Thursday, February 28, 2013

Colorful Masks

Young 5 students just finished their colorful masks featuring yarn for hair.  To begin this project, students drew their own mask, outlined their pencil with a black thin tip marker, added color with crayons, and then used scissors to cut the edge of their mask.  After cutting their mask out, students were instructed to glue their mask to the center of a large piece of colored construction paper.  When the glue was dry, students cut out their mask a second time.  With the construction paper around the edge of their mask, and the help of a hole puncher, students finished their mask by adding yarn.  Students struggled with the fringe technique at first, but once they mastered the skill they were unstoppable.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kindergarten Self-Portraits

Kindergarten students love creating their self-portrait paintings with snowflakes in the background!

Students drew their self-portraits free hand and then added color with crayons.  After finishing with crayons students loved seeing their snowflakes brightly appear even after they washed black watercolor paint ontop of their background.