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Children might create a festive banner about a favorite book, to remember a trip, or to honor animals.
The first time children make banners, demonstrate one step at a time. Circulate as children work. Comment on the art elements and principles they are using in their designs.
Adapt ideas to children’s art skills. Crayon resist adds dimension to any project. Fabric banners offer yet another medium.
To make the pointed end of your banner, on the bottom of a large sheet of white construction paper, use a ruler and Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons to mark a triangle. Cut out the triangle with Crayola® Scissors.
At the other end of the banner, fold over the edge about 2 inches from the top. Cut a piece of colorful yarn long enough to make a hanger. Tie the yarn in a loop. Put Crayola® School Glue along the inside of the crease in the banner. Lay the yarn on the
Design your banner. Choose a center of interest, and fill the space around it. Press hard with crayons to make strong colors and texture. Make interesting patterns. Write your name and date, too.
Covr your work area with recycled newspaper. Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. Paint over your drawing with Crayola® Washable Tempera and So Big® Brushes. The crayon will resist the paint and make designs pop from your banner. Dry overnight.
To add sparkle, decorate your banner with Crayola® Glitter Glue.
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Observe the painting style of French artist Henri Matisse. Create mood with color and a soft edge painting technique!
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