Students view examples of mosaics from all around the world and then are given the opportunity to create their own mini-mosaic using kid safe materials.| Grade: 4th gradeTime: three 60 min classesMaterials:
6"x6" black foam core
foamies in assorted colors
Students have experiment with pointillism since the first grade, but now it is time to try something a little more challenging. They will create a simple landscape drawing using pencil, very lightly, and then fill in their picture using the pointillism technique. The challenge to their project is that the entire thing must be done only using "dots", much like the artist George Seurat. From a distance the colors come together to form the patterns, lines and shapes. It is a time consuming project that helps teach students patience and discipline. When they are complete the students are always very proud of the work they did!| Grade: 4th gradeTime: two 60 min classesMaterials:
6"x9" white paper
skinny colored markers| Learning Objectives:
ABC Stained Glass|
This is an extension of a project students may have done in 2nd grade. They will create an image that somewhat resembles stained glass, but this time they will include the entire block letter alphabet. This project gives students a chance to practice drawing block letters. They are taught several different techniques. It also gives them a chance to practice painting slowly and carefully in many small areas. | Grade: 4th gradeTime: two 60 min classesMaterials:
12"x18" white paper
watercolor paint| Learning Objectives:
Students create their own tessellation by first making a shape tracer that can be repeated over and over and over again. It technically could go on forever. This is harder than it looks to get started. Once they get going students are amazed how their drawing falls into place. They can choose a color scheme if they want, but they are encouraged to make sure no two shapes of the same color are touching. | Grade: 4th gradeTime: three 60 min classesMaterials:
12"x18" white paper
colored markers or crayons| Learning Objectives:
Making marbled paper is a fun activity for kids to do. It's quick, inexpensive and easy—just how I like my crafts. But what to do with the paper once it is done? Oh the possibilities! My son and I decided to use the marbled paper to make mats (or paper borders, if you will) for a few of our picture frames. Just another way to make the colors of both the picture and the frame pop! For those rainy summer days, have your kids try these watery watercolors! Materials
* 1 baking pan
* shaving cream
* 1 toothpick
* food coloring in various colors
* card stock (I used manila file folders to make a thicker photo mat) * scissors
* picture frame
* photo of a loved one (that will fit into your picture frame, leaving room for the cardstock background to show through as a border) Instructions
1.Spread shaving cream all over baking sheet a ½ -inch layer thick. Use the spatula to spread the shaving cream out and flatten it, so it forms an even layer.
2.Using your food coloring, dot the shaving cream all over. You can use one color, a few colors or combine; it's completely up to you and depends on the look you prefer.
3.With your toothpick, swirl the food coloring in the shaving cream.
4.Place your cardstock down onto the colored shaving cream and press lightly.
5.Lift the cardstock up and, using your spatula, gently scrape the excess shaving cream off.
6.Set your cardstock aside and let it dry.
7.Once your cardstock is dry, cut it to fit your picture frame. If you have a photo mat lying around, you can use that as a guide: trace...