This kindergarten lesson was a summary of the seven art elements (line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space) that have been introduced to kindergartners this year. They used scrap paper, oil pastels, cotton balls, chalk, and tin foil. We practiced tracing, cutting, gluing, blending, and ripping. (This really was quite a review lesson for these kiddos!) Their projects turned out wonderful! I love the discussions that I overheard in some of the classes too. One student explained to another student what "space junk" was (surprised me that she already knew about that!). Many students chose specific planets to draw in the background (Saturn and Mars seemed to be their favorites.) Students also looked at photographs of nebulae, and were asked to create their own in their pictures. Just beautiful. They are very creative kids, these kindergartners. :)
This was one of those projects that caused crazy, cluttered tables.
I am a K - 5th grade art teacher at Wilson Creek Elementary and Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. I am also a mother of two little girls (who share my love of art)!