Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snow Globe Art Project

This past year our art specialist was cut from our school. Which means this is the first year that I've had to teach art in my classroom by myself. Luckily, I have a super cute room mom (who majored in art in college) who volunteers to come in my room twice a month to lead my students through a fun art project.

Here are some of the cute snow globes my students made yesterday!
Materials Needed:
-White card stock paper for each student
-1/2 sheet of black construction paper for each student
-Silver and/or white glitter
-Watercolors (you'll only use the blue)
-White tempura paint
-Cups of water for each group
-Cups/plates for white paint for each group. 

Step 1: Using white cardstock, have students use the circle pattern to trace a circle. 

Step 2: Have students draw a cute Christmas/Winter picture inside their circle. Color with crayon. (Tip: If students want something to be white, they must use a white crayon.)

Step 3: Mix the blue water color paint and water to create a wash. Color the entire circle with the blue wash. Let dry. Cut out circle. 

Step 3: Use the white tempura paint to create dots over the entire picture.

Step 4: Cover in silver and/or white glitter. 

Step 5: Cut out the snow globe base from black construction paper using the template. Let dry.

Step 6: Add a Christmas message to the base using white crayon or a scrap of white paper. Glue base to circle.

TADA! A beautiful and fun Christmas art project!

(Thanks you, Mrs. Pendleton, for sharing your talents with our class!)

For a more kinder/1st version, check out Mrs. Jump's Website

20 comments:

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

I love these!! :)

Ms. Chrissy B said...

Good idea! :)

Buzzing with Ms. B

Miss Griffin said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I don't know where I'm going to squeeze it in, but I am!

Morgan

FantasticFirst

Jen said...

I want to do this too! I am sure I can squeeze it in... right?

Casey Orr said...

Oh these are adorable! Adding them to this week's lesson plan :)

Crayons and Curls said...

I love these! They are sooo precious! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

A Teacher's Treasure said...

The snowglobes came out awesome!

Happy Holidays!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Mrs. Reimann said...

I love these, we will be making them this week!

Linda Nelson said...

They're beautiful, Rachelle! I posted a link on my blog.
Linda
primaryinspiration.blogspot.com

Chrissy said...

I have to pin the picture! My "duty" at school is to teach art to the K & 1st gr. students. I am always looking for new ideas!

ReadWriteSing

Sara Zakar said...

I have given you the Sunshine Award.
Check out my blog for details.
Sara

http://talesfromak-1classroom.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

We're making snow globes at our first annual holiday brunch out of baby food jars. This will be a great craft for them to do as I split them into groups!!!! Thanks SO much for the idea!!!!

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh Natalie, these are gorgeous!!! I am definitely doing this with my class, THANK YOU!!
Kristen

Anonymous said...

These are awesome. Thank you for sharing. We will be making these for our winter theme in January. God Bless.
Mrs. Valerie
Happy Days Preshool, CA

Julia said...

This is such a cute idea. I did it with my 2nd graders today and they LOVED it!!! Thank you!!

SavvySecondGraders.blogspot.com

Beach Teacher said...

I do a winter story every year after we get back from the break. The story has to take place outside. We also make snow globes, but I do if a little differently... I have my students draw their picture on light blue paper. Then, I have them cut out the circle (using a paper plate as a template before they draw). Then, I (or a parent helper) place a piece of saran wrap on the table. Next, I sprinkle punch-outs from the whole puncher (they are the snowballs). Last, I put the drawing face down on the saran wrap over the punch-outs and then tape the back. The kids love it! :)

Kinder Fun said...

I love this! I am posting this! :D

Classroom Confections said...

I am going to be doing this activity in my class the week we return from Christmas break. I will combing it with a writing activity. Can't wait to see how they turn out! I will post pics on my blog.
Thanks for checking out my Teacher Blog!

Molly~

Carol said...

This looks like the snowglobes on Mrs. Jumps Website
http://www.mrsjumpsclass.com/February.htm

Rachelle said...

@Carol,
Yes, we know that she has done these snow globes! Natalie's parent volunteer did not get the idea from Deanna, but did you notice the link at the bottom of the post that links to Deann's post?


Thanks!

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