I had a fun week of lessons with the students. I had the fourth grade class on Wednesday and I promised them if we finished our first lesson we could do a fun Christmas project after. Well of course we finished and got to do the below project. I usually do this with the 8th graders but wanted to see how my fabulous 4th graders would do. I love this project for two reasons it gets you into the holiday spirit with words that inspire and create fun and joy. It takes minimal materials (oil pastels and black 12 x 18 construction paper). Hope you have some fun with your students or kids with this project.
Sketching and using proportions for layout and design.
- Black 12 x 18 construction paper
- Oil pastel sets of 16 colors (craypas)
Start by having students discuss words that are inspirational to them at Christmas. Show picture of sample like JOY, PEACE, etc. Make their art with 5 loops and 11 light bulbs to make it include math. Then remind them not to do bulb the same color as background or it will disappear. Fun holiday project with some great words.