Having way too much fun in our craft room today, I was inspired by the FABULOUS Salvador Dali lessons at Use Your Coloured Pencils andThere’s a Dragon in my Art Room, plus the cutest Valentine I’ve ever seen – from my son’s kindergarten classmate Lola.
Still chuckling, I think I’ll have to use some version of this for my Art Parent lesson in my daughter’s 3rd grade class next week.
Sharpie marker, 12×18 construction paper, 2 pieces antique-tan cardstock (1 for portrait, 1 for speech bubble), scissors, brown or black pipe cleaner and hot glue gun. Cardstock scraps for embellishments.
For my son’s 1st grade class, oil pastels, at his request. Maybe a watercolor resist. I was thinking kissing fish – did you know there really is such a thing? Or Jim Dine hearts.
I’ll update with the results!
I should’ve stuck with one project, perhaps – either the original, awesome Dali portraits, or a lesson on facial proportions or a make-your-own Valentine. Instead, I presented them all as possible directions, with varying degrees of interest from the kids. Some great tongue-in-cheek results below.
A couple of highlights:
1. Mustache on a Stick, which I offered as an activity if the kids finished early. Black cardstock, double-stick tape and 3/16″ wooden craft dowels at Michaels. Great yearbook photo opp!
2. Several kids really appreciated the puns! This gives me great joy. They came up with: “My favorite nut is a mustachio.” and “I mustache you a question…but I will shave it for later!”