Lost Sock Creations

Lost Sock Creations
what it's all about...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Skeleton Leaf

Mrs. Warren's 1st grade class

Good videos to watch explaining the parts of a leaf. 


You will need one 9 by 12 white paper and one colored paper.
you will need one 9 by 6 alternate color paper.

Cut a rectangle with rounded corners from the smaller piece of colored paper.
Do NOT destroy the middle. It will be used.
I had to fold the paper then cut to make it symmetrical.

 Glue the middle down on one side of larger alternative colored paper.
Glue the outside frame from middle to the other side of larger paper.
(see above)

study shapes of leaves
pick a shape to draw onto paper.
If you want them symmetrical, fold paper in half and draw only half of leaf. 
Then cut out and open to draw veins.
get this at www.ColorPagesForMom.com

Draw a big leaf on folded paper with pencil.
Outline with black marker.
Cut from paper when folded to create 2 leafs.
Add vein lines coming from the center line going upward away from stem.
The veins grown away from the stem and out towards tips.
Some leave patters can be more complicated than others. 
Main Veins tend to be THICKER.
while all others stemming from them get skinnier. 

When leaves are completed, begin decorating the frames. 
I used a marker or crayons one shade darker than my paper to add shadow, outline and design. 




The first time I glued my leaves down BEFORE decorating my frames. 
This was a little harder, but still worked out in the end. 
------See Below----
Glue down leaf onto construction paper.
Add detail around edges with black marker.

Add crayon shadow around the leaf with a darker shade of the construction paper.
Add simple detail around the leaf.

Day of the Dead art

Ih America, we usually think of death in association with fear, black, mourning, sadness, cold, colorless, and scary. We use skulls for Halloween decorations. 

In Mexico, death is seen differently. The Day of the Dead is a celebration of people and loved ones that have passes on. It is a time to reflect on who they were, what they liked and stories of them. 
Alters are built to commemorate the loved ones gone.  Hope in their hearts, knowing that the ones they love are safe in the afterlife. These alters hold flowers, gifts, food, photos and things that belonged to the individual that died. 
Death at this time is seen as joyous, colorful, memorable, happy, warm and wonderful. 
People dress up and paint their faces as skeletons, Candy skulls are made for sweet treats. 
People restore the cemeteries and decorate them with life. Parties are held there. People dance in the s street, play music and celebrate. 

This project will allow us to see death in a different way and to appreciate how other cultures celebrate this holiday. Even though we may not all believe the same way, we can learn and appreciate how others around us do.

There have been movies made recently that include elements of this celebration.. 

Want to learn more...?
Watch this video. 
Good video for Middle Schoolers

Mineola Middle School
Student Art 

6th grade Fall 2021
Jacob, Jazmyn, Steven,
Evelyn, Jose & Emily
Gavin & Cason
Envy & Kylar

Mix of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th and 9th period
 Kendall, NoName (1st period), Nathalie, Preciosa, 
Marco, Georgia, Saphyra & Moses
 Tania, Krissie, NoName (1st), Chance, 
Breanna, Chris, Maiyah, Briana
 Lyndie, Chevelle, Riley, Shayla, 
Moises, Lucy, Kaleece& Maleighna

Addyson & Yuka

3rd period Art
Carie A., Josilen M. & Bailee
Danielle, Caroline & Maxx 

 5th period art
Giovanni,Dax, Brielle, 
 Ruben, Bella & Kaige

4th graders of KRAHN ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Meleski's 4th grade class
Alec, Kelci, Shelby,
Renard, Alexis & Addison.

Mrs. Bennett's 4th graders

Kim, Maddie, Sarah, Sebastian,
Samuel, Roman, Marvin & Sunshyne
Mrs. Davidson's 4th grade class

 No Name, Jocelyn, Ria, Chance,
Ashton,  Jason, Jesse & Michael

Ayden, DelMarlo, Eliza, Michaella, 
Sara, NoName, Kayleigh & Carlos
Mrs. Clouse's 4th grade class
Patch, Valery & Erin

Mrs. Mathai's 3rd grade class

Mrs. Ahmed's 4th graders 2018

Kaydee, Christy, Martin, Anonymous,
Jake, Reggie, MY & Caiden

Easy Skull
Step by Step 

or Follow Along...

Medium Skull

Advanced Skull

 Print out a simple and large image of a skull.
Cut it in half. Let the students draw only this half on folded paper with a pencil.
Make sure the fold of the paper is on the same side as the center of the skull.
Outline with a marker.

Make sure that you draw light till you know it's right.
Then you can go darker with a marker.

Get this poster for FREE on my TeachersPayTeachers store....

It should look like this when done.

 Trace image while folded to the other side with a pencil.
It helps to hold it up to a light box, window or display case if possible.

Outline the other half of the skull with marker now to complete the symmetry of the skull. 

 For older students (6-8th grade), have them add shading at this point 
after the lively designs are drawn. This will add a three dimensional quality to the skull. 

 Cut out skull and glue down to small construction paper.
Glue down this small piece to a larger piece.
 Use a pencil to decorate the skull, border and inside the border.
You can make it a man (add mustache, hat or bow tie)
or a woman (flowers in hair, lipstick, eyelashes, etc.).

(for 6-8th grade)

Use darker colors to create value on decorations. 
Add lighter analogous colors layered on top to create color blending!
(ABOVE: red with yellow, green with yellow & orange with yellow)

Use crayons on the construction paper
 to color and decorate the art with bright and joyful colors.

My Daughter, Maisy 5th grade

--Mrs. Morgan---
November 6, 1979- ?
How will you be remembered?
I challenged some students to decide how they want to be remembered. 
In Mexico, they have altares de muertos or ofrendas set to honor and remember their dead relatives. 
If your memory was being honored, what would be on your memorial table? 
How would you want to be remembered? 
You can use this as a self portrait to reflect on what you want for your life. 
Include what you love or symbols of your life in your design.