In this tab I will put any art ideas that will require more than a pencil and crayons---
I wanted to give everyone an extra Earth Day project!
We are going to BUILD A MOUTAIN out of paper!
Supplies needed: 2 pieces of paper, tape, markers
I can't wait to see your Mountain Sculptures! Post them in the Gallery!
BrainPop Jr. -the movie of the week (free) is about ways to help protect the Earth- take a minute and watch the video: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
***This sculpture would work great with Stop Motion Animation (another tab)
Salt Dough Recipie:
- 2 Cups all purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup cold Water.
- Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.
- Slowly mix water, a few tablespoons at a time, into flour mixture until dough is smooth and easy to handle.
- Knead dough for 10 minutes and let rest for 20 minutes.
- Help your student do the measuring and mixing/kneading, talking about the texture and how it feels before and after adding the water. After the ten minutes of kneading you can divide up the mixture into three portions and add a few drops of food coloring to be mixed into the clay.
- The primary colors of red, yellow, and blue are recommended. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
- When the clay is ready have students sculpt a creature or character from a story they are currently reading.
- Talk about the shapes that make up that creature, and the different parts/details. If you added color, they can mix parts of the clay together to create secondary colors. After they are done the clay can be put into an airtight container for several days then disposed of, or you can leave the sculptures out to dry in the air or bake them in a 250 degree oven for about two hours until hard and dry.