The 4th graders are starting a new project inspired by the country and culture of Turkey. Students choose a base. Then, they fold their next layer into fours and cut a design–like when you make snowflakes! I always say, “Cut a shape, skip a space, cut a shape.” Then, glue down. The next layer is cut more intricately, then glued down. The paper I’m using is 6″x18″. The final layer goes in the center (students will do this step next week.) and is a smaller size: 6″x6″.
Spent my evening with two art teacher friends at a felting workshop where we used alpaca wool from a local alpaca farm to crest some fun art projects! I’m hooked! Check out http://www.sunnymeadealpacas.com for more info! Started off with my shades of green background.
Here’s something you can do at home with your old, dried up markers…make watercolor paints! Ms. Taylor has been saving her old gelato containers for me which are the perfect size for holding marker! Just put some water in a container and soak some markers in the water for a week, and you have watercolor paints! (I actually soak mine for longer….mainly because I forget about them! Lol) You can make the color more vibrant by adding more markers–and have fun experimenting with mixing two different marker colors together in the same container!