Monday, June 25, 2012

Falling Into the Lost & Found

After reading Lost & Found, from our Houghton Mifflin Reading series, my 3rd graders drew pictures of themselves falling into the lost & found.  The idea was inspired by the awesome watercolors displayed in the blog Oodles of Art , Falling Back in Space Portraits.

  Our crayon drawings were done during the first few weeks of school and I was amazed at how hard the class worked on their individual projects.  The paper was quite large, 18"x24".  Often kids balk at coloring  even an 8 1/2"x 11" sheet of paper, but everyone was eager to work on this.  Kids traced their hands & feet and I cut out an oval they could trace to determine the size of the face.

  It would be cute to have "stuff"dumped in the lost & found in the background, but they were ready to be finished by the time they got to this part. 

Love the hair!

The boys seemed to think that lips looked feminine & preferred to draw big empty holes for mouths

You sometimes have that one child who has skills way beyond his/her years!

No comments:

Post a Comment