Textured Painted Mittens

Last week Houston experienced a brief cold spell. I thought it would be fitting to bring the chilly temperatures into the art room by having the kindergarteners create a winter themed art project! When I saw the following painting on pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/46654546111185695/ I knew I’d found the perfect project for the kindergarten students to create textured, painted paper!

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Each student was given three sheets of paper. On the first piece they painted two layers of contrasting colors. They etched a design with the end of their paint brush through the two layers of paint exposing the bottom color. On the next sheet students chose a color they had not used. Using another color they stamped a design on top. On their last sheet they painted two colors on top of each other and pulled the top layer of paint across the bottom layer using a comb styled piece of stiff cardboard. Once the sheets had dried, students were given a mitten shaped template. They traced three mittens from the three different colored and textured papers they had created.  Next they were given three clothes pins and a piece of yarn to recreate a washing line. These were glued on to a large piece of construction paper. Finally they glued all three mittens underneath the clothes pins to make them look as if they were drying on a line.

Alex E.

Emma W.

Anastasia D.

Jayden R.

Davis S.

Dane B.

Jacob O.

Christian S.

Bailey G.

Elli K.

Cade C.

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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