Monday, May 16, 2011

Festival Elephants


I first saw this idea over at Painted Paper: http://paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com/2010/10/festival-elephants-of-india.html and they reminded me of the fantastic elephants I saw at the Perahera Festival in Sri Lanka.

The project was done with PYR/Grade 1.  We traced elephants first and then outlined in thick permanent marker.  Then we used sponges and rollers with black and white paint to make the elephant skin-- lots of great discussions on texture.  After they were cut out, they had a blast decorating.  We used up a lot of old fabric that had been lying around the art room. 

Would have been a great Diwali project-- there's always next year!

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