This is a fun and relatively simple Easter project I did with my Grade 7 students. It's the classic 'chalk pastel on black paper' project that yields such great results. I've used this technique with Halloween pumpkins as well. I find students really love this project.
Here's how we made these:
First, students 'drew' easter eggs directly with clear glue (Elmers) onto black construction paper. They had to have at least two eggs and they needed to overlap in order to give a sense of space. They could add any extra details they wanted (ie: grass, bunny, chick, basket, sun, spring flowers, etc.) I tell students to always have the tip of the glue bottle touching the paper for more control and not to have any super small shapes as the glue will just end up bleeding together into a blob.
Let these dry flat overnight.
Detail of the clear glue- it will, though, dry flat and super shiny.
Next, we colour these with chalk pastels. I demonstrate how to achieve a 3-D look using lighters colours in the middle of the egg and darker colours around the edges.
Mix colours and blend with your finger or paper towel.
Colouring the eggs... Once the entire picture is coloured, use a small damp paintbrush to clean off all the glue lines to make them nice and black and shiny again.
Once they are all colored in, if you have access to a laminator, it would be great if you could laminate them all in order to protect them. Chalk pastel is sooooo smeary and I've yet to find a decent spray fixative that actually works- if any art teachers out there have suggestions of a good brand, please let me know!!
|LOVE the long grass with it's highlights in this one.|