Monday, October 22, 2012

An Apple a day....

Apples Apples and more Apples

A fun project for pre-school and Kindergarteners. I started by bringing in several apples cut in half.
I chose only the red apple to reflect the project. We talked about the color of red on the skin of the apple and the color of the flesh. How many seeds do you think is in a apple? The response was quite interesting.

You will need :
white constuction paper
Red construction paper
newspaper torn into pieces.
white and yellow paint or cream color paint.
a cut out leaf
black paper.

Cut out white paper in the shape of an apple.( I made a stencil )
Cut out red skin of apple like a frame around the apple.
I used slightly watered down glue mixed with paint to match flesh color of apple. 
Next have the kids stick the newspaper pieces on the white apple decoupage style using the glue mixture. I had my preschoolers use foam paint brushes. The glue mixed with paint worked great. It simplified the use of glue for the young kiddo's. 
Next add the red frame and glue the seeds. 
Have the kids color a leaf or two, glue on. Add stick to represent stem! all done.

 If you have the time...I thought how cute it would be to sew a black zig zag down the center of the apple.. maybe next year.

Note: I had to do a lot of the prep work for preschoolers. Most kindergarten and older can cut out and tare paper.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Van Gogh

Van Gogh Sun Flowers

I introduced water color paper to the kids this week. We painted a blue wash and added texture. For the texture, I had the kids drag a rubber texture tool though the paint. This made wavy lines through the paint.
Next I brought in leaves. The kids painted the back side of the leaf and printed onto the blue background.

The kids then glued newspaper as a table top for the vase. I had them use watercolors to paint the newspaper. Next: add the vase. they traced a vase stencil and cut it out.
Next placed the brown felt sunflower centers. Leave room for the petals!

This project was done in two art sessions.
Here is a few from my Kinder Kiddo's

Can you tell we talked about highlight and shadow?

I love this one! He added fallen leaves and seeds.

I love the different out come of each child's art.

 Great Job Kiddo's !