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Free Clipart for Teachers and Students, Images for School

Heidi Reina, M.S., Ed, is an educational technology integrator and teacher, reviewing free educational websites and apps.


Here are 22 eye-catching free websites with clip art and images for back-to-school projects, many designed specifically for students and teachers. Need images for you lesson, presentation, or student research project? These sites all together contain thousands of images for papers, projects and teacher and student websites.

Finding kid-friendly clipart for math, science, reading, writing, geography and sports can be a chore. The websites below all offer their images free of charge to teachers, students, and school organizations such as PTOs and PTAs. Not just royalty free - but absolutely free.

Image by author created on Picnik using public domain clipart courtesy of Open Clip Art Library.

ACE School Clipart - Clipart Resources great for history, music, elementary school, math, & art

ACE School Clipart

ACE School Clipart

ACE School Clipart has wonderfully colorful clipart and photos with themes that include school, patriotic, American history, animals, holidays and kids. Lots of bookbags and backpacks.

Philip Martin Free Clipart - Clip art for sports, math, science, history, geography, art, certificates and more

Phillip Martin Free Clipart

Phillip Martin Free Clipart

I can't praise Philip Martin's work enough! His imaginative quirky style appeals to elementary students and teens. Free Clipart by Philip Martin is useful for school projects in art, math, science, social studies, animals, the Bible, certificates, holidays, technology, sports, and religion.

School Clip Art - Clipart for teachers and students includes holidays, animals and scenery

School Clip Art

School Clip Art

School Clip Art has images in dozens of easy-to-navigate categories.

Classroom Clipart - Large collection of Images and photographs for teachers and students

Classroom Clipart

Classroom Clipart

Classroom Clipart has 58,000 images. The main categories contain photographs in all subject areas. Look in the "Clipart" category for colorful artistic clipart, including animations.

Clipart for teachers and students in math, science, social studies, arts, and sports

One of the most popular educational clipart collections is Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery. They have 500 images in the usual subjects, as well as food, health and safety, seasons, and holidays.

Clipart for Free - Teaching clipart, kids clipart, with new images added frequently

Clipart for Free

Clipart for Free

Lots of wonderful images can be found in the Clipart for Free blog. New images are posted several times a year. This collection includes some fun categories such as Scary, Superhero and Family.

PTO Clip Art Gallery

PTO Clip Art Gallery

If you send out newsletters and flyers for a school's parent association, then PTO Today Clip Art Gallery has a collection of images designed for you. It's loaded with clipart for events organized by PTOs and PTAs such as fundraisers, calls for volunteers, and after-school events.

Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart

Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart

Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart

An often overlooked large collection of free and well-designed images is located on Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart. Unlike most of the other sites, Wikimedia's collection is searchable. In addition they have a huge collection of photographs and other images that are excellent for school projects on Wikimedia Pictures and Images.

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PLEASE NOTE that while these clipart collections are free, most of the owners want to be credited. They require that if you use their images in electronic media, you give them credit and link back to their website. Look at the licensing or usage rights links on each site to learn more.


Rules for Using Clipart for Educational Projects

Here is a sample policy:

The clip art images you find at are provided FREE for educational use. Teachers can use them for worksheets, Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Web sites, and other classroom needs. Students can use them for their homework assignments and Web sites too.

When using clip art please provide a link back to giving credit for the clip art used. If you have questions please contact us."

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What's your experience using clipart?

anonymous on December 03, 2013:


AlexBPearl on November 05, 2013:

Great stuff!

OUTFOXprevention1 on October 11, 2013:

We're going to use for some of our school interactions! Thanks!

chat2vishakha on September 18, 2013:

Very interesting post.Thanks for sharing this post.

joseph-sottile-16 on August 24, 2013:

These images are interesting.

PatrickHayes76 on August 24, 2013:

It comes in handy for certain projects. These sites are great! Thank you for putting them all in one place.

myspace9 on July 30, 2013:

I never used clipart.

Birthday Wishes from Here on July 25, 2013:

Just a little bit... :-)

trinimatt on July 11, 2013:

Thanks, very good resource. Great lens

cwilson360 on June 18, 2013:

None, thank you for this great information!

