Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Butterfly Art

Our story this week was a non-fiction piece called Butterfly. Our students learn all about the monarch butterfly as Kinders so they had a lot of schema already.  I decided to enrich with an art project this week.  We used oil pastels and watercolors to make these beautiful butterflies.
You can find the directions on one of my favorite art sites Deep Space Sparkle.  I took the time to really teach them how to paint (don't use too much or too little water, rinse your brush REALLY well between colors, less water =brighter color, etc) and not ruin the brushes. I also reminded them that the wings should be painted as mirror-images. I was pleased how they came out and of course the kids LOVED it!