Friday, November 22, 2013

Week 14 : Party in The Art Room!!

This week has been super fun for many of our students and that's because there has been lots of partying going on. I like to reward students for positive behavior and when they have earned 9 "Green Days", they earn an art party. Green days are earned when no reminders are needed for classroom rules. As much as the students love having an art party, these art parties drain me. They take so much effort and being the organized person that I am... art parties can get a bit chaotic and not as organized as I like (hard for me to just step back and not give directions sometimes), but hearing the laughter and hearing them comment on how much they love art makes all the craziness of the art party well worth it. 

This week we also created our first batch of watercolor paint. "Mark" the marker eater has been fed well the past few months and that means we get to make paint! Here are some pictures of the process... 




2nd Grade students were the first to use our "class made" watercolor paint. Our "Changing Leaves" art project required many steps to complete. Students first created their own leaf template, then traced their leaf (over and over), next we colored the background with a black crayon and lastly we painted our leaves with our watercolor paint...









10 comments:

  1. Are the markers dipped in plain water?

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  2. Beautiful leaves.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Beti

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  3. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/changing-leaves-project/

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a great project idea... and the wonderful tip about making watercolor paints from old markers!

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  4. Beautiful project and the added twist of recycling your markers is great!

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  6. Are you soaking the markers in water? How long do you soak them? Love the recycling idea!

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