Here is another dinosaur art project that Kindergarten did this week. Silhouettes always look great and help with developing those scissor cutting skills.
watercolor paper, we used 90lb
tempera paint, we used the dry cakes
templates (links provided below)
pastel and/or chalk
Tape off your watercolor paper onto your art board. Art boards are 1/4 inch thick pieces of masonite about 16 x 24. I get the Home depot staff to cut them for me for free from a big sheet.
1 large sheet = 12 boards..perfect size for the student desktop.
I always tape off any painting project..it provides a nice mat edge for presentation.
Starting with yellow, paint a graduated wash for your background sky.
The order we used was yellow,orange,red,purple,blue and then a bit of black for the darkening sky.
While the paint still has some shine sprinkle on some coarse sea salt in the purple,blue,and black sections.
The salt reacts with the paint and causes a small bloom which in our case looks like stars in the distant sky.
I though this one turned out pretty neat....it looks like tornadoes coming down from a stormy sky...
Now using bluish black paint in some ground on the yellow end of your paper. I asked the kids to ensure they left some flat areas where the dinosaurs could stand.
You can see how that salt is causing those small blooms...
Let dry. When fully dry remove the carefully remove the tape.
Now you need to get the dinosaur templates, you can borrow mine
DINOSAUR TEMPLATE 1
DINOSAUR TEMPLATE 2
DINOSAUR TEMPLATE 3
Print off ...you can transfer them onto thin card to make tracers...this works well with a class.
Trace out your dinosaur shapes and cut out of the black paper. Glue onto your painting with the glue stick.
For some extra oomph I had the kids add streaming comets in the sky...they thought that was great...the whole "Doom of the Dinosaur" thing.