Recycled Cardboard Robots in Grade Two

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I thought I would share these gorgeous robots my grade twos created using recycled cardboard and junky stuff they collected from home. I saw this idea on one of the many fabulous art blogs I check out but I can’t remember … Continue reading

Clay Fun in Elementary

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I was finally able to teach some fun clay lessons with all my students.  There was a whole lot of pinching, rolling, punching, and coiling as each grade level explored and made gorgeous creations out of clay.  I found an … Continue reading

Art Show


A couple of weeks ago our school celebrated student led conferences. It was also the perfect time to host the school wide art show. I used the cafetorium which is a combination of cafeteria and auditorium. It was a big place with plenty of room to put all the children’s art work. This was also the designated area for all the specialist teachers to be  so we could meet parents and students before or after their conferences.

As I put up all the work I was amazed at all the wonderful art projects we have completed this year. The kids were very excited to see their work displayed and to show off their artistic talents to their parents. I normally have a mid year art show and end of year one but this year was hectic with our school closing down due to H1N1 scare. I kept all the art work and had plenty of art for this was one and only MEGA show for the year. I am so proud of my kiddos and their gorgeous art work! Here is a sneak peek…

Grade One Dioramas

Grade Three Animals

Grade Five Giant Burger Collages

A proud Ms. Ale!

Chagall Inspired Dreaming in Grade Two

Back by popular demand, I decided to do the Chagall inspired dreaming project again with my second grade class this year. This time the kids did their drawings on 12×18 paper which meant more space!  To see the lesson outline for this project you can go here to read my old post.

It’s amazing how kids love to talk about their dreams. Even better when they are given the chance to illustrate some of their dreams.

Everyone had fun and these turned out quite lovely, don’t you think?

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Camouflaged Lizards in Grade Three

My students had a blast creating these fun and colorful camouflaged lizards. We spent some time researching lizards on internet and looking at the patterns and colors. We then discussed a little about camouflage and the kids were anxious to get into the project and create their own cool lizard.

The first part was to practice drawing real lizards. They printed copies of their favorite lizards and after some guided drawing lessons, they happily went off to draw their own.

Next step was to think of a place where a lizard would not normally be found — after all this is an art class and the sky is the limit when it comes to imagination!  This is a great time to introduce abstract art and look at some great works of Salvador Dali to get the kids inspired. Umbrellas, i pods, boots, etc were all drawn on large 18×12 paper and colored in.

 

The final step was to draw the lizards on thicker paper such as bulletin board paper. Once the lizards were drawn, they had to be colored in to mimic part of the object they drew previously so their lizard would camouflage. The lizards were cut out, bent along the middle and the feet folded so they would ‘stand’ on their object after being glued.

Don’t these look so much fun?

 

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Insect Dioramas in Grade One

Dioramas are so much fun to make with kids and it’s also a great way to recycle those old shoeboxes too! Grade ones are learning about insects in science so we have been doing many insect related art projects which I will post very soon.

Tell your students to bring an old shoebox from home and if they don’t have one they can easily visit a shoe store and explain to one of the assistants or managers they need an empty shoe box for an art project. They will be more than happy to give some boxes away.

Explain what a diorama is and tell your students thay will create a background for their insect home on each inside  side of the box. The background needs to be colorful. The theme here was insects but you can adapt this project to absolutely anything!

Outlining the main background

Next step is to make the standing up insects and extras do the diorama comes to life. This is the exciting part that kids love. Remind the students that after they draw their insect and depending where they will glue it in their box, to leave some white space left, right, above or below the  picture. When they cut it out  this extra part will be bent and glued in the box. The kids will get the hang of this quickly.

These turned out lovely don’t you think? I love all the details. :)

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