how branches are formed on them. We also looked at pumpkins and the various colors they come in.
Week one: On 12 x 18 white paper
4th grade students created a horizon line then added a pumpkin patch. Big pumpkins, little pumpkins add them all in the patch. we discussed all of the curvy lines that make up a pumpkin. Next, students created trees with branches coming from the main trunk. First students used pencil then outlined everything with a large Sharpie marker.
Week Two: Students first painted, using liquid watercolors, the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch blending their warm colors - yellow, orange and red -on the pumpkins.
Next the students painted the sky. The last step was to paint the leaves with tempera paint, falling, blowing in the wind.
Here are some of my fun projects I have created with my students in the past couple years.
I have never done "Halloween" projects in the past but when I found this book
"Inside a House that is Haunted" I knew I could have some fun creating projects with my students.
I have to give Ginger over at Paintbrush Rocket props for her fun Frankenstein project.
From there we took off making some other characters from the book!
"who spooked the mummy who ran with a shriek"
that frightened the ghost who awoke and cried, "BOO!"
surprising the cat that jumped and screeched, "MEW!"
that shook up the bats that swooped through the air
and jolted the owl that called, "Who-Who's there?"
Bats with Crazy, Silly Eyes!
I have updated some of these fun projects and put them into a easy to follow full color digital lessons.
The digital bundled PDF's include: Step by step full-color photo tutorials for each creature lesson. Background information about each creature Supplies needed for each project Templates for Witch, Hat, and Cat Student galleries for each lesson Helpful tips Silly jokes and insightful information Poetry posters for each creature to be printed and displayed with finished projects
If you want more detailed full color plans you can find them just in time for Halloween on sale HERE
Hope your have a Boo-tiful October! Keep on Creating Laura :)
Fall is my FaVoRiTe time of the year! Here is a simple yet fun project to create with your students.
First, have your students create beautiful painted paper and let dry. I threw in some glitter paint to add a little bit of sparkle.
Next, comes creating the large circle for the tree top.
In my school, we are really trying to reinforce math concepts, so if I can use geometric shapes in projects I am all about it. I have a zillion of circle stencils, various sizes to help the little ones refine creating their shapes.
After the circle is drawn on the back side of the paper, they cut out the circle, and start adding the branches with previously painted paper.
We look at how trees have trunks that start at the bottom touching the ground and
eventually become thin branches in the air.
Our trees are more Stylized not having to be realistically shaped.
The kiddos love adding smaller branches to larger branches to complete the look.
Why not have your students create some adorable fun bats while learning information about them.
This packet includes step by step colorful photos, poetry, and information about the flying creatures.
Also included are bat templates that will help your younger students feel successful when starting this project.
The Digital PDF includes: Step by step full-color photo tutorials for the Bat lesson. Background information about bats Supplies needed for project 2 bat templates Student gallery Helpful tips Bat poem with fun images also check out daily updates on Instagram: paintedpaperintheartroom Thanks for stopping by and for letting Painted Paper be your top destination for art lessons.