Friday, February 3, 2012

I'm a Good Heart Teacher

Last week I had my kindergarten class use colored tissue paper to make hearts.  Well, actually they used the tissue pieces to cover a white paper plate.  I had one class cover the plate with mostly cool colors.  I had the other class use all warm colors.  The cool colors we used were blue, green and purple.  The warm colors were red, orange, and yellow.  We used watered down glue to brush the colored tissue paper down.  The colors ran and blended together making a very painterly look.  This week I drew hearts on the plates and had the kids cut them out.



As I drew the hearts for the students, one of them said that I was a really good heart teacher.  I thought he said art at first, but he said "heart", which I thought was cute.  My heart drawing skills are finely honed from years of practice, lol.










I then gave the students another plate and had the ones that made warm colors make a cool color background and the ones that made a cool color heart a warm color background.  We then glued the hearts to our new background letting some of the hearts bend up to make a 3d effect.  One of my students began crying until I explained it was supposed to stick up.  Then she was happy.  We attached a wire to the backs of the plate so they could be hung up.











The hearts had a really nice texture because of the colored tissue paper and the students were in awe of how it looked like paint when they were through.  I told them to see if their parents could guess how they made them.  Overall, it was a nice 2 day project that kept them engaged and enthusiastic.  That's all I can ask for.  It was a good day.








12 comments:

  1. cool paper plate art.

    Reminds me of when I was a kid I would make a car out of a box. The paper plate was the steering wheel.

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  2. A great heart teacher and it rhymes with art. Heart art right up the cats alley..haha

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  3. My daughter loves art and I am so thankful that there are great art teachers out in this world!

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  4. Really interesing blog!

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  5. Two thumbs up, mate!

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  6. Love the kid's art work!

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  7. Deeply cute! Good work, Otter! :)

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  8. Looks like a really cute project!

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