The Snowy Day Art Gallery
These are some photos of art work with a winter theme that our class made this year.
These pictures actually look quite beautiful. The photo doesn't do them justice. To make these I traced the outline of Peter from Ezra Jack Keat's The Snowy Day. I traced two different outlines and let the children choose which one they wanted to do. See below. On sky blue paper I had the children draw the rolling line for snow with a black crayon. Then they colored the snow with a white crayon. They colored the Peter outline red since he wears a red snowsuit in the story and glued it on to their picture. Then they drew a stick in Peter's hand or footprints depending on which scene they were illustrationg. Lastly I glued Epsom Salts over the snow. You can dilute the salts in hot water and paint it over for a glistening effect but I actually liked the crunchy, icy looking snow effect. If you want to do the glistening effect don't have the children color the snow white.
This snowflake is easy enough for Kindergarteners to make. Use a coffee filter and fold in half and then in half again. Have the children cut triangle shapes out from each side.
The students create this symmetrical snowflake with watercolors and lots of water! After they dry they can be cut in to more of a snowflake shape if desired.
We made these rainbow snowmen and the snowflakes above around Martin Luther King's holiday stressing that although the snowmen and snowflakes were all different colors and designs -they were all beautiful.