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Broken Crayon Series


(Last updated February 22, 2018)

You never know what will come out of a broken crayon.

Thank you for your interest in my broken crayon art! To see the full Broken Crayon series (so far) on one page, please visit my Broken Crayon Gallery or my Broken Crayon Padlet. I also have been posting them and other found object doodles on my Instagram account.

Also see my LOOK AGAIN page, with info about my found object doodles as well as tips for young found object artists.

Here is a selection:

I've been thrilled by the response from educators, librarians and young artists/writers to my Broken Crayon art. I've included a selection below and am working on a list of classroom activities (including writing prompts) for free use by educators and homeschoolers. Thanks to all who have tweeted/posted photos!

Here is how K-5 Library Media Center Director Rhonda Jenkins (@luv2teachtech on Twitter) set up a Makerspace challenge in her new Art Center:

And here are samples of some of the wonderful art sent in my educators, teachers and homeschoolers:












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