I do have a SUPER HOT tip for you until then...every fall, I bust out my Haunted Mansion CD that was originally recorded in 1969 and sold at Disney as a souvenir for the ride. We play this over and again in my room in the fall for my older classes and you can seriously hear a pin DROP. The kids LOVE the slightly spooky and silly tale that lasts about 30 minutes. I noticed that during their free time, my kids were illustrating the story and I thought, HOT DOG! We need a haunted house project. So, when I saw what Ginger was up to, I was super stoked to heavily borrow her idea.
So here was my little example I cooked up.
Side note: I used to read chapter books to my students as they worked and they loved it. Their favorite are the choose your own adventure types. However, it was hard for me to help kids and provide feedback while reading. So switching to audio books has been a game changer in my room. I've recently invested in more (the Radio Theatre series is a fave) and I'm excited to play The Legend of Squanto to my students as we approach Thanksgiving. I'll keep you posted on that one, I've got to do a teacher preview first.
Back to the project! True story: when I mentioned the use of puffy paint in the video today, the kids literally cheered. They truly are my artists, I tell ya.
Here's what they managed to knock out today.
This kid cracked me up: "We used watercolor in my old art class but salt!? No one ever told me about SALT! Look at it!"
Apparently, I say the words, "I say 'Go For It'" a lot in my art room because in the video, where I do say it a couple of times, the kids said it along with me.
I was thrilled to see the variety of takes on this project: vertical or horizontal format; round stars or star shapes; variety of mark making. You give them fluorescent oil pastels and they'll go to town, these kids.
So much yesssss.
Next up: we'll paint the black silhouettes and add puffy paint.
Our final day will involve using the silver sharpies which I don't anticipate taking long. A quick project to wrap up this study is in the works.
Until then, pet that sweet black cat in your path and have fun!
Love love love the idea of audio books---what have been the "favs" in your class? Which is French for "I'd love to do that but am too lazy to listen to 100 hours of books to preview when Cassie already has hit this one out of the park"--once again!ReplyDelete
Thanks! And thank you for sharing your classroom and fun with us. You are making my year so much more enjoyable!
Love this new twist on a classic! Saw it on Ginger's page and fell in love! It's nice to see your interpretation of it. Definitely going in the vault for next year! -M3ReplyDelete
I loved this! Thanks for your amazing ideas!ReplyDelete
Can you tell me what kind of paint you used for the silhouettes? I really enjoyed listening to you teach. I'm sure your students must adore you! I can't wait to try this lesson with my classes. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I assure this would be beneficial for most of the people.ReplyDelete
I don’t have a lot of the materials would it look ok with plain pastels and regular paint?! No silver sharpies here eitherReplyDelete
You can use white colored pencil on black construction paper. I did this with regular oil pastels, watercolor and kosher salt. Regular paint won't give you the texture of a puffy paint however, you can add acrylic paint to school glue and mix it up really well to create your own puffy paint. Hope this helps!Delete
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