Friday, October 9, 2009

Winter Birch Trees with Warm or Cool Skies

Yet another wonderful idea from Deep Space Sparkle! My 2nd and 3rd graders first chose whether they wanted a warm or a cool sky. We went over again what exactly this meant. After decoupaging the ripped tissue sky onto our 11X14 posterboard, they cut birch tree shapes out of white card stock. They were encouraged to vary the lengths and the widths to give the winter forest some dimension. Shadows and details were added and then the trees glued to the background. Lastly they painted diagnal shadows cast from the trees and optionally some growth from the snow. I think the results are so striking.

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