Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Giraffes CAN dance!

I found this very fun art activity from http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/?s=giraffe
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.

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