Developmental Art

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  1. diggerdeb

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    We have about 30 days of Pre-K left. I thought it would be great to finish the year with a different art experience for each letter of the alphabet. Then I could put all the pieces together to create an end of the year book.

    I will use a half sheet of contruction paper for each letter. Like...A is for apple printing. B is for bubble blowing. C is for cutting. Then the child could glue a label on each page for the student to read. The label would say....Q is for quarter rubbing.


    Please help me create a list of developmental art idea.

    A IS FOR APPLE PRINTING.
    B IS FOR BUBBLES, bungee painting, balloon prints ( bungee painting is an idea from Bev Bos that she called nylon sock drop. Put 1-2 cups of sand/rice/beans in a knee-high stocking. Tie a knot to trap the sand... in the toe. Dip the stocking in paint and bounce it on the paper. Boing-boing-boing. The kids love it. )
    C IS FOR CUTTING, car tracks, charcoal drawings,cotton balls
    D drawing, dog bone prints
    E egg paints, eye dropper, easel painting
    F fish prints, fingerpaints, feather painting, fold over, paint with feet
    G green (mix yellow & blue), gobs of green glitter glue
    H hand prints, hearts
    I ink drawing, painting with colored ice cubes
    J jello painting
    K key prints, kool aid, kisses
    L lines, leaf prints. little to large
    M marble painting, marshmellow printing, markers,melted crayons
    N numbers, noodle art
    O ovals, orange (red & yellow)
    P purple (red & blue) plexiglas prints
    Q IS FOR QUARTER RUBBING, q-tip painting
    R rubber stamps, rectangles, rainbows
    S stickers, stencils, sequins, scratch art,sponge painting, string painting, sand art, spinart
    T tissue collage, tearing, triangles, toothbrush painting
    U upside down drawing
    V veggie prints, vehicle tracks,
    W wax resist, watercolor
    X marks the spot
    Y yarn
    Z zig zag, zebra stripes

    I will try to put everyones ideas together so we can all share the list. BUT FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE THIS INTO YOUR REPLY THAN ADD YOUR IDEAS TO THE LIST. Thank you.:thumb:
     
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  3. czacza

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    M...Marble painting (dip marbles in paint, put paper on tray, tip tray around so marble rolls...leaving paint trails)

    T...Tissue collage


    R...Rubber stamps


    W...Wax resist


    S...Stencils


    F...Fish prints...sorry...couldn't resist...do a thread search above for that one!:eek::D:lol:
     
  4. dizzykates

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    I really like this idea!
     
  5. SamIAm

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    This is what I could think of on the fly. I don't know how good of artists your children are, but you could challenge them to draw things like snakes or dogs and use those as well. It just depends on your kids. Great idea!

    A IS FOR APPLE PRINTING.
    B IS FOR BUBBLES.
    C IS FOR CUTTING.
    D is for dog bone prints
    E
    F is for feather painting
    G is for green (mix yellow and blue)
    H is for heart (have them cut out hearts and paste them)
    I is for ink (fingerprints)
    J
    K
    L - Leaf prints
    M is for me (self portrait)
    N
    O is for orange (make orange from yellow and red)
    P is for purple (make purple from red and blue)
    Q IS FOR QUARTER RUBBING.
    R is for rainbows
    S
    T is for tearing (torn paper)
    U is for upside down drawing (laying on back)
    V
    W is for watercolor painting
    X is for X (have them draw x's)
    Y is for yarn (yarn painting or glued on paper)
    Z is for zebra strips (place masking tape on the paper. Have the kids paint then peel it off)
     
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    J - jello painting. I froze ice cubes with popsicle sticks in them and then allowed the children to paint with them. Sprinkle jello onto the paper and as the ice melts, the powder will mix with the water and make "paint".
    K - key prints. My kids loved this! Hot glue keys on an empty container so they can easily dip it in to paint.
    N- Noodle art. Either have them "paint" with cooked spaghetti noodles or have them glue different types of noodles on their paper
    S- sequin art. Let them make whatever they want using various sequins.
    V - vehicle tracks. They could drive different cars across their paper that were dipped into paint. Also could do vegetable prints.
     
  7. Maxadoodle

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    Some letters have multiple exciting art experiences, as you can see from other posts. I would like to add the following:

    B is for bungee painting and balloon prints
    C is for car tracks and charcoal drawings
    E is for egg paints and eye dropper painting
    F is for fingerpainting, fly-specking, and fold-over prints
    M is for melted crayons
    P is for Plexiglas prints
    Q is for Q-tip painting
    S is for scratch art
    V is for vegetable prints
    Y is for yarn painting

    By the way, we are doing the fish prints (gyotaku) this week. I am SO excited.
     
