Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Flowers

This photo is of the quick example that I did with the grade 1 class before they went off and made their own terrific creations. We started by painting a vase and the stems and leaves. Next we cut out flowers from construction paper, wallpaper books, doilies and tissue paper. I had a glitter station set up for kids to add a little sparkle to their flowers.
The kids had a lot of fun with this and are excited to bring their Valentine flowers home to Moms and Dads.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Giraffes CAN dance!

I found this very fun art activity from
I love the book Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae but had never attempted doing an art project based on this rhyming book before. I gave it a try after reading Patty's lesson at Deep Space Sparkle and it was great fun!

We made our girafee by starting with an oval or round belly, adding a long neck, arms and legs and the an oval head. Some of the kids had the legs doing the splits, others had him jumping up in the air. The results were quite cute and funny. A great display for the classroom or hallway. We traced over the facial features and hooves with fine black marker then coloured with yellow and brown pencil crayons.
We painted the background on 12" by 18" white paper. We painted a white moon and mixed blue and purple paint for the sky. We used green for the grass with a little yellow put on top after. We used our pencils overtop of the wet paint to add textured look to the grass.

We glued the giraffe on with glue sticks. The kids were really amazed with how well their pictures turned out and were quite proud.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines Day Stained Glass

This is a really pretty stained glass heart that looks so beautiful when it is in a window. It is REALLY easy and turns out well everytime! I used this with pre-school and kindergarten but can also be used in grade 1 (but I make the kids fold, trace and cut out their own hearts)

Materials:-red or pink construction paper
-waxed paper
-squares of red, pink, white, green tissue paper
-white glue

Fold paper paper together and cut out big heart and then smaller one inside

Step 2: Place waxed paper under your heart and put white glue all over waxed paper and edge of heart.
Step 3: Cover inside of heart with little inch squares of different colour tissue paper 9red, pink, white, light green).

Step 4: Let dry overnight then pull waxed paper off