Who doesn’t love a quick, no prep directed drawing lesson? This butterfly directed draw has a cartoonish flair. They are so adorable, and kids love the final product. I love to do these every year with my students. We finish it off by painting the butterflies and roses with liquid watercolors. When dry, we cut them out and glue them on a painted background. They are always a head-turner in the hallways. CLICK HERE to download detailed instructions.
This crayon resist art idea is so easy to do, and looks great. The Mom’s love it. I find it hard to fight the urge to display them in the hallways because the vibrant colors are so stunning, but then I want to keep them a secret from the moms. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions
Every year we make this beautiful wreath. It frames a poem that the children write themselves (with a lot of steps framed out by me). The kids love to share their poems with each other and I love how we can work on descriptive writing when planning the poem. Every year the wreath looks a little bit different, depending on what art supplies I have at hand. CLICK HERE to download more detailed instructions.
Have you ever wondered what to do with old, incomplete puzzles? I save the pieces for art projects like this. These Father’s Day frames cost almost nothing to make. The actual frame is cut out of an old corrugated cardboard box. I printed out the sign that the child is holding, colored it in with markers and mounted it on black cardstock so it stayed stiff while I took the class photos. The photos were developed at Costco for 10 cents each. The year we made these frames, I was a little low on puzzle pieces so we used some foam punch outs from the dollar store to fill it in. You can also use these for Mother’s Day or Grandparent’s Day. CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions.
You literally need paint, a brush and fingertips to make these adorable spring blossoms. Even the daffodils on the bottom are made with fingertips. The kids used paintbrushes for the trees and grass, and the rest was done with fingers. CLICK HERE for more details on how to make these trees.
So there you have it. Some low cost and easy ways to do Spring Art. I hope you enjoyed these. If you’d like more detailed activities, click on the photos below to get ideas and lessons for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the like. If you are interested in support with your guided reading, just scroll down and sign up.
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