Our Monsters

A few weeks ago I was browsing through the Deep Space Sparkle website and found this book.
I’ve been struggling to come up with NEW art lessons, since moving to first grade.  I taught my favorite art lessons to my kindergartners last year, so I’m having to be creative this year.  Deep Space Sparkle has been my best friend, in the art department lately.  Here is the art project that was suggested on the website, to go along with the book.
We started by drawing an outline of our monsters, using the monsters in the book as our example.  Then we added texture to our monsters with different painting sponges.  After they dried, we cut them out and added a few features with paper.
Drawing and painting the cityscape was my favorite part.  We drew building and added windows with oil pastel.  Then we used a crayon resist technique to fill in the sky and other colors.
Fum, Fi, Fo, Fee… Monster’s don’t eat broccoli!
It was a fun project to do on Halloween.  It took quite a bit of time, since there were so many steps.  The kids learned about texture, collage, using oil pastels, and what the crayon resist techinque is.  I’d say that’s a pretty productive use of art time.
Hope you had a happy Halloween!


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