Students that finished early had the opportunity to create a spooky spider web. First, they drew a web on their white paper using a white crayon. It was challenging to see what they were drawing! A spider was added using a black crayon. Cool color watercolors were painted right over the top of their drawing and their web and spider appeared! This is called wax-resist.
2nd Grade students started with a piece of tin foil to create a form of a person and manipulated the arms and legs to show movement. The next art class, we paper mached to create a hard and paintable surface. Students made it look more realistic by adding paint and a base. This was the second time this class has used paper mache and they did an excellent job smoothing out the surface. Great Job, second graders!
Lesson idea from 2 Peas and a Dog