Sunday, June 8, 2014
As long as your umbrella is pretty....
A controlled mess is a good mess. At least that philosophy worked when I had first grade students create early spring rain umbrellas out of painted paper like the lesson I found at Use Your Coloured Pencils.
On day 1 students painted one 9" x 12" paper in cool colors and one in warm colors, and the students went nuts experimenting with various tools for texture and pattern (plastic cutlery, clay tools, an assortment of paintbrushes, etc).
On day 2 students cut their umbrellas and raindrops and collaged them onto gray paper, and added a big ol' "J" of a handle with black paper. These could brighten up any rainy day!