Monday, April 20, 2015

Art in 30: Watercolor Ladybugs

I've been asked how I'm able to do arts and crafts in my classroom. I say, "It's easy!" Art activities don't have to take a lot of time. They can be done in less than 30 minutes!

Kids love art and they look forward to it. If kids look forward to something you'll have their attention all day long.

This activity only took about twenty minutes. Quick, yet artsy!

What you'll need:
-6"x9" inch piece of white construction paper for each child (watercolor paper is better, but this works)
-7"x10" inch piece of construction paper in a different color for matting
-black crayons
-black Sharpies

Using a pencil, have students draw a large oval for the ladybug's body. Then have the students draw a line down the center of the body. Add a half circle for the head, antennae, and six legs. There you go!

Now have the students outline the ladybug with a black Sharpie. Color the spots and head with a black crayon. If you only have a few Sharpies, have the others color while they are waiting.
Paint the ladybug with the watercolors.
Let the ladybug dry for a few minutes (I read a book to pass the time).
Paint the background green to look like the ladybug is sitting on a leaf.
And now you have a beautiful ladybug!
Mat each students' painting on a larger piece of construction paper. Hang and let others wonder how you do it!


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