Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thiebaud-inspired Cupcakes

Kindergarteners were looking at the art work of Wayne Thiebaud for this collage lesson. We watched the beginning of this video on CBS Sunday Morning . Of course, the students loved his art work! We began by discussing geometric shapes and students used a trapezoid template to trace and cut their cupcake wrappers. They decorated the wrappers with all of the different types of lines that they had learned. We used secondary colors for our lines. During our second class, we glued the trapezoids down to a background and also added the "frosting". The students got to pick if they wanted chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry frosting. We tore the paper strips for the frosting, emphasizing going from smallest to largest. They were finished with a circle cherry and review of geometric shapes. This was one of my favorite projects so far this semester.

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