The Aliens are Coming!

This week in art, the Bridge class has been having some intergalactic fun creating aliens!! Inspiration came from a book I used to read to my children when they were younger, ‘Here Come The Aliens!‘ by Colin McNaughton. Each student was given a piece of paper that I had divided into thirds through folding. This allowed the students to clearly see where the head, body, legs and arms were supposed to go. Before painting began we discussed different shapes, square, triangle, oval, pear, circle etc. and different lines, straight, wiggly, curved, zig zag etc. The students were instructed to choose what shape they wanted to paint the head. Next, we moved on to the body. They painted two lines of their choosing on either side of the paper and filled the body area with paint. They then chose what lines they wanted to use for the legs. To complete their aliens they added arms and facial features. The second stage of the project was to create a background. The children had great fun using the splatter paint technique to create yellow stars on a black background. Planets were created with paper that had been painted with two layers of different colored paint. Designs were etched onto the paper, scraping away the top layer of paint to expose the bottom layer. I love how these turned out 🙂

Emmanuel O.

Will E.

Anna T.

Bryant S.

Kenzie W.

Emma H.

Sydney T.

Hamilton B.

Mrs. Wheatley

The children loved splattering paint to make their galactic background.

Splatter paint

Splatter paint

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to The Aliens are Coming!

  1. I love all of these little creations. Well done!

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