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K-3 art

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 15:05:25 PST


Matimar - you asked for spring ideas for k-3 art. My favorite for
kindergarten is
one that I do for Mothers Day. It is the Iris painted with the hand. First
place
several iris colors (tempera) in a styrofoam tray plus white. I use blue,
purple, hotpink and white. Green in another container. The child is then
guided to curve his hand into a C shape and dip this hand into the paint
getting abit of each color - then help him stamp this shape onto an 9 x 12
sheet of heavy drawing paper. This is
the first half of the iris. Next turn the paper upside down and reload the C
shaped
hand with color. Again stamp - this time next to the first C shape. A bud
can
be made with the fist closed and then stamped. The leaves and stems can be
drawn with a finger dipped into the green. Lots of fun and the kids love to
give them
for Mothers Day. Moms love to frame these. Roberta

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