Winter Bird Art Lesson | Deep Space Sparkle
Create a wonderful winter bird in birch trees with this lesson using simple painting supplies. Great for second graders, students work with watercolors,
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Winter Birch Trees
This one is so simple--just strips of masking tape and then dark blue watercolor with some salt sprinkled over it. After it dries you take off the tape, paint on the moon with white paint and use watered down blue watercolor to put shadows and lines on the trees. Here's the original idea at Art Projects for Kids. I like hers much better...almost enough to re-do mine! (My salt did something very different so I didn't add the white snow dots.)
In Florida, we're TORN about winter! I mean, we want it to get colder....but we also enjoy playing with Christmas gifts outside in our warm weather! My third graders created these beautiful snowy silhouettes, though, and I wanted to share them! First, I gave them blue, purple, and white paints (no water, I wanted the paint to mix on their brushes) and had them create a background. Most turned out stripe-y. On Day 2, I gave them a 4x18 strip of white paper and had them tear the long edge off…