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Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowy Starry Night!

2nd graders finished their snowy starry night and are ready to take them home to hang up and enjoy! We compared the differences from the winter snowy night and Van Gogh's Starry Night and what the changes were that we would need to make. We drew everything with pencil first. Then traced over with crayon...making sure to leave space on one side to make and glue down the tree and also color in the snowman solid with white and add detail. Then I 'made' vivid blue watercolor by simply taking blue tempera paint and watering it down and putting it in resealable plastic containers for kids to dip into. Paint over entire crayon snowy night and let dry for a beautiful crayon/watercolor resist.

Then after the starry night is dry, trace tree tracer on black paper, add glue to secure where the student left room on one side of the composition. Then using watered down white tempera or acrylic, show students how to spatter white 'snow' with a toothbrush. We talk about do's and don'ts. Then dry and take home!

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