This lesson is an oldie, but a goodie...it was actually one of my very first lessons I taught when I did my fourth graders during my internship 14 years ago! There is quite a bit of prep to this lesson, but the end result is so worth it!
There are 4 "stations" I use for this lesson, and I will explain each one under the accompanying photo.
Before you start anything, though, here are the materials you should have on hand and the papers you should pre-cut for the project!
12x18 paper (background)
12x12 paper (layer 1)
12x9 paper (layer 2)
12x6 paper (layer 3)
12x3 paper (layer 4)
Here are the materials for each station:
Station 1: Paint with any color watercolor and drop rubbing alcohol onto the wet paint.
Station 2: Paint with any colors and drop table salt onto the wet paint.
Station 3: Paint with "hot" color scheme and roll with ink and textured rollers on top.
Station 4: Paint with cool colors and use inked bubble wrap to stamp on top.
For the background, I had students use 2 cool colors and the "wet on wet" technique over the entire paper. The sun was created using some random painted paper I had in my art room.
Aren't they just SO colorful and fun?!