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Monday, December 15, 2014

Scrap Tree

Student Examples
 (kindergarten thru 1st grade)

Sophia, Grade 1

Mrs. Simbles 1st grade

Callie, Lauren, Aiden, Sophia, 
Thomas & Miley 
Mrs. McGinley 1st grade 

Marek, n.n., Myles, Eliza, Madi, joci
Kindergarten, mrs. Zarella's class

Step by step scrap tree...
Made easy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

FingerPrint Christmas Bulbs

1. Draw string for lights with marker. 
2. Use markers to color finger one cot and quickly push finger down onto string on paper. Repeat with same color. 
3. Draw small black connector in between colored light and strong with black marker. 
4. Draw small being lines around light with color marker. 
Smee's Class

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hot Cocoa Mugs

1 small piece of white paper, 2 small construction paper pieces (1for cup, one for wall) & 1 large piece for table. Black marker, scissors, glue & construction paper crayons. 
Fold mug color paper in half (hot dog horizontal). Draw a curved line at top and bottom of first half of paper. This is the top and bottom of mug. Add two curves on right for handle. 
It actually might be easier to draw and comprehend if you show it at this angle first. Looks like a purse ;)
Draw a foreshortened circle at the top of cup and color in like hot cocoa.  I blended brown on the outside with white in the middle. 
Draw designs on cup using curved & contoured lines. Construction paper crayons work best. 
Cut out cup and handle. I ended up cutting them out separately to avoid cutting out the confusion of the negative shape  of the handle. I just re-connected them at glue time. 
Use crayons to draw designs on table and wall. Could draw pictures on wall or even a window with winter scenery ;)
Draw smoke with white crayon. Cut out marshmallow shapes and glue in cocoa opening. 

GingerBread House

Mrs. White's 2nd grade class
Isaac detail
Mrs. Warne's 2nd grade class
(Kayla, N.N., Ashley & Zobia)
Mrs. Fortner's 2nd grade class


Cut out house shape from brown paper. I folded mine in half before I cut to get the outside symmetrical. You could use a pattern for younger students. 

Use crayons to decorate house. Include door, window, trees, or candy. 

Almost completed house.... 

Use crayons (blue & white) to draw snowflakes & wind onto blue paper. 
Glue blue and white paper backgrounds together and house centered on top. 

Adding brown scribble shading around decorative elements, it adds depth to house (for advanced artist). 

Side note; I have a fear of combining glitter with children (lol) but am considering buying sequin circles or glitter glue to add small amounts of pizazz to the art. Stretched out cotton balls could also be added coming out of chimney or onto roof. Have fun ;) 
Merry Christmas. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Snow globes

Mrs. Do's 4th grade class

Mrs. Johnson's 4th grade

Alyssa, mason, Joshua & Michael 

Mrs. Craig's 3rd grade class


Begin by choosing Dark blue, Light Blue, or purple paper.
Fold in half.
Trace a circle with the bottom on the fold.
Outline with a black marker.
Outline inside of the black marker very hard with a while crayon.
Use light blue, dark blue, white, possibly pink or purple to make a variation of hard and soft contour lines around the globe getting softer towards the inside of the globe.
Leave the middle of the globe fully empty of any glares.

Needs; construction paper (mostly blues), circle tracers, crayons (mostly whites and blues), yellow or black painted toilet paper rolls (alternative can be rolled up construction paper), black markers, glue. 

I loved doing these little 3D globes, but wanted to get more detail in the scenery. So, I decided to do some larger ones that are flat to the paper....

Mrs. Marks with 4th grade class
Working hard... 

Jimmy working...

Tray working...

Hard Work Pays Off!!....

Trace circle, add highlights and shades onto outer parts of globe. Draw in snowy hills and various landscape ideas (snoen, cottages, trees, nativity, nature). Ciu out globe. Cut our curbed stand from black paper. Glue down onto background paper.