Oil Pastel Texture Turkeys




These are just too cute!!! The kids love them, the teachers love them. A great lesson in texture.

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Panda Sculptures


Crayola Model Magic Panda Sculptures 2nd Grade

This is an easy Sculpting lesson for the lower Grades. Model Magic is easy to work with and easy clean up.

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Halloween Art- Monster Collage


Collage Monsters Halloween Art 

This 2nd Grade lesson can be adapted to any grade level.  Cut paper & oil pastels create these cute Halloween Monsters.

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Oil Pastel Lizards with Shadows

2nd Grade Oil Pastel Lizards with Shadows

I did the first grade snail lesson and they came out so cute. I wanted do a similar lesson for second grade.

Materials: half sheet of black card stock, pencil, eraser, Cray-Pas oil pastels

We start with the horizon line across the middle and then a rectangle for the lizard body. Then we get the rectangle for the shadow and work on getting it the same size and shape. Then add the head, tail and feet for each.

We choose cool colors for the background and color in the ground around the lizard, then the sky around the lizard.
Then we choose warm colors for the lizard, add in the little tongue. The lizard shadow does not get colored in, it stays the black of the paper.
We use white and black for the eyes and black for the tongue on the shadow.

Still Life Drawing

Second Grade Still Life Drawing

This year I decided to focus the first few lessons of the year on drawing. It really has been going so well. It is making such a difference.

My 3rd grade lesson went so well I used it in 2nd too!
I set up this little still life on each table (it’s a Dixie cup with a few color pencils).

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