Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mixed Up Animals- 2nd Grade

This is a project my second graders always love. For this project, I handed out lots of photos of animals. Then I told students to choose three of them. The students were to take those three animals and combine them into one Very Mixed Up Animal. I have posted on this project before, but I just love the results every time. To begin, I had the students draw their animal in pencil. Students then drew the habitat which the animal lives. I tell them that it could live anywhere, even space. After this, students outline everything with a black crayon. The animals were colored with oil pastel, and the background painted with water colors. This project is perfect for second grade. It really works well with their wild imaginations! :)

1 comment:

  1. I've done this type of project too, with my first graders in the spring, but your posting has reminded me that I haven't done it for a while. I handed out cards with the names of animals, not pictures, but I think the pictures really would help. I always liked having he kids make a name for the animal by combo-ing the two names. I think with my wild animal theme this year it would be a fun lesson to bring back, complete with photos of zebras and giraffes etc. Thanks for the inspiration!