Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Printed Polar Bears

Polar Bear Printmaking

Printing with marshmallows? Whaaaaat???

 Polar Bear Printmaking

With kindergarteners?

 Polar Bear Printmaking

And they didn't even try and eat the paint covered marshmallows?

 Polar Bear Printmaking

Yep. It's possible and nope they did not try to eat the paint covered marshmallows.

 Polar Bear Printmaking

 Of course we DID have to promise them clean marshmallows to eat when they were all done.

 Polar Bear Printmaking

But it was worth it because they came out pretty darn cute. And they loved trying to get teachers and other students to guess what "art tool" they used to make them.

 Polar Bear Printmaking

 MATERIALS:
9x12 construction paper
tempera paint (white & black)
crayons (blues, white)
white glue
glitter
large marshmallows

I demonstrated as we went along together in the project. First we drew a large oval. We added crayon snowflakes around the oval. Then we dipped the marshmallow end in our white paint and first we went around and covered up our crayon oval with marshmallow prints. That made it easy for them to then fill in the oval. We made some egg shapes off the top of the oval for ears. Then we put our marshmallow in the black paint and made one print each for the nose, eyes, and inside the ears. Then I showed them how to dip their finger in the black paint and make almond shapes around their eye prints and a mouth shape underneath their nose print. After the paint dried they could then use white glue to make some shapes or dots in the background and they sprinkled glitter on those. Easy, cute and the yummiest printmaking tool out there!

 Polar Bear Printmaking

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