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1st grade Seahorses

Oh how I LOOOOOOOVE this project! This will be first grade’s Kids Kreations project and I really hope a lot of you parents buy them because I want to see them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads, everything!

We read Eric Carle’s Mr. Seahorse. We discussed warm and cool colors, painted the background using cool colors and then made a tissue paper collage of warm colored tissue paper. After that, I demonstrated drawing objects from shapes (we broke the body of the seahorse down into recognizable shapes like rectangle for the mouth, circle for the head, oval for the body, etc). Then they cut out the seahorses and added details like seaweed, bubbles, etc.

Here are their creative masterpieces!
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So stinking CUTE!!!! I love them🙂

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Kindergarten – Nightmares!

For this project we discussed mixing red and blue to make purple! We read the book “There’s a Nightmare in my Closet” by Mercer Meyer and used organic and geometric shapes to draw the monster. Then I demonstrated using water color paints how to mix aqua and magenta to get a nice bright purple with the water color paints. These are going back to their classroom to decorate for fun upcoming day!🙂

Aren’t these the cutest little nightmares you’ve ever seen?!

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Kindergarten – Lines & Colors!

This was just a quick one day project we did inbetween lines and before jumping into mixing colors. Students drew different types of lines and then experimented with watercolor paint and mixing paints. This was the first time we discussed primary and secondary colors and how primary colors are blended to make secondary. Here are their fun creations!

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3rd grade Arpilleras

This is hands down my favorite 3rd grade project. I just love the attention to details that the students give their work. We looked at Arpilleras from Chile and Peru and re-created them using construction paper, tissue paper, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, beads, and cloth!

This year’s project is a little more special because these art projects are actually getting donated. The organization where their art is being donated is called “Art 4 the Heart” and it has a wonderful mission of donating artwork to those who are homeless. Here is more information about their donations: click here.

Here is last year’s project, we changed it a little bit, but mostly we downsized on the scale of the artwork. We had to align our project size with Art For the Heart’s guidelines for accepting artwork. And I had already planned to make them smaller this year, so it worked out perfectly!

Here is how these beauties turned out! I just love this project! The kids also wrote short stories about the scene they are depicting. Ask your student what they wrote about!

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