Sunday, March 25, 2012
Turtles - grade 2/3
This project was really quite simple: On day 1, they separated a piece of black paper into 10-15 sections, then colored them in with chalk pastels. They had to use 2 different colors per section, then blend them as much as they could in the middle. When they were done, they used white pastel to darken the lines between the sections.
On day 2, they drew the turtle on a second piece of black paper. I showed them how to separate the back into hexagonal sections (this was tough but they did great!) Then, they colored the sections in using chalk pastels. When they were finished, I helped the glue the turtle down using tacky glue (glue sticks wouldn't do the trick, because they are gluing directly onto chalk pastel.)
That's it! A really simple lesson about blending (and I love how the turtle "blends" in to the background!)