Kindergarten and 1st grade Painted paper Collage
I designed this specifically for K, but I am going to use it for 1st grade as well.
At the end of this post, I will explain my modifications for each grade.
Black and white oil pastels
Previously painted orange papers (could use construction paper...might be able to add fur texture with orange oil pastels)
black yarn cut into small bits for whiskers
12X12 turquoise paper
white speech bubble (I pre-cut all of these)
Step 1: Demonstrate how to draw the fox with a black crayon. I had my kinders draw this step-by-step with me...since I wanted them to draw this BIG on the 9X12 painted orange paper, I knew that I needed to model this step perfectly.
Step 2: Color in the white cheeks with an oil pastel. Also color the black nose and eyes with a black oil pastel (could just use a black crayon). I demonstrated how to add a white highlight on the eyes.
Step 3: Cut it out. Be careful not to cut off the nose or ears...if an ear is snipped off, I demonstrated how to use a corner scrap to make a new ear.
Step 4: Glue to the 12X12 turquoise background paper. Could use either a glue stick or white glue.
Step 5: Explain what a 'speech' bubble is...and how to put it on the paper. Make sure the point, is pointing at the fox. Give a few suggestions for 'what the fox says.' Write the sentence or phrase in sharpie. Sign name on the front in sharpie then glue the speech bubble in place.
Step 6: Add black whiskers with a big dot of white glue. I point out where the whiskers should go...and mention that some kids have used the black yarn as eyebrows and eyelashes as well.
I also allowed them to watch the video during the last few minutes of art. I projected it on the smart board. If they wanted to get up and dance around, I also allowed them to do that. Here it is on YouTube if you haven't seen it.
I asked them PLEASE do NOT torture your classroom teacher with the song all afternoon. PLEASE do not sing it in your classroom!! This was a special treat today, and the classroom teachers will be so mad at me if everyone is singing this song all day.
In the slideshow above, you will notice that I have a few foxes with the body and legs....I tried that with my very first class of kindergarteners...it was super hard for them to cut out the legs...so I changed up the design for kindergarten, and decided that the HEAD only would be best.
For first grade, I will demonstrate BOTH methods and allow them to choose which one they want to do on their painted paper.
This lesson would be best for a 30 minute art time....stretching it out to 50 minutes was a little tough to keep them busy the entire time because they will race through the fox. It might be good to squeeze in a little fox poem or book if you have one. I have 1st grade for one hour, so I will plan an additional activity at the end....
Please let me know if you try this lesson, I would love to see a link to your student work in the comments! Some of you may have seen a sneak peek of this if you follow me on Instagram at nelliemaeii.