Monthly Archives: December 2016

Snow Globes with Gingerbread Houses

Snow Globes with Gingerbread Houses

Anytime you do a project that involves candy the kids get excited. It’s almost as if they think they can reach into the artwork and pluck a piece out and eat it up!  The first graders created these awesome snow globes with some guided drawing.  While some steps they had to follow along with me they were also able to use their creativity and change their artwork to make it unique. We colored these with marker and the kids were able to choose if they wanted to add glitter or not.  My room was very sparkly for a while, but it was worth it, kids just love glitter!

Winter Birds

Winter Birds

These birds were inspired by Eric Carle’s collages and the time of year (currently December).  I showed the students how to paint the trees using a thin line of watercolor and then using small pieces of matte board to “smear” the paint.  We then painted a cool color paper and a warm color paper.  After everything was dry we went to work cutting our pieces out and gluing them to a blue background. Finally, we added white paint and while it was still wet the kids brought them to me and I added glitter…they LOVE glitter!

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Printmaking Inspired by Andy Warhol

Fifth grade learned about Pop Art and Andy Warhol when doing this project.  They were shown a presentation , then came up with two different ideas.  From there the students chose their favorite image (some did both images) for their project. They were given Styrofoam to make their printing plate. We then colored the printing plate with markers. To print their plate they wet a piece of paper with a clean sponge, so the paper was damp. The marker then transferred to their paper!