Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, December 15, 2017

Lots Of Clay Ornaments To Help Us All Celebrate The Holidays (Thanks, Cathy!)

This is such a rewarding lesson to teach. I am so impressed with some of the glazing from Cathy's students. I know I used to do this lesson each year when I taught lower school classes. I can't tell you the amount of times this year that I am tagged on Facebook thanking me for the memories from Art that makes your heart swell!
What did we use:
Clay fired at 04 and 06
Cookie Cutters
Stroke N Coat Glaze
Slab Roller
*yes, our kiln has been on for 3 straight weeks!!!
Students were given the option:
Standard hanger
Wire and Beads
Pipe Cleaners

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Other places to learn about making clay ornaments:
Happy Holidays - 1969
Thanks, Cathy for sharing with us! Appreciate it =)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Santa Hat Challenge

The Santa Hat Challenge was a fun art activity.  I thought it would be a quick project, but the kids decided differently.  I loved seeing the kids get so involved with a project.

With this project, I had showed the kids a picture of Andy Warhol's Santa hat.  Of course, we talked about Andy the artist.

Then, I told them to build art around a Santa hat.


Here is one of my Christmas favs!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let It Snow....

As we were winding down our Q2 classes, I thought this would be a fun lesson to review many watercolor techniques. I used this handout from Teachers Pay Teachers to have many visuals for my students. I think next time when I teach this lesson I will maybe have the students put Frosty in front of a famous Starry Night! We were in between the final lesson of the quarter as we had just finished clay and paper mache. Just a fun lesson to do in class as the kids are gearing up for exams and the excitement of the holidays.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Christmas Nativity Manger Scene Ornament

For some reason, I decided that it would be a good idea to do ornaments with 1st thru 5th grade.  It was a good idea, but it sure made us have to work hard during art!


I drew a circle on the paper with a pencil.
I told the kids to work within the circle.
I shared some pictures of different nativities and angels.
The kids penciled on a square sheet of paper within the circle.
The kids painted.
The kids cut the ornament into a circle.
I hot glued.
Fun ornament to decorate a tree!


Here's Elvis singing "Silent Night".


Monday, December 11, 2017

A Little Birdy Told Me....

This is a lesson that I found and taught right before exams. I think the results are pretty cool!
Teachers Pay Teachers had this lesson and I am glad that I ran across it!
Happy Happy Merry Merry and all that JAZZ! 1969

Friday, December 8, 2017

Having Fun with Ed Heck Christmas Frens!

What better Christmas project for 4th grade than Ed Heck fun characters!  Interested in another Ed Heck project, click HERE!


I introduced the kids to Ed Heck and his cool art!
The kids chose a character.
The kids drew the character.
The kids painted.
The kids outlined.