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One day project list....


Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 21:17:01 PDT

Ok...I admit it. I doth s_ck at one day projects for lower school or
any age.
I propose a list of good ideas for one day projects. You know the
kind...when you have NOT been able to get to the prep/set up for your
big new project that you really thought you could handle that morning,
but 10,000 other things came up. Or when one group gets way ahead and
needs to mark time a bit before you get to a new lesson for the whole

Today I had a 2nd grade coming with 10 minutes to decide what to do with
them. I gave them black paper and white colored pencils and we drew a
parade of Halloween revellers...trick or treating, all in different
costumes, overlapping, details, and spooky houses, trees, graveyards in
the background. They loved it, it went home, and we are ready to start
a new project next week.

Chalk and Mountains - on black 18x24 paper. Tear mountain shapes out of
manilla paper across the length of the page. Color along one inch wide
of the torn edge, lay it on the black paper and rub down with paper
towels to transfer the chalk to the black paper. Keep adding new layers
down to the bottom of the page. Beautiful color overlays, everyone's a
success. Goodbye...over and done. take them home and all are happy.

Crowd of people, all faces, heads and bodies are different, including
overlapping, pen and ink. Make up a situation/environment/event as you
draw them.

Small clay animals

Blind contour drawings of hands, feet, friends faces.

I want some new ones. What do you do in a pinch?

Linda Woods,
Visit our Students' Art Gallery at St. John's School:,
click on Fine Arts, Click on Lower and 6th Grade Art Gallery.