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Tuesday 25 August 2015



I came across this idea on Pinterest, it's a great example to begin shading and where light hits an object. 
You could develop this by drawing still life with light reflecting on one side- a bright winter's morning, or a safer bet in Ireland- a lamp!

Paint &Colour

Wax resist

Wax resist is such a handy lesson. I recommend using cheap, waxy crayons. Candles work really well too. Mix the paint with lots of water to ensure the wax resist is obvious.

Tones of Blue

Create tones of blue with white and black paint mixed with the blue.

This is another example of a painting found online, it's a brilliant extension to the tones of blue lesson.

Painting on Ice


This lesson is always referenced on early education/ preschool pages- but it's a great discovery learning lesson for primary school age also. A child in my first class tried to bring a snowball in to school in his pocket "for later"- this ended up being a great lesson in ice and melting!

There are two ways to approach this:
1. Freeze a mixture of paint and water in ice cube trays. Allow the children to paint with.
2. Freeze a larger volume of water (in a butter tub) and allow the children to paint on it. 

Splat Painting

A snowy background can be created in Jackson Pollock style! See previous posts for examples of how to explore;

http://clairesprimaryschoolart.blogspot.ie/2015/08/primary-colours.htmlChalk Drawings- dip the chalk in paint for some creative exploration!


Negative space picture

I love the creativity in this!

Mix glue and shaving foam. It will dry as a 3-D foam. Very effective!


Penguins and snowmen are easily created from clay. Ensure to use scour and add a drop of water when sticking the snowmen together/adding beaks and noses!

Fabric & Fibre

Polar Bears are easily created from cotton wool. Tin foil works really well as a reflective background.

I came across this fantastic snowman online- and an eco friendly lesson too ;) 


Penguins and Snowmen

Another take on this is to stick the cotton wool on the outside to create fluffy snowmen.

Why not give the bottles and black and orange paper to the children and see what they create?! 


Fold and cut paper to create individual snowflakes.

Explore the true story of Wilson 'Snowflake' Bently, a photographer of snowflakes.

An easier method of constructing a snowflake for younger years.

Snowflakes with lollipop sticks.

Snow Globes



Using natural resources to print snowflakes

Experiment with different textures to create print effects. 

Winter books to respond to:


"The Snowman"

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