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Academics - Art

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Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.  


Complete these three requirements:

  1. Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions.
  2. Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective.
  3. Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting.


Earn the Art belt loop, and complete six of the following requirements:
  1. Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw.
  2. Create two self-portraits using two different art techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or computer illustration.
  3. Demonstrate how to make paper. Make a sample at least 4 inches by 4 inches.
  4. Make a simple silkscreen or stencil. Print a card or T-shirt.
  5. Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, soap, papier-mache, or found objects.
  6. Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or hardened in water.
  7. Photograph four subjects in one theme, such as landscapes, people, animals, sports, or buildings.
  8. Make a collage using several different materials.
  9. Use your artistic skills to create a postage stamp, book cover, or music CD cover.
  10. Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art.
  11. Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.


Following are the requirements for earning the Academics belts loops and pins.


  • Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
  • Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of boys with disabilities.
  • Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.
  • Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.


  • Chunky Monkey Fan Club - cartoon and drawing lessons for kids, original stories, and a showcase for kids' art. There are also other fun activities.
  • Kidz Draw - get your paintbrush or crayons out and get ready to be inspired! You'll find information on illustrators and samples of artwork from kids of all ages.
  • Mindsmile - for artists and art lovers of any age. Dedicated to supporting art.
  • Understanding Color - learn about color in the art and science worlds, as well as the meanings colors carry in various cultures.
  • @rt Room, The - welcome to this virtual learning environment for exploring the world of art. Find art activities, learn about artists, and read ideas to help you become a better artist.
  • - official Keith Haring website for children has fun interactive activities to inspire a love of learning and art, online books, and information about this well-known artist's life.
  • ArtsEdNet - arts education from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
  • Big Comfy Couch - the site for this kids' TV show includes fun coloring activities, song lyrics, and a chance to meet some clowns!
  • Big Mike's Wacky World of Illustration - fun, well organized site targeted to middle school students and older interested in an illustration career.
  • Bry-Back Manor - a silly haunted house and lots of activity pages.
  • Color Me - includes coloring, matching and crossword puzzles, and more. From Humongous Entertainment.
  • Create An Alien - print or copy these alien heads, bodies, and legs and create your very own!
  • Download a Dinosaur - designs for easy-to-make paper dinosaurs that you can download and print out. All you need are scissors and glue.
  • Drawing in One-Point Perspective - step-by-step instructions for drawing objects in one-point perspective, with tons of drawings and illustrations.
  • Electric Origami Shop - neat images and shapes from IBM technology.
  • GapKids - interactive dress-up dolls and other games, plus make your own art.
  • Global Show-n-Tell Museum - a gallery of paintings and drawings by kids aged 0-17.
  • Holography Lessons: An On-Line Intro - learn how holograms are made and their history. Be sure to check out the Holo-Kids section.
  • How to Cloud Watch - pictures of clouds and instructions on how to lie on your back and watch them.
  • Kaleidoscope - check out their cool activities, or find out about their travelling and permanent exhibits located in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Kiddie Campus University - art ideas and cooking recipes.
  • KinderArt - art activities, craft ideas, an art trivia game, an online kid's art gallery called the Fridge, and more.
  • KODAK Picture Playground - create gifts or just play around with your own photos or ones provided by Kodak! There's also a tool that lets you turn your pictures into drawings.
  • Learn to Draw - learn how to draw with step by step instructions, share art ideas with others, or play some games. This is a ThinkQuest Junior 1999 entry.
  • Leonardo's Workshop - travel back in time to the Renaissance and explore Leonardo da Vinci's workshop. Site includes tons of art history, activities, and games.
  • MaMaMedia Kids' Gallery - share your latest greatest creations! There are holiday, heroes, team sports, and other cool galleries to choose from.
  • MoMA: Art Safari - explore the painting and sculpture collection of the Museum of Modern Art by making up stories based on four different artworks, drawing your own pictures, and even submitting them to be posted!
  • National Endowment for the Arts - helps support art around the country.
  • Refrigerator Art Contest - people of all ages have fun participating in this art contest for kids. Anyone can vote, but you must be a kid to enter.
  • Stamps and Stomps - use different stamps to make your very own picture from MaMaMedia.
  • Sugar Bush - crafts and activities for kids.
  • ToonaCat's Kids Club - showcases kids' creativity through art, writing, stories, poems, homepages, and more.
  • Wonderful World of Calli and Graphy - create beautiful letters with the art of calligraphy! Learn about its history, check out the gallery, or learn about the parts and strokes that make up the letters.

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