It's Fall people! When you teach elementary school it is time for lots of pumpkins! Kids just LOVE pumpkins! Who doesn't love pumpkins, right?! The other week while checking out the blogs I saw this post by Patty at Deep Space Sparkle. A simple but beautiful lesson using pumpkins! Pure inspiration! I started my first grades on their pumpkins the next day!
My students started by drawing their pumpkins in pencil using the directions Patty gave for drawing her Starlight Pumpkins. They traced their pencil lines with black oil pastel and set to work painting!
I gave them red and yellow tempera paint and demonstrated how to mix the colors on their pumpkins to get orange. When the kids finished painting, they put them on the drying rack to dry.
Previous to the second class, I painted some large sheets of tag board green and gave them different textures. I cut them up into small pieces that the students cut their leaves from.
|Love the scraped texture on this one|
|I cut this plastic lid to make the scraper|
|Made the swirls with this small scrubbie from the dollar store|