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Re: [teacherartexchange] holiday project


From: Marcy Bogdanich (marcy_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 05 2005 - 20:12:59 PST

An easy, no frills, winter display can be made from torn paper...winter
birds out of shades of browns, bright red, or blue. We make a branch torn
out of black, brown or white, add a bird(s),and suns, clouds etc some kids
tore out nests with eggs and baby birds in them.,..we're taking poetic
license here! but these were done by 2nd graders so 3rd-5th would be
spectacular!. Have done torn paper action figures with 5th and have always
been so pleased with the detail they were able to place in the picture.
Tearing, especially with heavier paper looks great and you can add some
white paint for snow on the branches and use lt. blue or gray background.
You could even make a mural tearing a whole tree out of brown craft paper
and adding individual birds.
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> My director just asked me if I would put together a holiday project for my
> kids. I had decided not to do one, but she wants art to put up in the
> Have you guys done any good winter/holiday project that are easy and come
> nicely. I plan on doing it with grades 3-5. I have limited
> supplies...nothing cool...just paper, construction paper, crayons,
markers, etc. I figure it's
> best to either give the students a choice or to do something that is about
> winter, not a specific religious holiday. I'm thinking of a snowman or
> something like that? Thanks for any input!
> Stacie in Miami
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