Wayne Rasku on June 09, 2013:

Excellent resource.. I particularly like the Philip Martin images. They are truly unique and high quality. Thanks so much for sharing these links.

tfsherman lm on June 08, 2013:

What great resources! Thanks so much. I really need these.

MarthaBuckly on May 30, 2013:

Thanks for sharing! I already knew few, but many are new to me!

NoYouAreNot on May 29, 2013:

Very, very useful stuff to spice up our lesson plans! Thank you!

jemacb on May 28, 2013:

Thanks for the info. Learnt some new sources.

franstan lm on April 14, 2013:

Thank You. This is just what I was looking for

katrinakaifg on March 19, 2013:

your lens is it thanks for sharing

jayavi on March 18, 2013:

Nice lens. nicely arrange. Good Lens for teachers. Thanks for sharing.

BestForTheMoneyz on March 11, 2013:

great list of sites. Some of these I knew about already but quite a few are new to me.

Carpenter76 on February 27, 2013:

Thanks for this information. I might need it one day!

rasnasah on February 27, 2013:

Great lens.Thanks a lot for sharing.

Fridayonmymind LM on February 24, 2013:

i use clipart and biggest issue is copyright, have to be so careful to acknowledge source correctly.

Teddi14 LM on February 24, 2013:

Awesome lens. I am a teacher and always looking for free clip art! Love this lens. I am adding a link to in on my lens (Freebies for Teachers): Freebies for Teachers. Will you link my lens to yours? Let me know.

ukprowriter on February 15, 2013:

Great lens. Thanks

opatoday on February 14, 2013:

Great Lens thanks for sharing

Hannah Writes on February 14, 2013:

As a teacher and Girl Scout leader, thank you for this lens. Blessed!

mortgage2 on January 26, 2013:

Super clipart images, makes you lens so appealing to look over!

MVSquid on January 25, 2013:

These are really nice. Thanks for sharing.

floydelias on January 16, 2013:

Nice lens. I love to visit!

suepogson on January 06, 2013:

Really useful - thanks

ankitpaliwal on January 05, 2013:

Thanks for sharing! I will collect them all.

toppers lm on December 27, 2012:

Thanks! This is just what I was looking for. Liked!

seosmm on December 24, 2012:

Nice clipart resource. Happy Holidays!

RoadMonkey on December 24, 2012:

Good resources, very useful for someone like me who cannot draw!

RosemaryLucas on December 24, 2012:

Great info, thank you.

crossroadsblogg on December 15, 2012:

Great share.

jvcronje on December 09, 2012:

Excellent and very useful lens! Everybody likes using images and clipart. One can always fall back on Wikimedia Commons, but there's a lot more available out there. Thanks for pointing that out and providing the links!

Heidi Reina (author) from USA on November 28, 2012:

@nileshg: Be sure to check the licensing policy on the individual website. All of the sites above allow free use by students and teachers with attribution. A few are free to everyone, such as Wikimedia Commons and Open Clip Art library.

nileshg on November 27, 2012:

Great lens.

I work in a leading website design company in Pune. Can I use above clips in a website for educational institute?

Russell Winkley from Adelaide on November 23, 2012:

thanks for the lense

LiliLove on November 22, 2012:

Wow! I love clip art. Thanks for sharing these!

golfgpswatch lm on November 22, 2012:

Thanks.,....I really enjoyed your lens

malualhati on November 12, 2012:

this lens is so helpful. clip art makes any presentation fun & interesting! thank you for sharing!

Donnette Davis from South Africa on November 06, 2012:

Returned to Bless x

emmber on November 05, 2012:

No experience so far, but with this nice list I'll give it a try!

longbitbeard on November 04, 2012:

This will come in handy.. thanks for posting this. Was searching for something similar.

latishaalford on November 04, 2012:

Thanks for the free image recommendations

MBCOnline on November 01, 2012:

What a great collection! Thank you so much for sharing!

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

Amazing collection of classroom clipart.

jessjohnson lm on October 26, 2012:

I love everything in here! Nice lens. Thanks for sharing.

