April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Fun Art Projects

So lovin' this linky hosted by Miss DeCarbo of Sugar and Spice!


What kinds of fun art projects do you do with your students?


22 comments:

  1. Oohhh - that looks fancy! What exactly is it? Sadly, I have not done enough art with my students so this is an important reminder to fix that! I need some good ideas for our whack-a-doodle schedule during state testing and art projects will be perfect!

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    1. I love your description of testing schedule.... whack-a-doodle.... PERFECT!!!! We just finished our testing today! YEA! This project could be a good one to do in-between tests. My student is holding her version of a glass hanging sculpture or chandelier that is patterned after glass artist Dale Chilhuly's work. I saw the idea on Pinterest several year ago and it has become the favorite project in sixth grade every since.

      So glad that you stopped by,
      Angela

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  2. We just do quick paper crafts! Little fingers love glue! Lots of "mini" projects coming up to get ready for OPEN HOUSE! Wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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    1. There are so many fun and quick paper crafts! Our primary teachers are always doing cute, quick things with their students. I love to walk through their part of the building and see all the fun projects hanging in the hallway. Good luck with your Open House!

      Angela

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  3. That's AWESOME! I love projects & crafts! So much fun:)
    Love, Dianna
    Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching

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    1. Thanks, Dianna! I so agree with you.... art projects are FUN!

      Angela

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  4. We just made frogs that are "Leaping into Spring"! Then we made a spring acrostic poem to go with it. Check it out! Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

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    1. How sweet! What a perfect activity for spring and Poetry month! My sixers have second grade buddies with whom we do all kinds of activities. This would be cute to have as a buddy project. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

      Angela

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  5. Love this! Creativity is SO important for our kiddos!

    -Sarah
    A Rocky Top Teacher

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    1. Thanks! I SOOOOOO totally agree with you! I wish I could do more projects like this with my kiddos.

      Angela

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  6. So fun!! We did a line design project that they really enjoyed. They even wrote some awesome artist statements. I wish we had more time. :(

    Kelli
    Tales of a Teacher

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    1. I SOOOOO agree with you, Kelli! I wish I had much more time to do arts/crafts lessons incorporating them into my Language Arts lessons. Even my sixers LOVE these types of activities.

      Angela

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  7. We LOVE crafting - especially when it ties to what we are learning! <3

    Ashley
    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

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    1. I TOTALLY agree! Crafting and art projects can turn a ho-hum lesson into a tons-of-fun learning activity! I wish I could do so much more with my students!

      Angela

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  8. We do "craftivities" with our writing on Fridays. I don't know what that is in your pic, but I like it!
    KaSandra
    MemoriesMadeinFirst

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    1. Isn't it fun looking? This is a Dale Chihuly (renowned glass artist) inspired glass (plastic water bottles) chandelier sculptures. I found the idea on Pinterest several years ago. My sixers LOVE craftivities! I just found out about these fun, learning activities and have recently started to incorporate them into my Language Arts lessons. I'm so glad that you stopped by!

      Angela

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  9. Ooooh I LOVE that art project! What is it? How do you make it?

    Some of the great art projects we have done this year include designing bowls out of old record albums (we melted them after we colored them with colored pencils). Also we did melted crayon art since I was lucky enough to have a parent donate canvases for my small class. Tomorrow we are going to start string art and my students are very excited to start this one!

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    1. My student is holding a hanging glass chandelier... well, not really. It is supposed to look like artist Dale Chihuly's glass chandelier sculptures. Ours are made of permanent marker colored water bottles that we cut in spirals and glue to a paper towel roll. I saw the idea on Pinterest several years ago. It's a super simple project, but it does take some time to do!

      I would LOVE to see and hear more about the record album bowls that you speak of. I'm trying to imagine them. They sound AWESOME!

      String art? I forgot about this!!!! These are fun to make! Hmmm? Might be a good final art project of the year. Thanks for the reminder.

      Angela

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  10. We do an art project every week that goes along with our theme and I like to use different styles and mediums so kids get used to all different types of techniques. We all love this time and I especially love to have my classroom walls covered with kids art!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

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    1. How fun! I love doing art projects with my kiddos. I'm technically not the art teacher. She and I work together. Generally I'll teach my sixers about a particular artist and a well-known art piece, and the art teacher (a fantastic artist herself) teaches them the technique used by the artist. They then pattern their own piece after the artist's. Each project takes three to four weeks.

      Angela

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  11. Angela,
    Is that a Dale Chihuly inspired project?
    I am loving it!
    Would you mind sharing your directions and materials you used for the project?
    I would love to try this with my class!

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    1. You are absolutely on target, Julie! Dale Chihuly it is! I have my sixers study various artists and pattern a project after their particular style. I saw this idea on Pinterest several years ago and LOVED it. It is super simple, but does take some time: color approx. 15-20 clear plastic water bottles (remove as much of the label as possible but keep the cap) with Sharpie style (permanent) markers; cut off the bottom with sharp scissors and spiral cut around the bottle to the top forming a hanging spiral, hot glue the caps to an empty paper towel roll arranging them around the roll, punch two holes in the top end of the roll and run a length of twine/string through. Voila! Hang it up and enjoy.

      Angela

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