Thursday, November 3, 2011

Maple Leaf Prints

Maple Leaf Print topped with Glitter

Elementary grades

I love this project. So simple and instant gratification!
My Pre-k thru 3rd. did this project.
I picked large maple leaves from my back yard. The kids used acrylic paints to paint the back side of the leaf.

Great project to talk about colors of fall. depending on the grade level, kids can use colors straight from the bottle of paint or mix fall colors them selves.
Have the kids paint the leaves different fall colors, representing the changing colors in the leaves.

Place leaf paint side down on a black piece of paper,
carefully pressing with a rag to insure a good transfer.

Now you need to work quickly before paints starts to dry. Sprinkle glitter.
I used fall color glitters. Green, red, purple, and gold.

What a great result. So much more impressive in person!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Textured Pumpkin

Textured Pumpkins
By Pre-Kinder-kids

Above is my teacher sample.
Paper texture project.
My Pre-K class learned about texture as we created a happy pumpkin complete with mouse!

would have made a great mask.

As we applied leaves and layered paper,
we talked about what is texture?

Happy Halloween

Halloween owl

Halloween Owls
By Kinder Kiddo's

Above is my teacher sample.
Thank you to the original unknown person who created this idea. I saw it on pinterest!

We started with black paper. I cut large templates for the moon.
The students traced the inside of a circle template. Then used blue chalk pastels to smudge and blend around the outside of the traced circle.
Creating a blue night haze around the full moon.

Next we used our circle templates to sponge paint the white moon.
reminding the students to let a little black show through.

I had the children practice painting tree limbs,
before they painted on their piece of art. We used bamboo brushes.

Last an owl in the middle of the moon with big white eyes.
I think they all did a fantastic job.
Tree limbs are very hard to paint by small budding artist!!