Hands taking care of the Earth

Phew! What a busy week 1st grade and Kindergarten have had in the art room, completing three projects! We have been focusing on Earth day, April 22, with three, nature inspired projects. We began the week discussing why we celebrate Earth day and reviewed the ‘3 Rs’; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The student’s first project was to create an Earth Day poster using the crayon resist technique. On a sheet of water color paper they drew planet earth and were given ‘poetic license’ to draw the land mass. The land and oceans were colored with crayon. They were then instructed to draw either a tree or a flower, sprouting from the top of the earth. This was also colored with crayons. Horizontal, white, crayon lines were then drawn across the picture. This would provide a barrier between each of the different water color paints that were to be applied. The students were then instructed to paint a rainbow of colors on their project. The final stage of this project was to trace around their hands and paint the hand prints with water colors. These were then cut out and glued to the bottom of the paper, just underneath planet earth. The final result is a colorful and sensitive poster that suggests we are all responsible for looking after our planet through our actions.

Ava F.

Hunter H.

Max M.

Jake B.

Lilli N.

Bailey L.

HUnter B.

Emma G.

Aaron H.

Everett U.

Coleman B.

Brooklyn O.


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 http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to Hands taking care of the Earth

  1. Cathy Wesley says:

    I love the concept of this project Stephanie- very symbolic of Earth Day coming up! The handprints are so sweet…

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