Kid's Art Projects

For the last month my weekly kids have been working on their latest art project.  I took photos of each one of them.  They had to use their photo as the focal point of their piece.

We collaged the canvas and then they had to draw themselves as something, anything.  We painted over the collage to outline who or what they were going to be.  Then they added shaded outlines in the background and some paint lines and dots.

After they were happy with the background, they then embellished their picture to create the scene.

I had all kinds of junk for them to pull from. 

When they were done embellishing they had to come up with a phrase or word to finish the piece.

They had such fun making their art and I had as much fun helping them with their ideas.

These are the finished projects:

                                                   He wanted to be a rainbow, age 5.

 She wanted to be a flower and came up with the rhyme roses are red and changed it on her own. Age 8.

                                                      She wanted to be a Hot Dog. Age 6

                                                           Here is a princess.  Age 10

He wanted to be a bottle of ketchup.  Our dog had two squeaky toys she never plays with so we washed them up and attached them to the picture.  The phrase is actually his last name. age 7.

                   Here we have a minion playing sports and holding his bottle of jelly.  Age 6.

This one has the most three dimensional aspects.  Age 10.

Another fairy tale princess. Age 11

A sweet angel  age 9.

                                                      This one is fun and happy.  Age 13.

I look at these pictures and can't stop smiling.  The biggest thing for me is that the kids create with joy and abandon and I just try to keep them going in a forward motion.


kath001 said...

That is so cool! Those children must love you!

Stephanie said...

What a fun idea! Your kids must have a blast in their art class with such a delightful teacher.

Happy Monday! Hugs!

Laurie said...

CatieAn, these are just too precious! They are very creative and fun. I bet my grandchildren would enjoy doing one of these projects...and it would give me a deeper insight to how they see themselves. I'm so glad you shared them with us.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Cute as can be ---- and so very creative! Wonderful stuff here.

Sarah Huizenga said...

What a fun project. I love all their creative ideas!

Art and Sand said...

So fun!

This made me miss teaching and doing art with my students. And, it made me miss doing my own crafts. I saw the doctor today and the surgery on my hand will be in the next 2-3 weeks. Hopefully by April I will be crafty again.

Veronica Roth said...

Those are beyond cute. I'll send the page link to my daughter as my granddaughter's birthdays are coming up.

yaya said...

What a fun project! The idea would work great for birthday parties or cousin get togethers at family reunions..whatever! Your blog is very fun and I appreciate your visit to mine! Have a good week!

J said...

That's the best kind of art - baskets of supplies and unlimited creativity! I like how the children's faces are part of their work too!

heather gilmour said...

How fun! Great way to keep kids busy and entertained!

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