A big part of being an artist is reflecting on your own work. Help students learn how to write and attach an artist statement on their artwork to help give their audience more information about their artwork - just like at museums! These labels become more in-depth as students go from grade to grade - increasing to include what they've created, how they've created it, and why.
These pages can be copied and cut before distributed. (I prefer to use red copy paper for kindergarten, orange for 1st grade, and yellow paper for 2nd grade. This helps students be sure to get the correct label, and helps viewers identify artworks' grade levels in an art display or art show very quickly.) Students learn to apply gluestick to the top portion and attach the bottom edge to the underside of their artwork.
Students as early as kindergarten can learn the importance of adding an artist statement to their work, making them extra proud of what they have created.