Sorry I haven't been around much but I have been preparing for a conference..as well as planning for our annual Christmas Craft Day.
So enough excuses here is a second Remembrance Day project. A mixed media Peace painting.
This combines painting with some computer work and a little poetry so it's a great choice for Grades 3 - 6.
re positional contact paper
fine markers or black pens
printed computer work
Peel off paper backing and stick to your watercolor paper where you want it to be. If you make a mistake no big deal it's re positional!
Add some watercolor paint to your paper. For the next step the paint has to be still wet...if yours has dried a bit you can spray some water on it.
Lay your plastic wrap on top and smoosh a bit with your fingers to get that nice texture. Leave it to dry with the plastic wrap still on.
Have your students select a statement or a few words representing Remembrance Day. Using fine markers or pens write those words around the white dove shape curving as you go.
If you run out of room to repeat the words fully at the end just add a .... to connect to the beginning. Click on the picture to see larger.
Using your watercolors lightly paint over these words. I printed these on regular printer paper. Let dry.
Cut out the words..you can play a bit with the shape of your cutting...here I decided to follow the choppiness of my painting strokes.
Apply some glue to the back of your words. Glue sticks don't tend to stick to well to painted backgrounds but you can give it a try.
That's it. You can also use the dove template as a paper chain or just cut it on the fold for 2 doves and then add this to a painted paper background.
Give it a try. Remember to save those Halloween candy boxes for our next project!
see you soon