Jan 1, 2014

Snowflakes in Circles

Here's a simple crayon and watercolor painting idea that was inspired by an illustration on a stock art website.
PREP: I've found it helpful to trace 9 large circles very lightly in pencil on watercolor paper to use as a guide.
1. Students to make an "X" in the middle of each circle with a white crayon, and then a horizontal line through the middle so their flake will have 6 legs. After that, they may add dots or arrows to each. They must press very hard and draw slowly to leave a lot of crayon on the paper.
2. Once you are certain that there is a snowflake drawn in the middle of each circle, pass out lots of liquid watercolors. Students fill in each pencil circle with paint, the snowflake will “magically” appear. A simple project with beautiful results, I think.


nadzim bakri said...

i like it so much

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Love this project. I'm working with 6-8 year olds in a community centre and this is perfect for them, Thank you for sharing.

Happy New Year!

Lara said...

Did this as a New Year's project with my kids today and they turned out beautifully! Thank you for providing such a wide array of lovely, but non-intimidating art projects!

Mevrouw Kinderboek said...

I like this very much, will probably try it out with my children this week.