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Mexican Coco Suns


Mexican coco suns inspired these 4th grade sculptures.  The suns were constructed by combining  paper bowls with trimmed pizza rounds.   Color was added by adhering bits of brightly colored tissue paper with Mod Podge.  Permanent markers and paint pens were used for details.







Aztec Suns

Aztecs considered gold the sweat of the gods.  Second graders created these Aztec suns from slabs of clay.  Scraps were used to form the facial features.  Metallic gold tempera gave the suns their brilliant sheen.

Haunted House Stencils Grade 3

Third graders cut out a creepy haunted house from white paper.  They used Post It glue sticks to position the house on black paper, then sponged over and around the house with white, turquoise, and violet tempera.  The windows and moon were stamped on with pieces of sponge dipped in white tempera.  Filmy ghosts were created by smudging white chalk inside a ghost cut out.   Details were added with a tiny brush and black tempera.

Halloween Fences

Spooky Halloween scenes started with a craft stick fence.  Scrap paper, webbing and Sharpies were used to complete the picture.

First Grade Owl in a Tree

First grade owl in a tree using oil pastels and folded paper.

African Mudcloth

Authentic African mud cloth was the inspiration for this tempera painting.

Miniature Monet Landscapes

Fourth graders painted these amazing landscapes with a limited palette of magenta, turquoise, white, and yellow acrylics.  A touch of phthalo green was allowed.  The tiny canvases, easels, and brushes inspired their best effort!