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Thank you for visiting Budget Homeschool. This section of our site provides free resources for homeschooling parents and students on a variety of topics and subject matter. I hope you find these links useful.

While I do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, some websites do fall by the wayside. If you find a bad link, or a link that should be included here, please let me know.

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    • Famous Paintings: Art Appreciation/Lessons For Kidsby Patsy Stevens Ages: 5 - 11These studies of Famous Paintings were written on an elementary level, but will be of interest to all ages. They will help students become familiar with and learn to appreciate the works of famous artists.Subjects: homeschool, resources, artists, Bible art, lesson plans, paintings

    • Crafts for Kidsby Enchanted Learning Ages: 4 - 19These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.Subjects: crafts, preschool, activities, art materials, holidays, seasons

    • KidsArt Quick Art Lessonsby Kim Solga Artworks Ages: 4 - 14Easy, fast and innovative art activities for children from preschool through junior high....just the right thing to turn that spare half-hour into a creative art experience.Subjects: painting, lessons, drawings, primary, watercolor, landscape

    • Geometry Through Artby Norman Shapiro Ages: 8+To children, beauty comes before logic and theories; therefore, geometry as art seems the most natural approach for teaching this subject.Subjects: math, El Greco, shapes, proportions, logic, theories

    • Home to over 4,000 Coloring Pages, Crafts, & Lesson Plansby Crayola LLC Ages: 3+From the Official Crayola Site, find free coloring pages, craft ideas, lesson plans and games for kids of all ages. This is a great resource for teachers and parents.Subjects: coloring, crafts, games, pages, ideas, video, creativity

    • Art Attackby Neil Buchanan Ages: 6 - 14On this page you'll find fact sheets for all the Art Attacks featured in the last few series. We're adding fact sheets for each Art Attack in the new series every week, too. Join in the fun...Subjects: art, crafts, painting, 3D, projects, fun, creative, coloring sheets, stories

    • Art History Resources on the Webby Professor Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe Ages: 12+An extensive list of links to Art History online. Here you'll find everything from the Ancient Near East to Egyptian Art, Prehistoric Art and so much more.Subjects: Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, prints, photography

    • Art Safariby Joyce Raimondo Ages: 8 - 16Choose an artwork to begin. The questions will guide you to write a story about what you see. Look for clues that help you figure out what's happening in the artwork. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. Learn by looking, and have fun!Subjects: artwork, clues, painting, sculpture, writing, language

    • Make Fun Stuff for Kids (goop, play clay, etc.)by Lili Pintea-Reed Ages: 4+Kids like to do all sorts of messy things which are tons of fun. You can make all sorts of fun creative craft materials for your kids for just pennies. Here are directions for several recipes of play clay, slime and bubbles for lots of fun afternoons.Subjects: crafts, baking soda, clay, creative, recipes, dish soap

    • Art, Design, and Visual Thinkingby Charlotte Jirousek Ages: 15+This is an online, interactive textbook designed to support a course, Art, Design, and Visual Thinking, taught at Cornell University. It is an entry level course introducing basic design concepts and the idea of visual language.Subjects: texture, design, balance, syllabus, unity, concepts, language

    • National Gallery of Art for Kidsby National Gallery of Art Ages: 4 - 19NGAkids helps children develop interpretive and analytical skills through interactive discussions of paintings and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art, educational explorations, online interactive activities, and interactive art-making projects.Subjects: museum, art history, activities, crafts, Interactive, hands-on, art appreciation

    • Bible Story Coloring Pagesby Questar Publishers, Inc. Ages: 3 - 10You will find printable children's Bible story coloring Pages for Sunday school, Bible coloring sheets, and Christian coloring pages. Help your students color Bible characters, pictures and scenery.Subjects: New Testament, Old Testament, coloring pages, Sunday school, Christian

    • A. Pintura Art Detectiveby A. Pintura Ages: 10 - 15A. Pintura was one of our first art history adventures. We've developed many more since then, including...Subjects: art, painting, instruction, fun, kids

    • Kids Kreateby Belinda J. Mooney Ages: 3 - 8Fun, interactive activities that add spark to your homeschool, including kid's crafts, coloring pages, preschool crafts, science projects, craft recipes, holiday crafts, and many more creative ideas.Subjects: crafts, coloring pages, science , projects, preschool, holiday

