Art is an important learning tool in any classroom. Students who create pictures, sculptures, and crafts not only experience the satisfaction of self-expression, but also learn to think in new ways. A 2012 study published by the National Endowment of the Arts linked arts education in low socio-economic communities to greater academic achievement, higher career goals, and more civic engagement. Plus, art projects can cross over and teach lessons about other subjects, like math and science.
These are some of the coolest classroom art projects we've found. Surprising and inspiring, they'll bring out the creative side of any child.