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.
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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
Second and third graders created these wonderful winter sculptures in 2 classes. The tree was formed from a paper lunch bag. Five parallel slits were cut from the opening of the bag to its midpoint. The bag was carefully opened. The trunk was formed by twisting the bag from the bottom up to the slits. Several strips were held together and twisted to form each branch. After gluing the tree to a base, fluffy fiberfil was used for snow.
Students created the animals from small bits of Model Magic. I demonstrated how to model a simple animal and bird and provided photos of skunks, dogs, bunnies, etc. Each table had an egg carton with bits of colored Model Magic. Students were encouraged to add interesting details to their animals. A bottle cap of tacky glue was provided, along with toothpicks for scooping up tiny dabs of glue.
Sprinkling snow glitter on the snow, or dabbing glitter glaze on the branches, adds a sparkling touch if time allows.