    • Kids Art, Craft & Writing Funby Creativity Portal Ages: 3+Free art, craft, and writing projects and creative activities for kids, teachers, and parents, including creative playground projects, holiday projects, and many more imaginative projects.Subjects: craft, writing, projects, creative thinking, creativity expression

    • Sand Art Projects for Kidsby AllFreelance Ages: 5+Here you will find arts and crafts projects for children to craft with sand, either store bought or sand from the beach. You will be able to make cool things with sand such as sand art projects, a magnet craft, sand masks, sand candles, and more.Subjects: sand crafts, family fun, projects, ideas, artists

    • Native American Indian: Art, Culture, History, Scienceby Paula Giese Ages: 5 - 19Here you will find over three hundred web pages of Native American resource materials, original publications and organized links, including reservation/Indian country maps, original Native literature, and Native art.Subjects: galleries, museums, pottery, photography, Indian, American

    • Make a Braided Rugby Belinda Mooney Ages: 6+Go back to the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder with this easy to make braided rug. Mary and Laura would have spent time making rugs for their cabins. You can make one for your room or for your doll's room.Subjects: Little House on the Prairie, pioneer crafts, history, rug making

    • Art Junctionby Dr. Craig Roland  Ages: 10+Art Junction is designed to provide a safe and structured virtual environment within which teachers and students can pursue artistic and educational goals. Through the activities, projects, and resources offered through this site...Subjects: drawing, painting, education, technology, gallery

    • Learn How To Draw With Gary Harbo!by Gary Harbo Ages: 6+Gary will show you how to draw different cartoon characters - in ten easy steps! Gary teaches art lessons to over 20,000 elementary school children every year. His motivational talks encompass the whole process of writing, illustrating and publishing.Subjects: drawing, cartoons, instructions, coloring, pages, characters

    • Paper Craft Project for Kidsby Danielle's Place Ages: 5 - 13This site is dedicated to teaching children through crafts and activities. You will find hundreds of inexpensive crafts and activities for children. Most of the crafts and activities on this site are Bible based and are great to use in Sunday School...Subjects: crafts, Bible-based, preschool, paper, activities, journal cover, natural, projects, Christian, learning fun

    • Colored Pasta Art Funby Belinda Mooney Ages: 3+The things you can do with colored noodles are endless. Make collages, string them into necklaces, let young children glue them on paper to their delight. Here is how to make your own.Subjects: colored noodles, colored pasta, crafts for kids, activities

    • Recycle Your Crayonsby Crazy Crayons Ages: 6+Most families with kids have an endless supply of crayons. They seem to be everywhere! Can you name some places to find crayons, broken and whole? Instead of throwing them away, here's a cool way to recycle all of your broken crayons.Subjects: recycle, crayons, projects, activities, arts, crafts

    • The Alphabet of Artby Guidance Communications Inc. Ages: 10+This site explains, in simple terms, the elements of visual design. Once you understand the Alphabet, you'll be able to "read" pictures and other works of visual art and understand why they work the way they do.Subjects: pictures, design, visual arts, art theory, Robert J. McKnight

    • Draw and Color with Uncle Fredby Fred Lasswell Ages: 4+All you need is pencil, paper and crayons or any other art materials you wish to use. Have fun and color your cartoony with the colors you like best!! Change it, rearrange it, make it your own personal cartoony! Use it as a story illustration...Subjects: cartoon, draw, animals, drawing, super kids, coloring, practice, art

    • Building Nemoby Michele Reyzer Ages: 5+With just a plastic bottle or two, you can add a touch of the tropics to your room with a Nemo clown fish of your own!Subjects: nature, wildlife, animals, games, crafts, activities, educational

    • The Renaissance Connectionby Allentown Art Museum Ages: 10+With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.Subjects: explorers, art innovations, patrons, artist, lesson plans

    • Art Education Links Ages: 10 - 15"We are in the business of making the kids feel good about themselves and reinforcing self-confidence. Sometimes that little positive reinforcement is enough to change a kid, or at least guide them in a direction towards creating more and more art."Subjects: art, education, resources, library, links

    • Create Your Own Comix Stripby Bill Zimmerman Ages: 5+Make your own comics online! This online comic generator provides people of all ages with affirmation of the human spirit, encouragement of their own creativity, a sense of fun, and words of comfort and healing.Subjects: comics, make belief, cartoons, make-your-own

