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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Shape Collage


These projects were created by my Young Fives Kindergarten classes. We began by using bright colors of liquid watercolor on pieces of 12" X 12" watercolor paper. They then sprinkled salt on top and allowed them to dry. During the next class, they wiped the salt from their papers and revealed a "snowy"sky.


Some gorgeous sky papers:


During the next class, we tore a piece of white 9" X 12" construction paper in half horizontally. Half of this paper became the snow along the bottom of their papers. Houses were made from rectangular scraps of paper. I showed the kids how to cut a square piece of paper corner to corner to create a triangle for the roof. Doors, windows, and chimneys were added next.


Building their houses:











Trrees were made by cutting more squares diagonally and stacking the triangles. Tree trunks and pre-cut snowflakes finished their collage. The kids enjoyed creating their winter scenes and reviewed shapes also.
Some more beautiful collages:




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5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I am going to get my kidlets to try this soon.

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  2. What a great project! An excellent way to practice with geometric shapes. They all look wonderful! My Kinders would love this.

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  3. Yes! After all the snow we've just had, we will definitely be making these.

    Thanks!

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  4. Oh...I think I will try this in December and use cotton balls for texture.

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  5. Hi! I loved your art project and I featured you in my blog post "A colorful winter!" You can see it here http://maros-kindergarten.blogspot.gr/2013/01/blog-post_20.html
    I would love your feedback!

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