Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Creepy Creatures

Celebrate Youth Art Month
and Music in our Schools

We have a large fine arts festival every March. To coincide with the primary music program we created creepy creatures and painted rainforest murals for them to live in.

Rainforest Habitat for our creatures

Start with large display paper and tempera paints....

Then add your creatures...

Some of our favorites were the Very Busy Spider
 inspired by the wonderful author Eric Carle. 
We examined the shapes that make up a spider;
circle, oval, rectangle strips for legs.

We also created painted patterned snakes using
circles, diamonds, squares, etc. for our snake's patterns.

Let your kids create beautiful masterpieces
 with an explosion of color!

Painted Paper
Oil Pastels
Tempera Paint
Display Paper
& Imagination!

Laura is an elementary art teacher and the author of the blog Painted Paper. She has presented her thematic units nationally at the National Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Association Conferences. You can follow her updates on fun and creative projects for kids here.

1 comment:

  1. Pinned to my wonderful art ideas Pinterest board! Thanks so much, this is very fun.


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