All over the world of Art Teacher blogs I see classes drawing nutcrackers. I thought drawing and coloring a nutcracker picture would be a very nice last class before Christmas break. This week we only did half-hour classes to accomodate a gift exchange, pizza instead of our usual sack lunches, and LOTS of playtime. The day was festive!
I demonstrated nutcracker drawing techniques, using this lesson from Art Projects for Kids.(Kathy has 3 other nutcracker posts showing nutcrackers colored with oil pastels, watercolors, crayons - all pretty!) We outlined with black Sharpie or black Slick Stix, then colored them with Slick Stix. Nice results!
Here are some other Nutcracker art lesson links:
Art Project Girl
Georgetown Elementary Art Blog
Fantastic Dots in Grade 1
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