Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In the Art Room - Hiding Bunnies

These bunnies hiding in the grass by the first graders are adorable!  We painted the bunnies and colored the details with construction paper crayons. The kids loved making that one floppy ear!  Great geometric and organic shape lesson!



  1. Sooooo cute! I can't wait to do this with my first graders!

  2. These are beautiful! I would love to know how much guidance you gave them in their original drawings. I teach grade 1 and know that those arches would be a challenge for many.

    1. Hello! Before we begin, we look at an example and identify all the lines and shapes used - diagonal, curved, bumpy, zig-zag, etc. Then I always ask if they know how to draw those lines. When they all say yes, I say then you can draw this bunny with me! I drew the first curved shape (the head) for each student before they came in. I have found that size relationships are still so hard at that age, which is why I give them a starting off point. From there, i orally direct them on which lines to add and I also demonstrate on my projector, so they see and hear each step. I move pretty quickly which I find helps to keep them quiet and focused!

  3. I am not familiar with construction paper crayons. What are these?