Friday, January 17, 2014

The Snowy Day- An Art Project

The Snowy Day with snow paint
This week we have contented our fun with snow, even though even though we are having weather in the low 70's.  Yikes, we are in a drought now.  As much as I love my warm weather, California needs rain.  I could also do without having to wear multiple layers.  It is 30 degrees when I leave for work and 70 when it's time to go back home.

Enough about our weather back to The Snowy Day.  This is my favorite book.  I really don't know why except it was the book I remember reading as a kid and checking out at the coal library.  When I was a kid I lived right next door to the library.  Our library was small and was literally next door to us.  I have fond memories  of going over to listen to stories, get a lemon drop candy from the librarian and checking out books like The Snowy day and for some reason Helen Reddy's record, "I Am Woman Here Me Roar".  Not really sure what that was all about.
The Snowy Day with snow paint
The Snowy Day with snow paint
The Snowy Day with snow paint
So here is what we did.  We read the book several times.  It has been at our listening center too.  On Monday we made snow paint.  All it is is a mixture of glue and shaving cream.  The kids used paint brushes to glob it on.  We let the pictures sit overnight to dry.  On Tuesday, they cut out Peter and glued him to their picture.  I love all the different variations. in the paintings.  Af few look like  Peter was caught in a blizzard.

Here is how I made the Peter template.  I photocopied a page from the book, cut out Peter, then traced him onto copy paper 4 times so I could run it on red paper on our machine that can take construction paper.

4 comments:

Lorimarluk said...

Can you please tell me what kind of machine can take construction paper? We were just told this year that we are no longer allowed to copy on construction paper or we will lose the warranties on our new copiers so we are panicking! Thanks so much!!

Lorimarluk said...

Can you please tell me what kind of machine can take construction paper? We were just told this year that we are no longer allowed to copy on construction paper or we will lose the warranties on our new copiers so we are panicking! Thanks so much!!

Tiffani Mugurussa said...

Hi, we have a risograph machine that can use tagboard and construction paper. It makes a master similar to the old "Ditto" machines, that rolls onto a drum that picks up the ink. It uses black ink and is very efficient.

Jessica Fredrickson said...

What a fun craft! :) Thanks for sharing Tiffani!

~Jessica
Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

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