|Scratch art portraits|
|Masks using fabric scraps, pipe cleaners, beads, and paper cone cups|
|These were so fun I'm putting in a bunch. These are simpy tempera paint on black construction paper.|
|I think they look so cool!!|
|We tried to leave black space between paint sections to keep the colors looking vibrant.|
As I've mentioned before, adding in some element of an unusual or unfamiliar art supply can really inspire kids. Here, I had them choose one word from a magnetic poetry set that they felt described them. Then they drew the feelings that word game them and glued on the piece.
Last but not least, one of my favorites- Andy Warhol-inspired portraits!
The kids LOVED these. Take a picture of each child making a silly face. Then print out 4 side-by-side copies of it in black and white on plain printer paper. Then color over them with colored pencils!
The frame here is made out of scraps of discarded art. We did this a lot, and it helped us remember to get as many uses out of a single sheet of paper as we could! (We also read The Lorax at the beginning of each week to help us remember to conserve and recycle resources!)