Monday, March 1, 2010

Fabulous Flamingos



2nd grade student created these hilarious flamingos with construction paper, painted paper, oil pastels,feathers and tempera paint.
Directions:
Students first created the body then added a curvy neck with head. Their neck had to be 3 fingers wide.
( you know, little ones tend to work way to small so I suggested the thickness)
After they assembled the body and legs with various pink construction paper, they made beaks, feet and paper feathers out of pre-painted paper. Students added more feather details with oil pastels then painted with tempera paint feathers on the body. To top it all off, students painted their beaks with black tempera, added real pink feathers, and lastly added an eye.

9 comments:

  1. What a fun lesson! I will have to try this with my third graders before the year ends. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  2. I absolutely love all the vibrant, alive colors in your projects!!

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  3. :)) that's sooo funny!look at their moves.breakdance:P

    check out my blog too:

    http://www.toata-lumea-picteaza.blogspot.com/

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  4. FANTASTICO!
    I like your blog!
    I'm a teacher, I like art ... mine blog
    http://brucomela.blogspot.com
    Annaira

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  5. I LOOOVVEE these. There is somthing about flamingos that just makes me smile and I love the wobbly necks! SO FUN!

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  6. Mrs. Fitz's Flamingos...this is a great book I have used to introduce a flamingo lesson

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  7. Makes me smile!
    Great colors!

    Love from the Netherlands
    Simone

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