Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

First and second graders created these festive pieces.  Step one was students folded a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper into four equal sized rectangles.   Three sections were painted with tempera: one red, one blue, and one violet.  The remaining section was for writing their name.  After drying, students traced a circle onto the back of each painted section, and cut these (bulbs) out.  Next, on 12 x 18 black paper, students used oil pastels to draw at least three pine branches.  The bulbs were placed on the desired area and adhered with glue.  Students again used oil pastels to draw the hook attachments for the bulbs,  as well as hi-lighting each bulb with a small amount of white.

Some drew stars in the negative space.  Lastly, a little glue and glitter added the final touch.

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