March was Reading Across America month, so we celebrated with Eric Carle as the focus for our art projects. We studied various underwater animals and ocean habitats while reading books like Mr. Seahorse and The Foolish Tortoise. Most of our projects made from kitchen supplies like bowls and plates that can easily be done by the kids later if they want to make more.
5th grade used tissue paper to collage a paper bowl to create a jellyfish. Love how different these all are.
4th grade cut seahorses out of paper plates that they painted using different textures. We added tissue paper, sequins, and google eyes. I didn't think I would be a fan of google eyes, but here we are.
1st grade paper a textured paper for their seahorse collage and a separate piece for their background. More pictures to come, but I love the splattery background on this one.
I loved 3rd grade's turtles. We painted bowls and scratched in textures and patterns. I was forced to use foam bowls instead of paper because the store (all of them) ran out of my paper bowls. :(
I was worried that the paint would not stick to them, but it actually gave the paint a shiny, metallic quality that was surprising and cute.
2nd grade painted two pieces of textured paper to create underwater collages. They could choose which animal they wanted to make, but these two are just fish. I will post more pictures of other animals later from Walter Hill. They did a great job constructing the animals using their knowledge of shapes.