TheTutor LM on October 23, 2012:

I absolutely love clipart. I can never have too much! Thanks.

myspace9 on October 23, 2012:

Wonderful lens. Very informative.

anonymous on October 15, 2012:

Amazing lense m8. Keep up the good work...

anonymous on October 07, 2012:

nice creativity and nice lens

JadaFuego on October 06, 2012:

I use lots of clipart in my projects....Good lens;)

johnsja on October 05, 2012:

Great resources. Thanks for sharing.

ababe-singh on September 25, 2012:

Very very helpful you public domain clip art are amazing great stuff I will use them at my own blog at Thank you for sharing

radhanathswamifan on September 21, 2012:

kids will be benefited

HomeDecorKnight on September 19, 2012:

Good lesson, helpful lens for clip art. thanks

air ambulance s on September 18, 2012:

These are very helpful. Thanks for sharing! Great lens!

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on September 18, 2012:

I haven't used a lot of clipart in the past but I'm going to be needing to use more of it in the future.

Squidpress on September 06, 2012:

thans a lot for showing me and linking to the Free Clipart by Philip Martin, def gonna use some of that sweet art.

kinnorix on September 04, 2012:

cool post, thengkyou

kinnorix on September 04, 2012:

I was lookin for somting lik this, thenkyou!!!

anonymous on September 02, 2012:

I like this lens thanks

anonymous on August 21, 2012:

My wife is a teacher. This is a great resource. Thanks

oakstreet on August 18, 2012:

Many useful information for clipart in this len and I "like" it.

Mussarat J Moghal from Ontario Canada on August 12, 2012:

Great collection of free clip art.

ruraldweller on August 01, 2012:

This is an amazing find! Bookmarked. Thanks!

ajeftha1 on July 29, 2012:

This is very helpful in my class

steph-naylor on July 23, 2012:

Thanks for posting this lens!

Onemargaret LM on July 07, 2012:

I love free clip art. Nice lens. Have a nice weekend!

anonymous on July 05, 2012:

I have always had problems finding just the right clip art.This should help. Great lens. Very helpful. Thanks!

Kathleen Hiler on June 19, 2012:

Love good cliprt!

donarcher on June 15, 2012:

I like clipart but I find that I can't really get any of the good stuff out there. Maybe you know where it is.

Lareene from Atlanta, GA on June 15, 2012:

I really like this lens lots of good info thanks.

wcjohnston on May 20, 2012:

very Useful lens, thanks

threebeca on April 30, 2012:

@JoyfulReviewer: Yes.. me too. because if you search it manually, sometimes not match.

Kumar P S on April 30, 2012:

Useful and interesting lens.

JoyfulReviewer on April 27, 2012:

Thanks for compiling this helpful resource for clip art. I've bookmarked this for future reference. ~~Blessed~~

Fcuk Hub on April 26, 2012:

I have great experience using a clipart :) Great lens.

PennyHowe on April 25, 2012:

Great resource. I have used some of these places in the past, but good reminders and some new ideas. Thanks again and have a great day.

HaleySchaeffer LM on April 11, 2012:

This is such a helpful resource to provide. Thank you so much! :)

seopintar on March 30, 2012:

nice lens. I like your polling here.

anonymous on March 28, 2012:

great!! Thanks for sharing!!

sondang213 on March 26, 2012:

very useful links. thank you for sharing :-)

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin on March 14, 2012:

Great resource!

William Leverne Smith from Hollister, MO on March 08, 2012:

Great resource... Thanks for sharing! ;-)

dahlia369 on March 08, 2012:

Cute images, very useful - thank you!! :)

TTMall on March 03, 2012:

Great lens with excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing!

accfuller on February 27, 2012:

So cute! Nice collection here :)

wadsworth lm on February 27, 2012:

Awesome time savers, thanks so much.

Michey LM on February 26, 2012:

Great clip art collection, as we become more and more visual learners with the help of technology



anonymous on February 24, 2012:


anonymous on February 14, 2012:

Returning to this excellent teaching resource with a little angel dust, beautifully presented!

GeniePark on February 06, 2012:

You made a great lens with a lot of very useful clipart. Great job.

sbilden78 on February 02, 2012:

Thank you for your lens. Very informational and helpful.

sheezie77 on January 24, 2012:

Very nice lens! Thank you for posting!

MyTimeAlone on January 21, 2012:

Thank you for saving me hours of search time. It's all right here.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on December 26, 2011:

I use free cliparts all the time. Writing on-line is demanding task by itself and all the legal issues about copyrights can be just too much. Free clipart resources are real lifesavers!

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