Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Group Art Project: Snowflake Cuttings

Last month, the children enjoyed cutting paper snowflakes featured in THIS POST.  They  turned out so beautifully, I thought it would be fitting to preserve them.  So, I set up a (reused) canvas one morning and had the children take turns painting the background. 

Painting a reused canvas - the blue parts are bits of paper from a previous project...
I had some gray paint leftover and thought it would make an ideal background.  We also added some black and white which the children enjoyed mixing.  The end result was interestingly textured with moving shades of gray.  Unfortunately, the photo I took of this stage came out blurry, but you can still get a sense of the varying shades:

Background completed.
Once the children had taken turns painting the canvas, I photographed each of them holding their individual snowflake.  These photos will allow viewers of the art piece to identify whose shape is whose - and while I cannot share pictures of the children's faces on this blog, I must tell you how adorable they came out!  The pictures capture each child's personality more than I could have ever imagined they would have.  When I ordered the prints, I chose to assemble a collage, which we plan to hang next to the group artwork.  Anyway, back to the snowflakes...here they are mounted on the canvas with a coat of matte Mod Podge:
Group Snowflake Cuttings project.
                        And finished off with a black frame, adorning the wall near our cubbies:

Loving the black frame!  Our latest group project:  Snowflake Cuttings.

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  1. What a beautiful way to display the snowflake cuttings, Sasha! I love that the children created the background for it, too. Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montesori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow