Be sure to visit Miss Jena’s website and connect with her on Facebook at Jena Schieb: Art for more fun art projects and ideas!


Listen as Miss Jena reads Mr. King’s Castle, by Geneviève Côté. This story teaches children about the importance of protecting our environment so that all of our friends can enjoy it! Then, stick around for a fun art project: making your own castle prints.


Listen as Miss Jena reads Colors, by Jenna Kurtzweil, with illustrations by David Rodriguez Lorenzo. Then stick around for an art project making Rainbow Weaves!

Here are the materials you’ll need:

-Corrugated cardboard cut into shapes
-Cardboard sheet
-Paint brush

Foam stamping-
-Styrofoam plates
-Magic Markers
-Paint brush
-Water cup

Block stamping-
-Tray, plate or aluminum foil to hold paint

For this project, you will need:
-Cereal box or similar cardboard
-Paper towels
-Wooden skewer, rod or pencil
-Magic Markers, paint brush, water cup OR food dye and clear containers
-Yarn or string, cut up plastic bags or fabric
-Hole puncher or screwdriver, pen


Listen as our friend, Miss Jena, reads the story There’s a Dragon in Your Book, written by Tom Fletcher and Illustrated by Greg Abbott.


Join Miss Jena as she reads the story “One Hungry Monster,” written by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Then stay tuned to learn how to make your very own fluffy monsters!

For the Dragon Design project, you will need:

-Watercolor paper, heavy cardstock or tag board
-Watercolor paint, food dye and water or other washable paint
-Table salt
-Spray bottle
-Paint brush
-Glue stick
-Paper for the back of the collage (not necessary if making a sculpture)
-Oil pastel or crayons

For the Fluffy Monsters project, you will need:

-washable markers
-aluminum foil
-spray bottle or damp paper towel
-watercolor paper or white cardstock
-shaving cream
-Elmer’s School Glue
-container for mixing
-spoon or popsicle stick for mixing
-spoon or paintbrush
-googly eyes, eyes drawn with Sharpie Marker or cut from magazines
-optional: glitter or sequins, yarn, tissue paper