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Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter Cardinals

We are doing a one day painting of a winter cardinal right now. The kids did an AWESOME job today!

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There is a certain cardinal that you might have heard of…I ‘m sure…that the kids know very well, and were very excited to talk about. They made the connection very quickly. I did not even bring it up!

angry bird

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We started with a simple line drawing with black permanent marker. I modeled it with them, and they watched a video on youtube. We looked at lots of images of cardinal paintings.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZvacOMSis0&feature=related

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They had to make the sky light blue by using lots of water, and dotted the snow at the very end

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I did this with EVERY grade level…and they all did great! Here are some kindergarten examples below!

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10 comments:

  1. These are beautiful!!
    Keri
    www.texasartteacher.com

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  2. I always LOVE looking at your blog, and I really think these winter cardinals are awesome! I don't consider birds an easy thing to draw but these should be on the front of Christmas cards! Love it!

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  3. Thanks Brianna! The kids did so good on these I wanted to laminate them! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  4. I love these.. thanks for the video link!

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  5. Love these guys. I am going to do this with my 1/2 split class for their Christmas presents for their parents. Thanks for the great examples!

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  6. Just finished your birds with my class and they turned out beautiful. I put some on my blog if you care to peak. thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. I have so many questions for you. I love your blog and incredible art ideas!!! What kind of paper did you use? Is that water color?? Is there anywhere on this site that gives step by step directions?? I would love to do this type of stuff with my 3rd graders. Thanks!

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  8. Think your work is great. The choice of activity seems to reflect a respect for nature and living creatures and think this is critical when working with children. Thank you.

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  9. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your cardinal project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/winter-cardinal-painting/

    Thanks for another awesome project idea!

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