Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hunderwasser-ish flowers

It's Dec 20th and we're still in school.  I am insane with jealousy over the lovely Christmas and winter projects that everyone has done over the last few weeks.  No Christmas here (in school anyway...).  So that's where I am.  Hunderwasser video here....we started with that, did a pattern/lines  with Sharpie on watercolor paper and then painted with florescent colors.  Chopped up that painting with "circle-ish" shapes and added some shading to the stems (painted with green florescent paint) with cray-pas.

Ta-da! One more day until the holidays...


  1. Even if you don't have snow where you are, you could still do snow or Christmas projects to give the kids a global perspective :). I have done a lot of snow projects recently, but I added a tropical project with palm trees for my 4th graders to teach them about color. We certainly don't have palm trees here in Indiana, but the students got a glimpse of what Christmas looks like in Hawaii.

  2. Thanks so much for your comment Jessica! You're right, giving those kids a global perspective is vital-- as a matter of fact it's cornerstone of the PYP program. Here in Saudi however, when it comes to anything having to do with religion...we have to tread VERY lightly. This story is from the Sudan but it could easily have happened here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7112929.stm

    Next year: definitely a snow project or two!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!