Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

We are leaving the year of the dragon and entering the year of the snake.  Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese culture.  It's a time of new beginnings and starting fresh.  This inspired a really fun drawing lesson for 3rd graders - dragons.  We looked at many pictures of Asian dragons from China, Japan and Korea.  We even watched a video where a street vendor in China makes a dragon of melted sugar in about two minutes - it was amazing!  For our project, we made sure to include scales, spikes, claws, four legs, sharp teeth, and a long serpent body.  The materials used were metallic colored pencils and 12X18 black construction paper.

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