Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pumpkin Sculptor

This is a great project, complements of my sister in law. I'm moving into sculptor with my second grade, so I began by having them build pumpkins. Take girls tights, cut the tops and bottoms off, and tie three legs together in the middle, then have them fill the legs with poly fill (bought a huge box at walmart for less than 20 dollars). After they are constructed the can paint them with regular tempra.

Friday, November 27, 2009

K Textured Pumpkin Painting

To get into the Thanksgiving spirit, I made textured pumpkin painting with my Kindergarten. First we used observational drawing to just practice drawing a pumpkin. Next class we made our textured painted paper. Our last class we cut out our pumpkins and decorated them.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

old turned new

Thanks to Miss Tabarcea's great inspirations, I can continue to be a more sustainable classroom teacher by recycling old crayons. At the end of the last school year I was torn, what to do with all my old crayons??? Keep them....she said....and so I did. With the help of some dessert bar baking trays ($10 at Walmart) I made old crayons new. Arrange colors as desired and back for 20-30 min on 250.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Symmetrical Aliens

This was a great project I did with my 2nd grade, thanks to the help of deep space sparkle, a great blogg with fantastic art projects. This project was created to help teach symmetry in math. Teaching about what symmetry means, we created symmetrical aliens! Check out the video and see.

Check out the video and see.