Sunday, November 11, 2012
This idea came from "The Children's Year" by Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marye Rowling. It is discussed as a transparency so I converted it to an art project.
You can also use this method with other winter themes. Here you add parts to this Snowman scene as the days progress.
I'll show you the details on the snowman at the end of this post.
- wc paper or heavy sketch
- disk tempera paint in purple, white, and blue
- shiny silver/gold paper, wrapping paper works well
- template if required, here is mine
- white paper
- pencil crayons, wax crayons, or pastels to add colour to Mary
- glitter glue, little gems, optional
- white pencil crayon, sharpie, or white gel pen
Cut paper into a large oval.
If you want you can use my template.
Add colour with paint, crayon, pastel. Whatever medium you have on hand.
I used a recycled lid as my template. This is the halo of light around Mary and the baby Jesus.
For Mary add glue to the back everywhere but near her hand. You want to leave this free so you can slip baby Jesus in behind on the 25th.
Use white pencil crayon, gel pen or even sharpie. They have nice silver and gold sharpies now.
You can have each child make one to take home and complete or you could do a large version for the bulletin board for the class to complete.
For the snowman you add parts to the picture as you go.
The first 2 days you add the snow. I cut 2 snowbanks out of textured paper, (paper with white streamer glued to it). You can add some glitter to make your snow sparkle. For days 3 and 4 add the trees from painted paper.
Days 8, 9, 10 snowflakes
Day 11 bird in tree
Day 12 eyes
Day 13 nose
Day 14 mouth
Day 15 right arm and mitten
Day 16 left arm and mitten
Days 17,18,19 buttons
Day 20 moon
Day 21 scarf
Day 22 hat
Day 23 buckle for hat
Day 24 "Merry Christmas" sign
Hope you give the advent calendar a try and I'll see you soon.