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Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Scarecrows

Grade 1 students drew these adorable scarecrow faces. 
I used the wonderful scarecrow created by Kathy from "Art Projects for Kids" as my inspiration. 
Check out the link HERE. I felt it was perfect for this age group.

To begin, I talked about scarecrows with the kids. I asked them what they were, what they knew about them, what their purpose is, and what they are made out of, etc. 

As a starting point, each student received white paper a circle (head) drawn on it. This is so kids don't draw the head too small. I find at this young age (6) that tends to be a problem; having this simple starting point also helps the students who struggle with drawing. 
From there, students added a hat, the facial features (simple shapes) and the upper body. 
Students could add any additional details or a background.
They then outlined all their pencil lines with a black marker.

For colouring, we used chalk pastels. I did a quick demo and then the kids went at it. It was quite messy (chalk pastel tends to go over all their sleeves and front of shirts no matter how careful they are, so beware!!) Some chose to go somewhat realistically and others mixed colours together randomly. A lot of the girls added 'long hair'. haha!
They all asked while I was drawing my demo: "Can I make mine look like a girl?"
Ta da! 



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