Friday, April 8, 2011

The Creativity of Children

Just a quick post to show you what I've been up to with my art classes for the 3rd - 5th graders. The 3rd & 4th grade made "Explosion Flowers" and learned how to make a 3-dimensional flowers. We talked about the signs of spring, renewal and the beauty & diversity of God's creation. They all had fun making these projects. The 6th graders are still working on their projects... more on that one later.

I learned that they LOVE glitter...
and, also to use it outside!

I love the detail added to the leaves!

The 5th graders made "Loopy Birds". I love how these turned out! What expressions on the faces of the birds...I am inspired by their imaginations! We discussed spring, the habits of birds, rebirth and beauty in the natural world.


E.B. said...

I just love these, Amy! I might have to "appropriate" the idea!

amy said...

Please do, E.B.! These ideas are not my own, but have been found through a WEALTH of online art sites/blogs that freely share and encourage others to pass them on...Between these sources, my books and other artsy friends, I'll never run out of projects!

Have fun creating! = ' )

Merisi said...

Truly, kids' creativity and artistry is unmatched by most grownups. Thank you for sharing your students' work with us, they are an inspiration!

A wonderful day to you,

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