Trees in Snow

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This lesson was done with preschool and TK. I am sure is could be adapted for other ages. For this lesson, we used a printing technique done with scraps of cardboard and tempera paint.

To begin, we used some clean room paper that was donated to our class. It is a pale blue color and has a thicker yet smoother texture than that of construction paper.

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Students first cut white paper for their snow. I drew wiggly lines on a rectangle strip of paper that they then cut. This was for the 4’s. For the 3’s who had not yet begun scissor skills, they used the other half of the cut paper leftover from the 4’s.

You’ll see I use plates of glue for my students. This reduces the amount of glue used and aids in eye-hand coordination.

adding snow

The next step was to create the tree trunk. I demonstrated then students dipped the long edge of a cardboard rectangle into brown paint. We talked about trees being tall so most students did the trees all the way to the top edge of the paper.

printing the trunk

Once they had the trunks, we swapped for green paint and they created their trees.

printing the green green printing green leaves

After the trees were printed, students could go back and add snow drops to their art.

adding snow drops         

 

 

 

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