Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K -5 | Age: 5 -11yrs | Written by: Jennifer Nilsson
[Jennifer is a teacher from St. Paul School, Laval Quebec]
Students can decorate kite shapes as they learn about flying kites.
What You Need:
- For the students to use all of the shapes that they know in order to decorate their kites.
- To have the students use different art techniques in one art project.
- Also good for improving cutting skills.
What You Do:
- white drawing paper - (you may wish to pre-trace a kite shape on the paper)
- construction paper
- paper scraps (eg. wallpaper)
- waxed crayons
- water colour paints
- paint brushes
- Read a book about shapes or talk about the different shapes that are found in the classroom.
- Draw many different shapes inside the kite shape on the white paper with crayons.
- Make sure that the shapes are coloured in.
- Paint over the shapes with water colour paints ( use many different colours of paint)
- Let dry, cut out the kite shape.
- This will be the first side of the kite.
- The second side is made out of construction paper.
- Glue the white paper to the construction paper and cut out the kite shape one last time.
- Cut out different shapes from the paper scraps and glue them to the construction paper side.
- When all of this is done, it is time to make the kite's tail.
- A piece of string and different coloured pieces of streamer secured by a staple to the kite's bottom ( tie a knot for extra security)
- Punch a hole at the top and hang from the ceiling.
- The kites look so pretty twirling around.
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