Make some Earth Day resources

Get your students excited for Earth Day on April 22nd with some clip art of real-world activities perfect for your practical science resources!

Grab a sweet potato, some toothpicks, and a jar and grow a pretty vine; make a butterfly water dish with a shallow bowl and some pebbles; or lash a forked branch and a stick together with twine to make room for a garden spider’s web.

Regrow Vegetables Clip Art, DIY Wildlife Feeders Clip Art, and DIY Wildlife Houses Clip Art all available in my teacherspayteachers.com shop. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

 

Baking Clip Art, Set 2

I’ve added another new set of “cooking with kids” themed clip art to my TPT shop, Baking Clip Art, Set 2. Featuring some sweet ingredients and some kitchen wares for making baked treats, this clip art set can get you started with your cooking-themed resources. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

 

Baking Clip Art, Set 1

I’ve added a new set of “cooking with kids” themed clip art to my TPT shop, Baking Clip Art, Set 1. Featuring a few dairy ingredients and some basic kitchen accessories, this clip art set can get you started with your cooking-themed resources. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

 

Springtime birds clip art

In springtime, many beautiful birds return from their winter migrations to their breeding grounds in the eastern United States. My Spring Birds Clip Art sets include birds that are fairly common throughout the range, such as an American robin, eastern bluebird, ruby-throated hummingbird, and a field sparrow.

These cute but realistic bird images can help you and your students explore the seasons, animal habits and habitats (including a checklist for nature walks), and adaptations like beaks and plumage colors. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

 

 

Creating a Clip Set

Here’s a short video I made to share some of the processes that go behind making one of my animal clip sets, from research to getting the files ready for use. It’s fun, but it’s a lot of work. The 10 Most Venomous Snakes of Australia Clip Art set is available on TPT. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]

Whimsical Bee Logo

Whimsical Bee Logo sign mockup

An online shop owner needed a logo for her new endeavor, starting with an etsy shop selling handmade cards, tags, and decor items. She wanted to include bee imagery, a fun but simple font, and a finished logo that, “you could imagine on a wooden sign hanging outside of a cute shop.”

Whimsical Bee logo roughs
Early pencil drafts of the Whimsical Bee logo.

I used a fun but readable script font above a bright, cheerful bumblebee and a half-wreath of colorful wildflowers.

Whimsical Bee logo

Throwback Thursday, Makey Makey

A peek in the archives at some of my older work.

Illustration project with 13labs for the Makey Makey Go instruction sheet.
Illustration project with 13labs for the Makey Makey Go instruction sheet.

A cute illustration I ‘inked’ in Adobe Illustrator. It shows how to use the Makey Makey Go, a little prototyping board for experimenting and inventing.

Throwback Thursday, Hand Modeling

A peek in the archives. Eventually, when you work at a catalog company that has an in-house photography studio, you get drafted as a model.