    • Free Crochet Patternsby Ages: 12+Lots of unique, free crocheted items to choose from, including free patterns for holidays, clothing, accessories, kitchen and home decor, Afghans, throws, squares, baby clothes, doilies, bead patterns and more.Subjects: crochet, patterns, children, Christmas, coasters, free, crafts

    • Pattern Blocks: Exploring Fractions with Shapesby Jacobo Bulaevsky Ages: 8+This program can be used to familiarize oneself with the different shapes, their relations, and their proportions. By rotating them, one can also get a good feel for their symmetry.Subjects: education, problem solving, home schooling, pattern blocks

    • American Photography: A Century of Imagesby PBS Ages: 14+It was only after the turn of the century that photography began to breach the walls of the gallery and museum world in America, and even then with limited success. Now, however, photographs can sell for six figures...Subjects: art, digital, photography, war, culture, image lab

    • MicroAngela's Electron Microscope Image Galleryby Tina (Weatherby) Carvalho Ages: 8+Come explore familiar and unexpected views of the microscopic world with these colorized images from electron microscopes. See close up views of the insects we often see in our lives and things we rarely see and perhaps wish we never did.Subjects: microscope, insects, biology, science, digital color, colorized images

    • Cartoon Researchby Jerry Beck Ages: 14+Dedicated To Classic Cartoons: Past, Present & FutureSubjects: animated, cartoon, reviews, news, history, guide

    • A Digital Archive of Architectureby Jeffery Howe Ages: 12+An online archive of images of architecture from around the world, including gothic churches, rural architecture, and works done in Belgium and Greece.Subjects: buildings, Greek, Roman, American, fine arts, historic

    • Paper Airplanesby Barbara J. Feldman Ages: 5+Practically everyone that has ever made a paper airplane has a unique design for the best paper airplane in the world. I am featuring two paper airplanes that claim the title of "Best," and one that has actually won a Guinness Book of World Records title.Subjects: paper airplane, crafts, aviation, flying, how-to

    • Paper Snowflakesby James Garner Ages: 5+Free step by step instructions for making paper snowflakes, including the 6-Point Star Snowflake.Subjects: paper, snowflakes, instructions, lessons, paper folding, origami

    • Welcome to the San Francisco Symphony Kids’ Siteby The San Francisco Symphony Ages: 5+We love music and are committed to music education, within our community and beyond. This website, in conjunction with our live performances, provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music.Subjects: music, symphony, orchestra, curriculum, musical instruments

    • Museums & Galleriesby Professor Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe Ages: 12+An extensive listing of links to galleries and museums, the world over.Subjects: art, gallery, museums, world-wide

    • Colored Sand Artby Debbie Haren Ages: 3 - 6Have your children try different mediums to create works of art with colored sand.Subjects: sand, food coloring, pictures, paper, projects

    • Your Guide to Crafting Tools and Termsby Vintage Image Craft Ages: 5+Vintage images are the inspiration behind all of our crafts and scrapbooking projects. From the romantic to the whimsical, Victorian and turn-of-the-century illustrations can give your creativity a distinctive touch. Subjects: holiday crafts, craft tools, craft techniques, craft recipes, craft articles, craft history

    • The 5 ? Art History Quizby Carol Sutton Ages: 13+This little 5 question Art History Quiz is fun to do and not too difficult. I plan to change the quiz bi-monthly and add new questions and answers. The answers are just a click away on the answer page.Subjects: history, quiz, art, Picasso, symbols

    • National Gallery, Londonby The National Gallery Ages: 6+The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.Subjects: paintings, masterpieces, fine art, art gallery, Western Europe

    • Art Cyclopediaby John Malyon Ages: 10+The guide to great art on the Internet. Our mission is to become the definitive and most effective guide to museum-quality fine art on the Internet. An index to over 2,300 art sites, offering over 95,000 links to an estimated 180,000 artworks.Subjects: index, news, museums, history, artists, gallery, search engine

    • Snow artby Juho Glad & Mikko Nikkanen Ages: 5+Here you can find everything about snow including how to make snow castles, snowball fight, create snow art, and much more.Subjects: snow castles, snowman, sculpting, links, constructing, pictures

    • Al Cappby Capp Enterprises, Inc. Ages: 12+Cartoonist Al Capp created "Li'l Abner," regarded by many as the greatest comic strip of all time. At the age of nine he lost his left leg in a trolley accident. Encouraged by an artistic father, young Alfred developed his own cartooning skills.Subjects: cartoonist, Li’l Abner, comic strips, art, popular culture