Monday, October 24, 2011

Skull Shrink-y-dinks

After the 4th and 5th graders finsihed their day of the dead skull artworks, they created shrink-y-dink necklaces. They could trace a skull picture or create their own design. I shrink them right before their eyes in my toaster oven at school! The kids love it and they turned out very cool.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day of the Dead Skeleton paintings!

thanks Barbara's thought of the day blog for this lesson! I just got 16 boxes of fake flowers, so this lesson came at a perfect time!

Q-tip Calacas!

In Art class, 2nd graders learned about the Mexican celebration,
The Day of the Dead.
On this day, families visit the graves of loved ones they have lost. Candles, marigold flowers, food and drinks are placed on the graves. This is a happy time for families, not a sad one. Many skulls and skeletons are seen during this celebration to represent the spirits of loved ones.
Students created Calacas
(handmade skeletons) using Q-tips!

Symmetrical Skull drawings

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Clay Candy Corn Dishes

Thank you for the idea for these adorable clay candy corn dishes! The kids loved making them and I am getting a ton of complements from staff who see them displayed in the library!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mondrian Leaves

Mondrian is still just a great artist to introduce Horizontal, vertical and primary colors. This year the first graders make Mondrian leaves!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Packer Fan!

Splatter Owls

The kids loved learning about owls facts and of course loved splattering some paper to make these fun owls!

Fall Leaf Collage

Love the way these turn out!

Square One

Here are some of my 5th graders square one art fundrasier projects. Thanks for all your ideas! I ended up using one of my art teacher's friend's ideas here:

Snow Plow

Our city wanted to collaborate with the local schools to paint murals on the cities snow plow blades. One of my schools was chosen, so 5th graders volunteered to help paint during their recesses. We decided to go with a Packer theme, because I mean, come on, we are SO proud of our Green Bay Packers!!!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Collage Scarecrows

Third graders made these cute scarecrows! I found the idea from someones blog and now cannot find the place. Please let me know if it was your lesson!

Papier Mache Pumpkins

Easy, cute, fun project. Took half of two art classes to make!