Art Inspiration: Shaving Cream Easter Eggs


 

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During my practicum I had the opportunity to do the art lessons with the students. They are the younger primary but I wanted to do something that was different and challenging with them. I wanted to do an art activity that had to do with a different medium, something other than paints, crayons or drawing. This was a simple art activity that would be utilized during Easter and incorporate spring colours or pastel colours. So I decided to incorporate a sensory aspect to the art activity. Therefore I decided on using a shaving cream activity I used many years ago.

Because it was my first few days back from the university strike I did not create a lesson plan but I did it off the top of my head. I not the Learning goals or success criteria but I did write down the steps and create a rubric for marking after.

 

Resources/Materials:

Craft Supplies – a tray or I used construction paper sheets, shaving cream, white construction paper or art paper, acrylic paints, a squeegee, I used a straw or you can use a paintbrush or Popsicle stick

(Warning this activity is messy, use a sheet to cover the table.)

Action: Step-by-Step

  1. Draw egg shapes on the white construction paper and have the students cut them out. Make sure they print their names on the back of the egg.
  2. Squirt enough shaving cream on the tray or sheet to be able to cover the surface.
  3. Have the students spread it around to make the surface relatively even, it won’t be smooth. (Essential questions ‘How does it feel on you hands? What does it smell like?’)
  4. Once you have your shaving cream evenly spread on the tray or sheet, squirt some acrylic paint vertically onto it. (Ask the students which colours they want to use. Limit to two – three colours.)
  5. Then using a straw or paintbrush or what every you used, zigzag gently though the paint to give it a marbled effect. Do not over mix the colours you just want the colours to start mixing not completely turn into another colour. You want a marble look of the colours.
  6. Place the egg shapes on the shaving cream/paint mix.
  7. Have the students press their paper into the shaving cream/paint and let it sit for a few seconds.
  8. Remove the paper by lifting it straight up. Let the paint/shaving cream sit on the paper for a couple of minutes before squeegeeing it off the paper.
  9. Gently and smoothly squeegee the shaving cream off the paper. It will remove the shaving cream, but not the paint.
  10. Once dried you have a wonderful decoration for Easter and you can use this technique on any other art project.

 

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Art Inspiration: Pastel Hearts


 

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  For my 250th post I would like to share one of my lesson plans I did during my practicum.  They are the younger primary but I wanted to do something that was different and challenging with them. I got a suggestion to use different drawing mediums such as pastels. It was near Valentines Day and so I decided to incorporate a lesson with warm and cool colours. Below are the learning goal, what I want them to learn and the steps to be taken for the lesson.

 

Learning Goal (student perspective): I want to learn to use warm and cool colours to create a drawing with pastels. I want to use the warm and cool colours to make the areas I colour look different.

(Student perspective) I am successful when I can …

“use only warm colours in one area and cool colours in the other.”

“draw different wavy horizontal and vertical lines to make sections that I can colour.”

‘trace the heart shape to have different areas for warm and cool colours.”

Resources/Materials:

Craft Supplies – pastels, construction paper, desk covers, pencils, three heart-shaped tracers

iPad – with the PowerPoint of the lesson

Minds On: How will I engage the learner?

Use the puppet George to ask them about warm and cool colours. Have George show images of warm and cool colours in the iPad. Have George show his drawing and ask the students to see the warm and cool colours.

Action: Step-by-Step

  1. Draw three horizontal wavy lines going from one end of the paper to the other.      
  2. Draw three vertical wavy lines going from one end of the paper to the other.
  3. Trace a heart using one of the heart stencils.
  4. Decide if you are going to colour the inside of the heart using warm or cool colours. Colour the outside of the heart with the opposite.
  5. Colour between the lines using warm or cool coloured pastels.
  6. After you colour the entire page trace over the lines using a dark colour (black)

 

Below is the PDF Presentation I used with the students.

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