I love the winter holidays. I love the time together with family and friends. I love the decorations and I love the crafts. An art teacher I follow posted that she is not a Hallmark factory for her school and therefore does not do holiday artwork. I absolutely respect that but I do love making holiday art so I thought I would share some of what we’ve been doing since I haven’t posted in forever. 😳
Elf legs! Ornament piles! And Kinder Rudies!
How I’ve been feeling this season:
Some up close and personal time with Santa!
Nutcrackers, Rat Kings, Ginger houses, and more Santa! ❤
Merry Christmas from the TinyArtRoom! 🎄👩🏼🎨🎅🏼
A few bulletin boards I’ve been working on…
This one still has a couple of spots waiting to be filled! 🙂
Here some more reindeer with their applications attached. Love these.
Aaaand BOOM, I’m back from a two(+) week hiatus. It’s been Christmas-ing all over the place and then we rang in the new year and I blinked my eyes and it was time to go back to work. Let the COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER begin!!!
But first, I’ll show you what I’ve been up to these past few weeks…
I decorated my house for Christmas! (Did you think I was going to show you art stuff?)
We attended a gingerbread house decorating party – SO much fun!
I went on a Christmas tour of homes and saw a piece of artwork that a former student did in my class! (Validation feels so good!)
Went on a behind the scenes tour of Johnson and Wales University and had an amazing meal made for me and my DKG sisters.
Had breakfast with my hubby and tiny coffee cups!
Gave our wish lists to Santa (at Tractor Supply!?)
Katy asked for soft chewy treats and a new coat!
Organized some of my paint!
Made snowman pancakes with bacon accessories!
Went to Lowe’s. (They didn’t mean to dress alike but the smaller one was thrilled.)
Looked at pictures of snow – because we sure didn’t get any here.
And last, but not least, celebrated the new year with the bffs!
Life is good and they are calling for freezing rain and snow this week so the last picture I will share is this:
I hope you all had a fantastic break and are ready for the next 5 months. ❤
I found this picture on Pinterest a couple of years ago and I pinned it with intentions of trying it with my 5th graders.
I didn’t attempt it until this year. Mrs. Crisco over at Color It Like You Mean It! also made these and they are so pretty. The kids are loving it and they are doing a fantastic job. Can’t wait to see them all displayed!
Meet Randy, Rudy’s crazy cousin. It’s okay – we all have them.
This is another great art/writing activity that I found HERE! We made our reindeer today and though I did get started on the glittered noses, we will have to wait and finish next time while we write about them. We made the reindeer and after gluing them together, we put them on a Christmas scrapbook paper patterned square. I am offering red glitter or black glitter for the noses. Some of the kids started naming their reindeer as well. Examples: Crazy Connie, Wrinkle, Icky Nicky Nacky Nook, and Harris. Ha! Funny stuff. I’ll post some more pictures as we finish!
I’ve seen different versions of these elf legs everywhere. From painted to collaged to real ones! 😉
I ran out of time to do the witch legs at Halloween, so we decided to do elf legs instead and the kids are LOVING them! We made it all out of construction paper and then added the fake snow and some glitter for a BOOM effect. I’m pretty sure that the real elves would be jealous.
This is my version and I’ll be posting more tomorrow – so come back soon!
A fellow art teacher made these with her students last year and though she is braver than I and let them paint the whole thing, we did paint the background. It was a directed drawing and then we colored the smaller parts and painted the sky. They have turned out so cute and as always, each little reindeer has it’s own personality!
I found this awesome art and writing activity at What the Teacher Wants! I am excited about this and so are the kids. I took their pictures while they were working on another project and this week we will be putting it all together and filling out our applications. I can’t wait to see what they write and share with you!
Grumpy reindeer! Haha! He’s a sweet kid.
I found this cute project on Deep Space Sparkle but it was only a cute suggestion that she had found on Plastiquem. The first graders that did this project did a great job and they loved the outcome. They also loved discussing all the Christmas carols they like to sing and all the places they’ve been to sing them! 🙂
We started with a head and simple body and added a little toboggan. We also discussed the art of Fair Isle Sweaters and decorated our carolers sweaters like that. Here are some of their cute results!