This week at Shady Oak has felt decidely winter like. The cooler temperatures have certainly helped, along with the appearance of our resident elf on the shelf. (But I’ll leave that for another post!) Teachers and children alike are anticipating the magic of Christmas as well as a two week break!
Snowmen were the topic of the week in the art room for the kindergarten class. The students were each given a piece of watercolor paper. They were instructed to divide their paper in half with a wavy line. With acrylic paint they applied a thick layer of blue paint to the bottom half of their paper and a thick layer of purple paint to the top. While the paint was still wet, a layer of saran wrap was placed on top of each student’s painting. The saran wrap was gently manipulated and pressed into the paint. Once dry the saran wrap was peeled away and revealed a crackle type effect. This procedure gave the appearance of an icy landscape.
Students were now ready to add their snowman or snowmen. They were given a snowman stencil and were instructed to place the stencil on top of their background. With a dabbing motion the students sponged on white paint. The stencilwas lifted up and revealed the shape of a snowman.
The final stage was for the students to add details to their snowman. Button eyes, a scarf cut from a strip of material and a hat and nose made from construction paper were glued on to the snowman. Great job kindergarten 🙂