Valentine’s Day Box: Glue Bottle

My 3rd grade daughter came up with a glue bottle, so we created Elmer’s Stuck on You Glue! We used our icy snow day to finish it up. The base is a cereal box, a cone for the top with a piece if card stock around it for the base of the nozzle. Plaster cast strips were used to cover the bottle before it got painted solid white. Details: orange paint and sharpie to finish the nozzle and hot glue dripping out of nozzle (since all my actual school glue bottles have drips!), paper, stencils, markers, and Sharpies to create the front and back label. Adorable!


Love Monsters

So I did a clay project with every student at my school, and when the first grouping of projects was ready, I loaded the kiln. Clay coming out of my ears, and my kiln was DEAD when I plugged it in.😭😩 I feel like my littles needed a quick art fix and some instant gratification, so we made these adorable Love Monsters that will go home with them right away. They have been very patient through the clay problems and snow day silliness putting us way behind schedule! Thanks for the lesson idea @kari_on_kaser ❤️ #lovemonster #hillviewart #monalisaandmore

3rd Grade Art Wooden Bird Sculptures

The 3rd graders are completing their wooden bird sculptures for their winter art show. They are SO cute!! We started by assembling wood pieces into a bird shape. Then, we drew some Sharpie details on the birds before painting their base colors with tempera paint. After painting the base color, students learned how to create an ombré effect on the wings practicing first on the tail feather area. Then, students used pearlescent paint and small brushstrokes to create a feathery texture. Once paint was dry, we went over the Sharpie details and added tail feathers. Adorable!!

“Cool” Self-Portraits in 4th Grade

Students finished their cool self-portraits inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and his Mona Lisa painting! This was a mixed media project, and we used the following materials….

-printable pair of sunglasses

-landscape drawn in pencil, traced in ultra fine sharpie, colored with twistable colored pencils

-glue stick to attach it to large 80lb drawing paper (don’t forget to leave space above sunglasses for top of the head)

-draw portrait around sunglasses in pencil, trace in regular sharpie

-watercolor paint in background, choose 1-2 colors to reflect the setting of sunglasses landscape

-fine and ultra-fine Sharpies for zentangling hair and/or shirt

Great job, 4th grade!