  8. mopar

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    C---collage, card making

    D---decoupage, dot painting

    E---Eggshell Mosaic Art, Egyptian Profile Pictures

    G---gilding, gouache, graffiti art, glue art

    H---Hand Art

    I---Illustration, Ink Drawing

    J---Jewel Art

    K---Key art

    N---Narrative Art, Naive Art

    O---Oil painting

    P---Photography Art, Point of View Art, Printmaking

    S---Sun prints

    U---Underpainting, Upside Down Drawing (try to draw a picture that is upside down)

    X---X-Ray painting

    Y---Y Tree Drawing

    Check out this website: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/early/grade_level.html
     
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    I want to thank you for starting this thread. I have been doing these ABC books for more years than I care to admit. Over the last two years I felt they were too crafty and not arty enough but parents beg me to keep doing them. I think this thread will spur me into doing them next year but changing the focus into what I think is more important - process oriented art. Thank you everyone for your ideas. I will contribute some in the next day or so but I am in the middle of (or more accurately procrastinating a research paper due tonight).
     
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    What a great idea! I am printing off your list and plan on adding your ideas into my curriculum next year. How fun!
     
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    Y is for Yarn printing. (Put a dollop of paint on paper. Lay yarn on top of it, with end hanging out. Fold paper in half, and pull the yard out. Open up and you have created a beautiful pattern.)
     
  12. diggerdeb

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    Any more K ideas. I don't think I want to key print.
     
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    K - Kaleidoscope collage
     
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    Could you do something with Kellogg's cereal?

    Maybe kernels of popcorn---you could put a paper in a box and a dollop of paint and then some kernels of popcorn. Then shake the box.

    Paint with different kinds of knobs? Or paint with their knuckles?

    Knife painting? They could paint with a plastic knife instead of a paint brush.
     
  15. WaProvider

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    Key painting isn't hard, and if it is too gooey hot glue the key to the base of an old block or wine cork.

    Or, put the keys under the piece of paper and rub the crayon over it.

    In my age group I couldn't use knife or knuckles or knob. The say /n/ , and the kaleidoscope collage sounds great and lovely (but we are licensed and can't have tiny things falling off our pages into the carpet).

    However, that said, I envy the schools and what they can do, I love those ideas. I really like the kaleidoscope one!

    We have used a lot of kite things for K? Would that work?
     
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    Maybe this is too much for preschool, but kinetic art? Art that moves?
     
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    Maxadoodle, what is bungee painting??
     
  18. Kat53

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    Kool-Aid art. Not really sure what I'd do with it but I'm sure the sugar free kind could be mixed with water and used as a dye.
     
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    OH I love that idea....kool aid
     
  20. lilkidteach

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    Kool-aid painting works well if you dissolve it in a little bit of hot water, then you can paint with it like water colors. When your done it's like scratch and sniff :)
     
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    You can also add koolaid to starch. Don't use the kind with sugar or you will be home to ants.
     
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    Wow scmom, what does it do in the starch. Funny story, my kids barely realize you can actually drink the kool aid. They ask what we are cooking, but they don't ask when is snack! I love it!
     
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    You can sprinkle kool aid on paper then spray it with water. It looks watercolorish.
     
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    liquid starch or cornstarch?
     
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    Liquid.

    I like spraying with water too.
     
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    Upsadaisy, bungee painting is an idea from Bev Bos that she called nylon sock drop. Put 1-2 cups of sand/rice/beans in a knee-high stocking. Tie a knot to trap the sand... in the toe. Dip the stocking in paint and bounce it on the paper. Boing-boing-boing. The kids love it.
     
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    s is for sponge painting, string painting, sand art, spinart
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    g is for glitter, glitter glue

    T is for toothbrush painting
    C is for cotton ball painting
    q is q-tip painting
    f is for finger painting
    i is for ice cube painting
     
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    Oh, that sounds like fun. Thanks, Maxadoodle.
     
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    I got it!!!!!

    K is for kisses! Give each child a chocolate kiss (I am aware of no allergies!) let child create with the foil wrapper. I could have extra pieces of foil to add to it also if desired.
     
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    the students books are looking great. Those who can are writing the words on each page. those who can't are gluing pre printed words on each page.
     

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