Saturday, July 28, 2012

Recycled Workshop-Project 3

My inspiration for this project theme came from Oh Boy Fourth Grade, that of course, I found on Pinterest. I modified it to go with my recycled theme, so instead of using really cute scrap book papers like she did, we used old cereal boxes, and any other colorful boxes and containers we could find. 

We used some old colored corrugated cardboard for the sun and the cut up boxed for the rays.

Some of the students came up with other ideas for their collage. I love this name one!

The back is just old cardboard boxes cut to size and painted with some bright blue tempera.

If you didn't catch the other projects from my recycle workshop, you can click here and here to see them.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Recycled Art Workshop-Project Two

Using discarded cardboard box flats, students used paper mache and newspaper to create their own canvas.
Mod Podge works great for this-to order in bulk size click here.

Backgrounds were planned and designed on paper, and then painted on with acrylic paint.

Inspired by Pinterest, toilet paper rolls, scrap paper and mix matched buttons were turned into these adorable owls. Old paint brushes were used to accent tree branches where the owls perched.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Placemat Lesson for Pre-Kinders

Here's a fun little lesson for pre kindergarteners. It's great for teaching shapes (rectangle, circles, triangles), primary colors, and patterns. We started out by printing a pattern on our rectangle placemat with our first primary color, RED. We used foam rollers and tempera paint on white posterboard.
We used rollers like these-to order click here.

These circles were pre-cut, but you could trace and cut depending on the time you have and age level of students. Next, students painted their plates with our second primary color, BLUE, with a big chunky brush.

I love the ready-made tempera paint-click here for info.

After they were painted, we had fun with a little finger painting, and drew a pattern in the wet paint on the plate.

They each drew their own triangles and cut them out. Next step was introducing our third primary color, YELLOW.

Sponge stamping our pepperoni.

We practiced drawing our silverware before we painted it on.

Lastly, we glued everything together with some Elmer's glue. This project took about 1 hour from start to finish (class of 8).

These would also be cute stamped with a name or a cute phrase, and then laminated so they could really be used as a placemat.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kid's Recycle Art Workshop

This week I just finished holding an amazing Recycled Art Workshop. And when I say amazing, I don't mean my workshop, but I'm referring to the amazing creative kids that attended. Using all "trash" and a little inspiration, they took the info I presented to them and ran with it. I was really amazed at the unique creativity of each piece of art.

Here's project one of three.  Thanks to Pinterest, I found this great idea for Recycled Picasso Portraits by United Art & Education. Just click the previous link and they have a wonderful tutorial to follow.

Using "trash" like cardboard boxes, phone book pages, paper and fabric scraps, old magazines, discarded buttons, and paper bags, along with some basic art supplies like glue, scissors, construction paper and oil pastels, students created these amazing portraits. 

I can't tell you how much they enjoyed coloring on the cardboard with the oil pastels! If you ever want to entertain a child, give them something textured to color on :)
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Love these Crayola Oil Pastels for classes!

I also encouraged them to use a warm/cool color combo for the back ground verses the foreground.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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