Second graders combined simple forms to create these adorable penguins. They practiced rolling spheres which they flattened to create the eyes and belly. An egg shape was formed for the body. Two smaller egg shapes were flattened for wings. The beak was a flattened cone.
Metallic paper and fiberfill were used for ice and snow. Students added eggs and fish for interest.
Second graders formed 2 pinch pots to create these cupcakes. One pinch pot was pressed into a silicone cupcake mold to create the cake. I mixed slip until creamy for the “frosting” that was spread onto the other pinch pot. Fruits and candies were scored and attached. The fired cupcakes were painted with tempera paint, then protected with a coat of tempera varnish.
This second grade project began with a lesson on painting trees. During the next class, bark textures were crayoned onto the trunk. Leaves and grass were added with markers. Students had time to begin their cut paper tree houses. Treehouses were finished and background details were added during the third class. The final touch was a ladder made from short craft sticks.
This yummy cupcake was done in tempera paints. Second graders painted cupcakes, then swirled tinted frosting on top. Sprinkles, candies and fruits add a pop of color. The borders repeat two of the cupcake colors.