Sunday, October 13, 2013

Apple Trees.....

I love this season...

Aside from the pumpkin cravings, apples sing the song of fall and school.  
In the MILE art class, fall looks like a little bit of tearing, a little bit of gluing, 
a little bit of sponging and a shake of glitter.



Materials:
purple construction paper
brown construction paper
yellow construction paper
green tissue paper
red tempera paint
sponges cut into circles
glue sticks
liquid glue
gold glitter
scissors (for special needs)




















To Do:
*tear long strips from brown construction paper
*use glue sticks to adhere to purple construction paper

*tear pieces of green tissue paper into short pieces
*use glue sticks to adhere to 'tree branches'
*cut yellow circle for sun or moon
*use glue stick to adhere to purple paper
*use sponges and red paint to press 'apples' on the tree branches
*swirl a little glue in the yellow circle
*shake some gold glitter





In the end, these simple steps help my students build their fine motor skills and follow a sequence, creating one good looking apple tree....at dusk...or possibly dawn.:)


xoxo, SMocK you.