K CHARLEY HARPER CARDINALS IN FLIGHT

21 Feb

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For this Kindergarten lesson, I introduced it pretty much the same as this Charley Harper inspired cardinal project my 2nd graders just did. The birds were simplified a bit differently, and the Kinders had to use their folding, cutting, and direction-following skills to turn their circles into a cardinal in flight. We viewed photos of actual birch bark, noticing how the texture was made up of many lines and was black and white in color. They used recycled cardboard pieces to print their birch texture paper. After cutting their paper into strips to create a forest, assembling their birds, and adding some snow dots, their bright and cheery cardinals were finished.

These are right outside the art room and I love looking at them each day! My little ones really worked hard on these.

Inspired by this project found on ARTASTIC! and an awesome art project seen at our annual district art show from my art teacher friend Julia’s talented kiddos.

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3 Responses to “K CHARLEY HARPER CARDINALS IN FLIGHT”

  1. wendy kogler October 7, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    can you describe how used cardboard for printing??? thank you.
    wendyadoula@gmail.com

  2. Heather November 22, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I would like to know the same thing 🙂 How did you use the cardboard for printing? Thanks!
    Heatherliscomb@gmail.com

    • colorsofmyday December 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      I apologize for not answering this sooner–to use cardboard for printing the trees, just cut it down into small rectangles then dip it into black paint. The kids can stamp or drag it across the paper to create a bark-like texture. Hope this helps!

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