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!
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.