Sunday, January 15, 2012

Polar Bear Play - (1st)

Polar bears are "King of the Arctic" and so fun to watch. 

We traced ice cream lids for the body and butter lids for the heads. The raised arms were added with little black paws. Legs were drawn on a separate paper using the "Magic Fold" technique. "Magic Fold" is the term for fold a piece of paper in half, draw one leg, then cut it out and you get two exact size and shaped legs.

We drew a scarf. Now on another separate piece of paper a stocking hat was drawn, then cut and glued on. Students used three color markers to create patterns on the scarf and hat. Repeating the same three colors creates a matching look or unifying look. This is important for students to learn. Showing a matching look means planning and organizing. Otherwise they may get a random, disorganized look.

Students then added something in the bear's paw. I provided colored paper and ideas.  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all of your lessons, ideas and inspiration! I'm an Art Teacher that has been teaching for 10 years and am always looking to simplify and refresh my projects (we have 930 students!). Thank you!!