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SUNSET SILHOUETTES

TP Roll Snowman

Level: ECE, Primary, Junior
Grades: PreK - Gr 5 | Age: 2-11yrs | Written by: Beth Elzinga
[Beth is an art educator from Champlain Valley Christian School/North Country Christian Academy in Ferrisburgh, VT. ]
Summary:

A lovely way to create a nativity scene for Christmas.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Wet paper down with the sponge and water.
  2. Paint entire paper using the sunset colors. Lightest at the bottom to darkest at the top. Because the paper is wet the colors will blend together. Let dry completely.
  3. Create a sillhouette by cutting an image out of black construction paper.
  4. To make this a Christmas theme, take a nativity pattern (I drew my own, but you can find patterns on calendars, clip art, computer, coloring books...etc.), and place on top of the black construction paper. Carefully cut out the pattern and construction paper together.

  5. Glue the silhouette on to the sunset painting.
  6. I have also used chalk for this project. Either way it is quite striking when completed.


Image: Art Expressions of Imagination



Recommended Books/Products:

175 Easy to Do Christmas Crafts
by: Sharon Dunn Umnik
The crafts in this book are great. There are so many projects in this book that everyone is bound to find one they like. Some are so simple that they are almost ridiculus. Even if you do not think you are a crafty person you will find a craft you can do in this book. As a pre-school teacher I have used various crafts in this book as patterns for larger or more detailed class projects. This is a great buy at a good price.
(Review courtesy amazon.com)



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