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Sun Stone Prints

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Fifth graders are also making the Aztec sun stones but they are using printmaking as their medium.

We started by painting the background with orange, yellow, and gold paint. They created foam printing plates and were totally impressed with the process. They only made the face for their prints and then used other stamps I’ve created to add to them. They are turning out beautifully!

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Aztec Sun Stones

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Aztec Sun Stones

Kinders haves started making some awesome sun stones inspired by the large monolithic sculpture found in Mexico City. They loved drawing the silly face of the sun and getting to paint him bright yellow. I can’t wait to see their finished products. In the mean time, here’s how we will put them together.
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Here are some of our cute sun faces so far. Overflowing with personality, as usual!

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¡Cinco de Mayo!

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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!

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