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Add dimension to a painting by using a craft stick and Crayola® Texture Mixing Medium to create a textured masterpiece.
Share a Caldecott winning story as a read aloud with students and encourage them to pay particular attention to the story's illustrations, as well as how they help tell the story. Provide recycled newspaper for students to use in covering their work areas. Invite students to use Crayola Tempera paint and brushes to paint a background and scene on a piece of Crayola Marker and Watercolor Paper.
Add Crayola Texture Mixing Medium to the paint and mix well. Use a craft stick to apply the paint and mixing medium to the paper. Continue to paint using the craft stick to create texture and movement. Make swirls and build up the texture with the paint and craft stick. Apply a heavy coat of paint and mixing medium because it will reduce in size a little as it dries.
Students can use Crayola Pearl Mixing Medium directly on the paper with a craft stick to create added texture and highlights.
When children are finished with paintings, let dry overnight.
Mount the finished print onto a piece of construction paper with a Crayola Glue Stick.
Provide time for students to discuss the story their illustrations tell.
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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