I would use this hand out as a viewing activity. For older kids I would put a blank beside the examples and provide a word bank. With younger and even older kids I would bring in materials and examples of these textures represented so they can get a real experience with it.
Arbor Day Activity: Bark Rubbings - The Seasoned Mom
Today we enjoyed another Arbor Day Activity: Bark Rubbings! Isn’t it a childhood rite of passage to make bark rubbings at some point? Whether it’s at summer camp, in preschool, or just with your crazy mom in your yard…I’m sure we’ve all done them at some point. My kids are now part of the club!...Read More »
For this project, I read the story Rainbow Fish and we discussed the moral of the story. The first day we created our oceanic background. We used cake tempera in blues, greens, and purples making puddles of color all over the page. Then we sprinkled on a little salt to get a sea salty look. Once dry, we drew in some seaweed. For the fish, I did a step by step drawing on my marker board and had the kids follow. All fish turned out so different, which I love! We used watercolor pencils…
Painted Paper's Pumpkins. Could be easy paper mache project for art club kids just using balls of newspaper. Use something to create a pumpkin texture, paper mache, and paint. Add stem using paper, pipe cleaners, etc...or paper mache a stem?
Water down dark blue watercolor paint and spread over the entire picture. To add texture, sprinkle salt on the paint while still wet. Let dry for several hours. 3. Rub the salt off the picture and carefully peel off the tape. To add little snowflakes, paint white dots with a small brush and acrylic paint