Saturday, December 4, 2010

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is very important at our school. We have a big assembly every year to honor those who have served for our country. All of the students write essays, poems, learn songs, and create artwork and then we invite Veterans to the school to enjoy the performances. It is always a great experience for students, the Veterans and their families. I am in charge of directing a patriotic art project for each grade and then hanging up the artwork in the multi-purpose room. I was so proud of all of my students!

Sorry for the sloppy photos...I didn't have time to crop! My third graders drew these portraits of soldiers. CUTEST thing I've ever seen!

My second graders got to practice their scissor skills...

I got this idea at Oodles of Art. Step by step process...

My 6th graders painted these beautiful poppies...the aluminum foil really makes the paintings pop!! I can't remember where I found this idea...but it was a hit! are the end results! The flag is a mural done by my 8th graders...found on Art Projects for Kids. It was the star of the show!

Scratch Art

This was so easy, I'm surprised I haven't tried it before! We did this in after school Art class...the students colored patterns in with crayon (making sure to press hard...great way to use all of my short, broken crayons) and then painted over their patterns with black tempera paint. After they dried, we scratched out all kinds of designs! The best scratchers we found after some trial and error were toothpicks. The kids loved uncovering the color and wanted to keep doing more and more. Definitely a project to repeat!

Spiderweb Bowls

We made these in my after school art class...the kids loved them but it was very messy...lots and lots of glue. I found the idea on a craft website but I actually tried the technique posted on eighteen25 and that worked much better. I love the spider with one big eye and one small eye...I always tell my students they are so much more creative than I am :)

We made these