Friday, September 25, 2009

Mexican Flower Murals with Mexican Houses



I just put the big paper up and through out the day we get a new mural! Students start with the painting the flowers with tempera paint, then other students add the oil pastels designs. Top it all off with 2nd grade Mexican Houses created with painted paper!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely!! The colors and patterns are wonderful. I want to hang it up in my house. I LOVE the black paper background for the bright colors. I wish I'd had this lesson in my arsenal for my 2 graders unit on Mexico.

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  2. Love what you did, the floral, the house, the colors! It's great when different kids make one piece of art!

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  3. I love the bright colors and fun designs! Can't wait to try this with my students!!

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  4. I tried this (fortunately on my own just to experiment with it) and the colors came out really dull. I'm wondering if it might be because I used construction paper. Did you use butcher paper for yours??

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  5. TeachKidsArt,
    I used the big display roll paper at school. It is thinner than construction paper. The paints are prang and crayola tempera, with oil pastels on top.

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  6. Thanks! I'm going to try it with some black butcher paper and see if that works better!

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  7. Hi, Somehow I came across your Flickr page, which led me here. You are doing wonderful things with your kiddies. Really beautiful work. jan

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