. There are books and separate kits with all the needed art supplies. (The kits are a bit pricey, but you could find lower quality, less expensive alternatives to use.) Looks like a very comprehensive approach to visual arts.


This is a series of learning apps for IPad that incorporate hands-on learning. You purchase a stand and special attachment that works with the camera. Some apps have pieces to use with them (tangrams, letter and number tiles) and others use found objects and drawings. The games develop reading, math and spatial reasoning skills.


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