First and second graders learned about the secondary colors, then created this cut paper collage with orange, green, and violet. The background (substrate) is black 9 x 12 construction paper. They were pleased with the results!
Fifth and sixth graders created these Zentangle pumpkins. First, we did a lesson on zentangling, and students practiced making at least ten different Zentangle designs with fine point black sharpies. Second, I gave them another lesson drawing pumpkins with sections, which they practiced also. They drew their best pumpkin on 9 x 12 watercolor paper, and then painted it with watercolors, mixing yellow and red. Once dry, they created different zentangle designs in each pumpkin section (including the stem) with the fine point black sharpies. These were cut out and adhered to black background paper using zots to help them pop off the page. Leaves were drawn and cut from green patterned paper, and the vines were created with rick rack. Leaves and vines were adhered with Elmers glue.
First and second graders created these great jack-o-lanterns. First, they mixed red and yellow tempera paint on a paper plate to make orange, then painted an entire 12 x 18 white paper with this color. After drying, they drew pumpkins on the back (white side), cut them out, and glued them to a black 12 x 18 background paper. (orange side up) Facial features and leaves with vines were drawn on colored construction paper scraps, cut out, and glued onto the paper. Finally, stars were added with white oil pastels. Veins on the leaves could be black sharpies or oil pastels.