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Celebrate the colors and shapes of nature’s bounty in a Giuseppe Arcimboldo-inspired self-portrait. Learn about incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet as part of a healthy lifestyle in this cross-curriculum lesson plan.
Your body needs the vitamins in fruits and vegetables to help maintain a healthy weight and fight disease. Break the students into small groups. Work as a group to brainstorm a list of as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Which are the class favorites?
Artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo created portrait paintings using fruits and vegetables. Divide students into groups to research Arcimboldo’s life and works. Examine how he uses simple items to create more complex forms. What artists has he inspired? How does he inspire you?
Create your own Arcimboldo-inspired self portrait. Use Crayola® crayons to add facial features, hair and other details using fruits, vegetables and other healthy food choices. Look at Arcimboldo’s paintings and real produce as inspiration.
Use a variety of creative coloring techniques when making the portrait. Use crayon pressure variations, outlining and creating new colors to add dimension to the drawings.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Create a Model Magic® finger puppet of a president you research then use puppets to interview other presidential finger
Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
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