First graders just completed one of my all time favorite projects: Eric Carle Collages. First students create patterned tissue paper with tempera paint. We use a variety of brushes and stamps. Then we use the patterned paper to create animals, plants, or bugs. This year we have a dragon in the mix, a butterfly drinking nectar, and a pregnant cat (at the bottom). AMAZING!
Kindergarteners just finished up these great mixed media pieces. We read the story “If the Dinosaurs Came Back” by Bernard Most then created drawings of cities using geometric shapes. Afterward students cut out shapes from pre-drawn templates. Then we collaged them together and added a pattern to the body and face and added them to our cities.