Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Second graders learned how to use Shrinky Dink.
They used a template to draw a circle onto a piece of paper where they did their design.
The clear plastic Shrinky Dink material was place on top and traced.
They outlined it in a sharpie and then colored with colored pencils.
Here you can see the variety of designs.
The circle is about 4" in diameter and flexible before shrinking...
and is about 2" in diameter and a hard plastic after shrinking.
I shrink it in my oven at 325˚ for 3 minutes.
You can find Shrinky Dink at most craft stores. Kids love it and you might love it too!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
First graders learned about the color wheel order last week when they created a color explosion.
This week they met Roy G. Biv and created a little portrait of him.
Roy G. Biv is important because it's a way to remember the color wheel order.
Here are a few portraits to enjoy.
It's also a way to remember the order of a rainbow.
Roy G. Biv
By the way - I think he might be related to Mr. Dot - there seems to be a resemblance!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Second grade students start to create their poinsettia collages.
They use a solid color for the base and the table top
and cut a symmetrical vase out of textured wall paper.
The petals and leaves are cut out of the painted paper they created last week.
Below are some of the wonderful pieces second grade students created.
They used gold and white paint to accent their work.
Students who finished early made a poinsettia ornament out of the left over scraps.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Second graders explored paint, mixing, color and scraping to create textured painted paper.
They will use the paper they created next week.
They started by painting their paper with a random design using mostly warm colors on one sheet and mostly cool colors on the other sheet.
Next they used scrapers to create interesting swirls and stripes.
Here is a sample of some finished paper. Check back next week to see their creations.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Last March I entered a Hallmark card contest and my watercolor of a dove won! Hallmark made my painting into a UNICEF card that can be purchased online at hallmarkcontests.com and they also printed it to be sold in Hallmark stores as part of their UNICEF boxed card line with the profits going to UNICEF. Be on the lookout for my card in your local Hallmark store!