Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tall Tales 2016- The Girl Who Heard Colors

I love summer! Summer means it's time for our Tall Tales program at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum.

Yesterday was our first day of the program and we started out with the book, The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris.

After reading the book, we did 3 activities.

Activity 1:   Scented Paint
We added a variety of extracts (peppermint, lemon, cherry, etc) to tempera paint and let the children paint with it. Boy! The classroom smelled heavenly!

Activity 2:  Texture paintings
The student started out with a piece of cardboard. They used a hot glue gun (with the assistance of our amazing National Honor Society volunteers) to write their names, draw pictures, etc.

Once the glue cooled down, they covered the cardboard with a piece of aluminum foil.

The foil was then decorated with puffy paint and glitter glue.

Activity 3: Music instruments
The students used craft sticks, construction paper and rubber bands to create a harmonica (kazoo) and a small dixie cup, popcorn kernels, construction paper and a rubber band to make a maraca.

Finished products:

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