We decorated our classroom door and got 2nd place
in our 'winter wonderland' door contest !
Children were so happy to create, draw, paint, make snowflakes; and then a bit lucky to win. It was great fun....first, we used green and blue inks mixed with gesso and sponge-painted the background... next, we looked at some real-life cardinals in nature. Easy to find on the internet. Each student received a block of mixed-media paper to draw and color their birds. Just colored with red crayons and a bit of black for beaks and eyes. We talked about covering every white spot everywhere. Dark, dark, red, red! Then they made a branch for their cardinal to sit upon... we placed the cardinals on our background of blue-green white sponge painting.
And lastly, we made our snowflakes, so many. This was snow-much fun!
It was easy to cut out individual blocks of cardinals, snowflakes and branches so each child could bring home their artwork to hang in a window at home.
Merry Christmas from Lucky Room 13!