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Colors! Shapes! Patterns! All these components of art can tell the story of who we are. Using Crayola® Premier™ Tempera Paint, students design a wearable garment to express their life history through design and words.
Discuss the meanings of certain colors and design elements. What does red say when you see it? How does seeing flowers make you feel? Are there certain colors and shapes that speak of a cultural identity or nation? Share how we use what we wear to give messages to others.
In pairs, help the students trace each other’s shape on large pieces of craft paper using Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Have the children cut out one piece and then trace it and cut another using Crayola Pointed Tip Scissors. Or provide students with pre-cut pieces, two matching shapes per child.
Cover work area with newspaper. Dressed in painting shirts, instruct students to paint one side of one piece using colors and designs that have meaning for them using tempera paints and brushes. Encourage painters to cover the entire piece with paint. Allow to air-dry.
Discuss the idea of one’s life as a biography, starting with birth. What are the highlights of your life so far? What is important for your classmates and teacher to know about you? Ask students to compose in complete sentences a draft of their biography.
On the second cut-out, outline a box with Crayola Washable Markers. Ask the children to re-write their biographies inside each box.
Attach the two pieces back to back and secure with staples.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or
Bring on the bagpipes! Gather the clan! Students create an original tartan plaid, and craft a kilt or scarf with the fab