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Kinder Gingerbread

2014-12-14 12.04.45Kindergarteners painted these gingerbread boys and girls as part of a reading unit on gingerbread boy stories.   Students practiced painting a variety of lines and shapes before “frosting” their gingerbread cookies.  They carefully cut out their cookies after they were dry.

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First Grade Christmas Trees

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These whimsical trees were part of a lesson in color mixing.  First graders mixed yellow and turquoise blue tempera to create their favorite green.  They practiced painting smooth brush strokes as they turned recycled yarn cones into holiday trees.  Two glittery pipe cleaners became garland wound around the tree.  Jewels, sequins, glitter poms and a doily tree skirt completed the tree.

First graders can:

Identify cones.

Mix yellow and blue paint to make green.

Identify art used in celebrations.

Pinch Pot Cupcakes

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.

Santa’s Elves Grade 2

 

 

 

 

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.

Sand Dollars

This was a fun and simple year end project that used up left over paint.  Second and third graders looked at a variety of sand dollars as the inspiration for these colorful paintings.  They noticed the roundish shapes, five spokes and textures made of dots and lines. Students painted directly on large 12″ x 18″ colored construction paper, remembering to pull the brush to get  smooth lines. Radial symmetry was emphasized.  The students carefully cut out their giant sand dollars when dry.

Treehouse

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.

Kindergarten Angels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarteners and tempera paint are a joyful combination!  Starting with a large roundish shape near the top of the page, students used big brushes to paint the head, gown, feet,  and wings.  When dry, they added hair, a halo, and golden details with a small brush.  Markers were used for the tiniest details on the face.