Take Me Back Tuesday - Snowy Art Project

One of my favorite winter art projects is definitely worth repeating.  These snowy scenes turn out absolutely beautiful and make a terrific winter board.

I originally blogged about it back on December 26, 2012.  But today it's being revived thanks to Second Grade Shenanigans and this clever linky!  This linky theme is 'Holiday Highlights' and this art project is definitely one of me.

http://shenanigansinsecond.blogspot.com/2013/12/take-me-back-tuesday-holiday-highlights.html

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This Winter, I tried to find a peaceful art project for my kiddos to work on.  After reading Owl Moon by Jane Yolden and "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, I wanted my kids to make a project that expressed the same mood of the literature.

I searched for an inspiring piece of art.

When I shared it with my team, they had a similar project they had done a few years ago that they found on Art Projects for Kids, a website by amazing art teacher Kathy Barbro.

I loved the project, but wanted to make some changes to reflect the literature we read in class.  I adjusted some of the steps in Kathy's project to make it a bit more like the Satish painting.  Here's what I did:




Crayon Resist: When you color with a white crayon, the area where you colored will 'resist' the watercolor paint, leaving that area white. :)








Materials needed:

- One sheet of watercolor paper for each student (I used 1/2 sheet)
- Blue painter's tape
- One white crayon for each student
- Scissors
- One watercolor set for each student

Click here for the link to Art Project for Kids and the original version of this project from Kathy! :)

There's still time this Winter to make this beautiful project!! I'm hanging it on my wall with a writing about "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening". 

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful family-filled, food-filled, LOVE-filled holiday!!

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I hope you enjoyed reading about this art project! Maybe you'll even try it out - there's plenty of time left this Winter.

I wish you a WONDERFUL holiday season!

Be sure to check out the other holiday highlights over at Second Grade Shenanigans!


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