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ART WITH MS K

Fluorescent Cacti with Pom-Poms

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This fun and fabulous project was inspired by @art_with_mia. This step-by-step project was pretty simple but it has a big wow factor.

We started off with a step-by-step drawing on 12×18 paper. Students drew the cactus shapes and added a horizon line and a sun or moon. They were careful to only draw a few detail lines so the next step would be easier.

After drawing with pencil, students traced over their lines with black tempera paint. They used their paintbrush to add spikes and prickles. The next week, students used fluorescent tempera paint to bring their compositions to life. After painting they glued on soft pom-poms. This lead to a great conversation about texture and contrast.

❤ Mrs. K

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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