May 19, 2016
April 23, 2016
"I just want to kiss and hug my bear!" exclaimed one of the kindergarten students. For real, me too. They look so soft and fuzzy. But they're not. If only we could snuggle up to a polar bear. I would be selfish to keep all of these adorable bears to myself. So I'm sharing...
This is a super easy art project for kids at any age to experiment with chalkboard chalk. They can create and learn soft and sharp lines with smudging and smearing. These kindergarteners (80+) had such a blast with this art project. I loved it because they ALL created amazing polar bear faces and are artists in practice! Whatever we can do to get them to think, draw, cut, and glue - super good skills for any age.
Here's what you need:
- black construction paper (main paper)
- white chalk
- small piece of black (nose)
- permanent marker
- Using the chalk, (try to use most of the paper with the face) DRAW A LINE starting near the bottom and all the way back down to create the head (we called it a full rainbow or upside down U).
- Then add the EARS on each side, same U shape.
- Next use the FLAT SIDE of the chalk to fill in the head and ears.
- Take your finger and SMEAR the chalk inside the head and around the edges to create a smooth and fuzzy surface.
- Draw little circles for snowflakes/stars and then smear a little bit to appear glowing.
- Next draw a triangle for the nose, round off the tips, cut out, and glue.
- With a permanent marker draw details for the eyes, ears, nose and mouth (a little jingle).
Adorable Fuzzy Polar Bears
Aren't they cute? I love kid art skills.
February 25, 2016
Imagine your own Winter Wonderland Forest...
This art project was awesome! I found a few crayon resist art images on Pinterest (with no links to any websites-sorry, no references). With a few requirements of trees and branches, I let the students be creative. Here is what they came up with:
Crayon & Watercolor Resist Art Project
- white or light blue paper
- white crayon and brown crayon (for branches)
- other crayon colors (for cabin or animals if desired)
- watercolors & brush (for trees, sky and ground)
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- They had the choice of using white paper(with brown branches) or light blue paper(with white branches).
- All they needed to do is make sure their trees and ground has plenty of white crayon snow to create a colorful WINTER WONDERLAND! I love these!
Two clear examples of WHITE and LIGHT BLUE paper:
Crayon on White paper
Crayon on Light Blue paper
Wouldn't you love to walk in their Winter Forests!