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Winter Mittens

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Kindergartners made mittens just in time for winter! We began with Carousel Painting using tints and shades of primary colors. Folding the paper into 6 stripes was kind of tricky but kinders made it work.

Am I turning into the elementary art class version of Tim Gunn? Possibly. Have I been watching a lot of Project Runway lately? Absolutely. Anyhow. . . carry on!

Day two was spent cutting out a mitten shape and using oil pastels to create patterns in the stripes.


Now before any haters decide to hate about the use of a TEMPLATE (HOW COULD YOU MS. K?!?!) I strongly urge those haters to get a group of 25 five year olds (with limited language abilities) to cut a mitten out that is both the correct shape and size. I never really understood why people have such issues about using template for little kids; it makes things a lot easier for them which in turn allows them to have ownership over their work and ultimately make them feel empowered as artists.

Why so serious? 

The next step was to glue down the mittens onto construction paper and add cotton balls as warm fuzzy texture. Q-tips dipped in white paint created snow and crayons were used to draw the animals from The Mitten. This folktale has beautiful illustrations and the kids loved identifying and describing all of the animals in the story.

The Mitten

The mittens look so cute! I love the amount of details the patterns and animals created. Great job kindergarteners!

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

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