Back to school art project

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    Anyone have a cute back to school art project that my second graders can do and I can hang in my hallway so other teachers can ooh and aww about?
     
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    I usually do glyphs. If you PM me with a e-mail address I can send.

    I also read Elmer, by David McPhee and then the kids make an Elmer that we hang up. (It's about a colorful elephant who wants to be like everyone else, rolls in gray berries then realizes that life is boring-no laughter, etc. ... basically, he realizes that you should be yourself and enjoy who you are).
     
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    this year, i read "bad case of stripes" and we talked about being ourselves and being kind to those that were a little different. then i blew up a picture of the kids (we have an internet system that has their picture on it with their info) and they decorated the picture like the main character in the book. they kids thought it was cool.

    the kids that were new this year, they got to decorate ME! :)

    LC
     
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    anyone ever do a back to school crayon resistant project using water paints?
     
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    That's what I usually do! This year I am going to do paper squares and we will hang them up like a quilt on the window so the light shines through them.
     
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    how do you exactly do it?
     
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    also can my students do a about me glyph in crayon and then go over it with water paints and it will be cute? I have never done this technique before.
     
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    Why don't you ask your art teachers?
     
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    Unfortunately I am the art teacher as well as the reading teacher, math teacher.....
     
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    If you use oil crayons, the kids won't have to push as hard with the crayon, and the resist will look even brighter. That's what I usually use when I do watercolor resists. :)
     
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    thanks for everyone's help in this thread!
     

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