Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Leo the Late Bloomer

My kindergarteners finished this art session with their take on the 1971 published, Leo the Late Bloomer. It's a cute story about Leo the tiger who is having a hard time learning to read, write and draw. But as his mother says, "a watched bloomer never blooms." In his time he learns to all the things the rest of the jungle animals can do.

Since we only had 1 hour to complete this project I gave everyone a head template to trace. From there we drew the rest of the tiger features step by step. After going over their tiger in permanent marker, they could add leaves, flowers, and butterflies with oil pastel. Lastly we used watercolor to paint our tigers orange and a blue wash for the sky.

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