Sunflower

Place coffee filter onto paper using water. Using yellow and blue semi moist tempera cakes, paint on top of the coffee filters creating a ring of yellow and a center of blue. Paint any white paper left with blue paint (or other colors if available). Once dry, remove coffee filters. [...]

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Magnificent Maps

Place coffee filters onto the paper using water. Using yellow and blue semi moist tempera cakes, paint on top of the coffee filters creating several variations of green. Paint any white paper left with blue paint. Once dry, remove coffee filters. Add objects such as buildings, roads, trees, and mountains [...]

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Contemporary Hands

Place torn up tissue paper on top of Art to Remember paper. Using the brush, add water and allow the tissue paper to bleed onto the paper below. Let the paper below dry before removing the tissue. Draw a hand on the construction paper. The artist may choose to make [...]

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Colorful Shapes

Draw or trace a big shape in the middle. Then add five lines from the shape to the edge of the page to create sections. Fill each section outside of the shape with designs. Shapes and lines make the best designs. Add oil pastel on the top of the designs. [...]

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Friendship Circles

If working collaboratively, tape two sheets of paper together on the back, use painter’s tape so it can easily be removed. Use a pencil and tracers to fill the pages with a variety of circles. Use paint sticks to fill the circles in using a variety of colors. If working [...]

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They All Saw a Cat

Pre-Planning Read the book They All Saw a Cat, By Brendan Wenzel. Discuss how the cat changes from each character's perception. Have students practice drawing a cat the way the child saw it. Talk about the textures that a cat has and how to represent those textures with a line. [...]

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