I found a cool project to do with my art students in the book, Adventures in Mixed Media by Jane Davies. First, I made scribble painted paper and after it dried, I made these cute bird ornaments. My art club kids made the paper in one afternoon and the next meeting we made the birds. My friend, Sherrill, had her 3rd graders make them out of scrapbook patterned papers. She made sure the wings contrasted with the bodies and they turned out adorable.
The kids thought my face on the bird looked a little creepy. But, given the choice to add their face, many of them decided to go for it. You can make the bird's eye on one side and add a face on the other and hang it either way!
I seem to have joined the blog party at a very late date, but here I go! I am a lifelong artist who has dabbled in too many art forms to list. I now consider myself a mixed-media/ altered artist who mixes canvas, paper, fabric and paint. I love to use vintage found objects as well as photos in my work. I teach second grade full-time and my husband teaches high school English. I have a 16 year old son at home, a 24 year old in living in CT, two grown stepkids and two lovable yellow labs who think they run the place. I hope to share my art and ideas with like-minded positive people!
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