This idea for this project comes from Young School Art Blog. These sweet sculptures were so fun to make!
We began by reading the story Jump Frog Jump and talking about a frog’s habitat. In the picture below, they are practicing making scalloped and wavy lines on the back of their paper with black crayon. Once they got the hang of it, they used a white oil pastel to create lines on the other side of the paper. Then they pained over their lines with blue and aqua tempera cakes. The reveal of the white lines was so magical!
The next week, students cut their water into strips ad created waved by gluing them to blue construction paper. This was a but tricky, especially if too mush glue was used but everyone was able to make it work. Students also received 4 pieces of green paper. They cut a circle out first and then cut a triangle into the circle to create a lily pad.
The third week, students drew, traced, colored, and cut out a frog.
We did a step-by step drawing like this:
The frog was glued onto one of the lily pads. Torn tissue paper was crumpled to create ‘flowers’ on the other lily pads.
I am so thrilled with how these turned out! The process was so much fun, the kids were engaged with painting, building, and drawing. Mixed media projects are the best!
❤ Mrs. K
p.s. Why is a frog always happy?
They eat whatever bugs them!! 😛