Our colorful wool planets are temporarily on display in our classroom. They will be saved and then highlighted at our district art show in the spring. The children started by hand felting a ball of wool into a sphere using soap, water and a repetitive rolling motion. Once they were satisfied with the shape and density of their sphere, they were introduced to the art of needle felting. Afterwards, the art teacher and I passed out some band-aids and let the felted spheres dry for a few days. Once completely dry, the children adorned the wool planets with beads, buttons and sequins. They are beautiful and unique.
Our beautiful glittery SUNS are complete. The children used paint in “hot” colors, plastic wrap, and gold glitter to create their beautiful suns. After many non-fiction read-alouds and shared note-taking, the children used our research to create their own list of important and interesting facts about the sun. Their sun facts and art pieces are on display alongside their Earth haikus.
The children made these beautiful Earths using shaving cream and paint. The shaving cream masked the paper from the paint leaving behind beautiful swirls. It was messy, creative, and fun. Everything 6,7, & 8 year old kiddos love. Their masterpieces inspired Haiku poetry to go along with their original art pieces.