This is a project by the amazing Cassie Stephens (check her blog out if you haven't already..... seriously). We started off by folding a sheet of paper in half. They then drew a pattern on at least one side (they could do a pattern on both sides if they wished). They then painted each half a different color. Then we used some tools to scrape away paint (similar to how you make paste paper). We then painted a donut and used the back of our brush to carve some frosting into it. The next class, we folded doilies in half and cut them and shared them with a partner. We cut out our donut and added some puffy paint to it, as well as some 'sprinkles (rice that was dyed with rubbing alcohol and food coloring). Lastly, we glued our donut and doilie on top of our background.
This is one of Tasha Newton's lessons that I lovvvvved. First, we watched a youtube clip of an elephant painting a picture of an elephant. Then when the kids said they couldn't draw an elephant we could say, "Even an elephant can draw an elephant!" We started off drawing the elephants. Then we used washable black markers to outline and add wrinkles. Next, we dipped our brushes in water and wet our elephants. This caused the washable marker to spread and turn the elephant grey while softening the look of the wrinkles. We then retraced the elephant with a black marker. Then we began working on our background. We added stripes and a ground. Lastly, we added details to the elephant such as hats, balls, hoops, gems, etc.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.