Finding dandelions in our schoolyard is not hard to do. Picking them and making wishes is the right of every child. But how do we create that fluffy texture in our own dandelion paintings? Easy when you are a T'K Wonder Time artist with a bit of imagination!
C. Create: Students will paint and print to create a dandelion.
A . Articulate: Students will discuss the process of painting and printing used to create their art.
They will compare and contrast the methods. Next, students will discuss where they
created texture in their work. Finally, students will dictate to an adult their dandelion
F. Finding Connections: Students will enjoy songs and poems about spring and dandelions and
learn about the dandelion's life cycle.
E. Evaluate: Students will decide if they like or do not like their art by connecting their mind with
their heart to make a decision. They decide based on 1. how it makes them feel, 2. what they see, i.e. ( the lines, shapes, colors, and texture.)
Thumbs up = Terrific.
Thumbs in the Middle = Just so so.
Thumbs Down = Not okay.
Students are allowed to explain their decision.
1. On black construction paper students paint a thin stem in white tempera or acrylic using a skinny round tipped brush.
2. Using a round sponge brush used for scrubbing kitchen pots, often found at Dollar Tree, dip it into white tempera or acrylic and tap to print the dandelion head.
3. The teacher may spritz the head with spray-on glitter to make it shimmer. The only thing left to do is make a wish!
I picked a faded dandelion and blew it in the air
It's tiny little parachutes went floating everywhere.
They caught the wind and danced awhile
Bending to and fro In splendid ballerina style.
Finally, as the wind grew still they floated back to earth
And bedded in the dark warm soil to start their new rebirth.
When next summer comes
and dandelions are everywhere
I'll pick another faded flower and blow it in the air.
Thank you AT&T
We used the wiring for our artful galimotos