These beautiful ornaments were created by kindergarteners. Students had explored texture in previous lessons – crayon rubbings and exploring pressed textures in playdough. They started with a “burger” of clay which was pressed flat and flipped. Students chose from a variety of found objects- marker caps, shells, popsicle sticks, etc. They pressed their found object into the clay randomly. Cookie cutters were used for the shapes. After firing, the ornaments were painted with diluted tempera. The top was wiped with a piece of sponge to highlight the texture. Students applied a coat of tempera varnish for a glossy finish. They chose a ribbon for me to tie onto their ornament. Each student had time to create several ornaments.
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First graders worked with texture and shape to create these adorable Rudolphs. They used large brushes to swirl glitter paint for the sky. Corrugated paper, fluffy cotton, fuzzy poms and shiny wiggle eyes were used for the reindeer. Students had fun posing the head and legs to show movement.