Monthly Archives: December 2012

AND THE ANGELS SING

Next to Christmas, a day most little kids love the best is a birthday.  A gentle reminder for them to remember why we celebrate Christmas is this project that combines Christmas and a very special birthday.   The Jesus and angel … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT STAINED GLASS

In our quest to imitate the abstract art of Van Gogh, we print sections of a drawing.  Each section will be treated as an individual piece of stained glass.  The student, after receiving a section showing random black marks on … Continue reading

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DANCING PENGUIN FEET

I love the little dancing penguins in the movie, Happy Feet, so I wanted to include a winter project for one of the art classes featuring these favorite little birds. The bodies, breasts, feet, beaks and wings are torn from … Continue reading

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CHARLIE BROWN’S TREE

Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree always reminds me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  When one person may say Charlie’s tree is pathetic, lots of others, especially children, would say it is beautiful.   See how the little … Continue reading

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WINTER TREES SCENE

Imagine a cold, winter evening with snow flurries blowing through a field of fir trees.  Imagine one of those trees beautifully decorated, though no one is there to see it.  For this project we are going to paint this imaginary … Continue reading

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GIFTS FOR JESUS

Three kings, traveling by night and following a bright star, arrived in Bethlehem.  When they found Jesus, cuddled in Mary’s arms, they fell to their knees and worshiped him.  They brought expensive gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. This project … Continue reading

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WEATHER FORCAST FOR THE BIRDS

A grey overcast sky, snowflakes and a sun trying desperately to shine are conditions that inspire conversation.  We can imagine that humans aren’t the only ones talking about the weather.  In this art project we try to picture birds wondering … Continue reading

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FROZEN WINTER SCENE

This mirrored silhouette art is a great project for the fifth or sixth graders.  It isn’t real easy so they will have a sense of accomplishment when they finish making their art. The supplies list and pictured directions for this … Continue reading

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