Friday, January 19, 2018

Stamped Snowflakes

First graders learned all about snowflakes in the art room.  I read the book, Snowflake Bentley.  We learned how snowflakes form, that they are six-sided crystals, and that no two are alike.  I love integrating art, science, and language.
They started by applying white tempera paint to the edge a popsicle stick and stamping it six times to make the arms of the snowflake.  Then they used foam shapes mounted to wood blocks, lasagna noodles, and marker caps to stamp more shapes on each arm. Students thought about radial symmetery while applying shapes. I put wet sponges in the tray so they could blot off the excess paint when they were done stamping with each item.

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