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How did jack-o'-lanterns become Halloween symbols? Use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to "carve out" a contemporary version of these traditional orange delights.
If possible, begin this pumpkin project in the spring, when fields of pumpkins are being planted. Every week or two, visit the fields to see how the vines, blossoms, and then pumpkins are growing. Ask students to make sketches of the changes (size, color, shape) seen with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. After graduation to a new grade level, sketches are left for new students in the fall. This group will complete the cycle of pumpkin sketches.
Just before pumpkins are ready to be harvested, ask students to organize their set of sketches from beginning to end. What did the pumpkin seed look like? What did the plant look like when it first peeked above the soil? How did it grow? How long did this take? How much attention, water, etc. did the seeds need? Discussion to follow.
Assist students with discovering how Halloween and its pumpkin customs originated. For hundreds of years on All Hallows Eve, the Irish hollowed out turnips, rutabagas, gourds, potatoes, and beets. They placed a light in them to ward off evil spirits.
On paper, ask students to use erasable colored pencils to draw a field full of large pumpkins. Color in the colorful pumpkins.
Erase jack-o'-lantern faces or other designs inside your pumpkins. Use your imagination to make each one unique.
Color in a night sky with erasable colored pencils. Then erase sections to show ghosts, stars, and a moon in the sky. Color in erased areas. Complete your drawing by adding vines and soil around pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Use ordinary wooden clothespins to create original versions of Guatemalan worry dolls. These minipeople hold important p
Bring on the bagpipes! Gather the clan! Students create an original tartan plaid, and craft a kilt or scarf with the fab
Use Crayola® MiniStampers and Markers to create patterned designs similar to traditional Ashanti Adinkra cloth.
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,