Posts Tagged ‘painting’


  • Theme: Heart birds
  • Objective: Use elongated heart shapes for the beak, head, body and tail to draw birds.  Position birds on the branches using design and depth composition.  Apply wax resist technique. 
  • Instructions: Have example of finished project for child to see.  Discuss design and draw branches on paper using light strokes.  Demonstrate how to draw birds using elongated heart shapes.  Draw larger birds in foreground and smaller birds in background.  Trace with wax crayon and use light brush strokes to apply watercolor paint to give color to give to birds, branches, leaf shapes, and background. 
  • Materials:  80lb. paper or watercolor paper, pencils, wax crayons, watercolor paints, brushes, water.

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Rainbow Fish painting

  • ThemeThe Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. (Grades K-2)
  • Objective: Create a painting inspired by the story.  Draw Rainbow Fish in an scene from the book.  Paint with tempera paints.  Glue foil to areas on the fish after paint has dried.
  • Materials: drawing paper, pencils, tempra paints, brushes, water, black marker, foil, and glue

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