Kindergarten students turned into pastry chefs for this holiday project. Paper gingerbread was iced with thick white tempera. Shingles, doors and windows were outlined with the tempera “frosting.” Dot daubers were used to add festive candies.
Archive for November, 2011
White craypas were used to draw a cluster of pine trees on a snowbank. White chalk was applied heavily to the edges of a tagboard oval. The oval was placed over the trees, then a tissue was used to smudge the chalk from the center out. A dusting of tempera snow was spattered on with a toothbrush rubbed against a screen.
Second graders love Santa’s Elves! These jolly 18″ x 24″ paintings began with a chalk outline on manilla paper. Students painted the large shapes first with big brushes and bright tempera paint. Details were added with small brushes once the first layer dried.
A winter wonderland of new snow inspired these playful drawings. Students first brainstormed ideas for fun in the snow. They started with a crayoned bank of freshly fallen snow. Students then took turns posing for gesture drawings. The figures were filled out to include warm winter clothing: snowpants, jackets, boots, hats, scarves and gloves
Kinders worked with simple shapes: rectangles, triangles, squares and 1/2 circles to design Santa’s closet. A touch of cottony fur and silver Sharpie added interest.
Second graders drew detailed hummingbirds with Sharpies. They added a variety of flowers which they colored with crayons. Borders were added with Sharpies and crayons. Liquid watercolors completed the sky and borders.