- Snowflake tracers
- Chalk Pastels
- Cotton Balls
- 12" x 12" Drawing Paper
A one-day art project with some very nice results.
I premade some tracers for the students which they traced onto tagboard and cut their own stencils. Each student needed to have one snowflake for them self.
Next I demonstrated how to chalk the outlines, and only the outlines, of the snowflake. I had several that still decided to color in their whole snowflake.
*With my first class, I forgot to hand out some scrap paper for them to do their chalking on, making sure not to get any marks on their good paper.
After they had a good, heavy outline of chalk on their snowflakes, the students placed them on their paper to make their impressions. All they had to do was take a cotton ball and rub off the chalk while carefully holding the snowflake in place.
I didn't even think about doing different colors on each snowflake, but my students sometimes suggest some great ideas! I encouraged them to overlap and to think of a creative composition when laying down their snowflakes. They also could trade tracers with another friend so that they had a variety of snowflakes on their paper.