I've started my 'winter holiday' type lessons this past week as there tends to be so many missed classes and interruptions due to the busy nature of our school in December.
My Grade 4's created these carolers out of construction paper. I've been wanting to try out this lesson for ages and finally got around to it. I found it HERE on the wonderfully charming Catalonian art blog "Plastiquem".
I laid out my 'multicultural' construction paper (I use Pacon brand) for the student's faces.
I also laid out smaller pieces of hair colours (blonde, shades of brown and black).
I made a template for the face shape (simple circle), toque, sweater and two mitts. The kids designed patterns for their own sweater, toque and mitts using markers. They cut out the face template and traced it onto their chosen skin colour and cut that out. Once everything was coloured and carefully cut out, they glued it onto black construction paper (night sky). They added hair under their toque.
Then they drew on their faces (simple, cartoon-y style) using a black marker.
I had small photocopies made of "Jingle Bells" sheet music. They folded that in half and glued it under their mittens. One very perceptive student asked, "Why is the sheet music facing outwards? Shouldn't it be facing inwards so they can read it?" hahaha- good point!
They added a pom- pom on their toque if they wanted.
Once everything was glued down nicely, they added snow in the night sky using
the end of a thin paintbrush dipped in white tempera paint.
I think they all look adorable!