Wednesday, January 22, 2014

“Ants at a Picnic” Weaving Project

This is a 3-day project for 2nd graders.

Day One:

For this mixed media project, we started by weaving the ‘tablecloth’. I had pre-cut strips of white paper and the kids cut their own looms from the red paper.

Day Two:

We talked about healthy foods vs. junk foods and drew some of our favorite foods. They drew with a black crayon on half-sheets of white paper. Here’s where the fun starts…we started by adding color with oil pastel, then we used BABY OIL with q-tips to blend the colors. These look awesome!

Day Three:

We cut out our food, made a plate by tracing a butter lid on black paper and put everything together.

They created a 3-D drink (with a straw!) and silverware.

Optional: Adding black ants crawling all over their picnic.



The easy way….Baby oil in trays on each table with q-tips. The kids are pretty good about keeping their hands clean and keeping oil off the table.


Here’s some of our finished products…but I don’t want to give too much away since these masterpieces are going in our art show!


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