Digital Christmas Art Project Bundle
Are you trying to prep Christmas art projects for elementary students during distance learning? It can be tough to plan for in-person and virtual kids simultaneously. This digital Christmas art project bundle includes 4 craftivities that are equally engaging. Additionally, all are truly no prep and include a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your students will feel successful in designing their own digital gingerbread man, gingerbread house, ugly sweater, and Christmas elf. They’re as simple as copy and paste!
Digital Ugly Sweater Art Project
Here’s a video of one of the four digital art projects included in this bundle. The other three craftivities are of a similar nature where items are copied and pasted to a background slide.
Overview of Projects in this Bundle
Each download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And these documents comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import them into your Drive!
Each art project includes directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images. Additionally, the build an elf art project also includes directions for how to group objects together.
- 1st through 5th grades
You Will Receive
- 4 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Links – A link to download the digital templates located on page 2 and 3 of the PDF.)
- Student Directions Slides – These slides explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- Student Useable Background Slides – Any background slide a student is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned above. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- Writing Prompts – Each art project comes with two prompts.
- Teacher Examples – The last four slides of every art project includes samples that can be used to demonstrate on and show students a completed version of the project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the art project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Christmas Art Project Bundle
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with students. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in Slides, However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have students use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Google Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file in Slides. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have students take a picture and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it into the slide.
- How do I get the templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Very easy! Check the bottom of page 2 and the middle of page 3.
I am so glad I got this!! It’s very engaging and my students were able to make some really creative final images. Teaching remotely, I was able to easily screen share to show the students each step of the project and the functions in Google Slides. We had done the digital sugar skull a few months prior, so they had some familiarity with the process already. I created a poll in my Google Classroom to see which Christmas project they would be more interested in working on and that made it much more enjoyable as they were very excited about their selected topic (5th & 8th grades selected the gingerbread house, 6th chose the elf and 7th wanted ugly sweater).
I’m an art teacher who works at 2 different schools, and this year has been challenging working on a crazy hybrid schedule so as to make sure everyone stays safe and nothing gets spread between the schools. This digital project was such a lifesaver (and time saver!!) in trying to come up with fun, engaging and creative things for my students to make and get to do something a little different than what we might have done in a physical art class setting. – Karyn B.
This was a great resource for my big kids once they got done with their main art project in class. We had a “ketchup day” and afterward I had a couple of these links for them to copy and create their own gingerbread men and ugly Christmas sweaters. Going to use the elf and the house one next week! – Ivie A
I purchased one of the other digital projects (Build a snowman) and my students were completely engaged and loved the project. These resources are fantastic and have great step by step directions. – Melissa H.