Raise your hand if you love cupcakes! ✋🏼 That’d be me! I love some cupcakes and so do the kids. They will love drawing these awesome Wayne Thiebaud inspired pieces. I’ve made these with my second graders before but I enjoyed putting a fun new spin on it with the painted paper background and the black construction paper shadows.
Step by step instructions coming soon. In the mean time, this is the awesome video I shared with my students prior to the making of the background. Thanks, Deep Space Sparkle!
Kindergarten’s painted paper turkeys. We read the book ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving as well and they loved it. I loved it too since it was a tale of daring animal rescue. 😉 It has several art references in the illustrations and a great quote from Van Gogh: “…what is done in love is done well.”
I’m trying all new projects in honor of the upcoming celebration of Cinco de Mayo. It involves lots of painted paper, printmaking, and collage. Every grade has a project they are going to be working on in the coming weeks so I’ll be sharing as we go. Check out some of our prep work. Lots of these ideas are coming from the awesome art blog, Painted Paper. She did an entire art show on art from Mexico. Beautiful ideas!
Our next art journal entry includes warm colors, painted paper, radial design, and fall leaves. We painted a page in our books black and while that dried, we painted three strips of white paper with reds, oranges, and yellows in different textures and patterns. Then we cut out small leaves and arranged them in a radial pattern and glued them down. They are turning out vibrant and beautiful!
It will soon be that spooky, fun holiday that shall not be named! To get into the spirit, First Graders will be making Alphabet Spiderwebs!
We start with writing the alphabet all over a black piece of paper with a white construction paper crayon. Then we connect all the letters to each other to resemble a web. Then we use some painted paper to make our spider. I just used some crayons and glitter to add eyes and a mouth.
I added the frame as an after thought but it would probably be better to do that first so you don’t cover up any letters.
This beautiful project came from over at Painted Paper of course. The kids absolutely loved making the guitars and they really turned out so fantastic. I don’t think there was one “bad” one in the whole class. It took us two class periods. One day to trace the guitars and paint the paper and then the next class we cut them out, added the “holes”, strings, and tuners. We also painted a little outline around the body of the guitar.