- Crayola Construction Paper
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Fine Line Markers
- Crayola Washable School Glue
- Crayola Washable Paint
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Small Twigs and Branches
- Small Spray Bottles
- Paper Towels
- Use a piece of blue 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm construction paper.
- Fold the paper in half in both directions - short end to short end, and long end to long end.
- You should have 4 boxes.
- Cut along the folds to get 4 separate rectangles.
- Glue the four blue paper rectangles onto the white paper.
- Leave a small space between each rectangle so your paper looks like a window.
- Cut 4 small pieces of construction paper to place along the bottom of each rectangle for the ground.
- Use green for spring and summer, brown for fall and white for winter.
- Label each rectangle as one of the seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Break your twigs into small pieces.
- Use the thick pieces for the trunks of each tree.
- Use thin twigs for the branches of each tree.
- Place all the twigs for a tree on a blue rectangle before starting to glue.
- Glue the twigs in place.
- Repeat for each blue rectangle.
- Make 4 trees so that you have one to represent each season.
- Think of the colours of each season.
- How do they change?
- Choose the season you would like to begin with.
- Use diluted paint in a small spray bottle to paint each season a different colour.
- You may want to practice on a sheet of scrap paper first in order to get a feel for the way the paint will spray.
- When you are ready, place scrap paper over the other three seasons to mask them from the paint when you start spraying.
- Lightly spray the paint onto the first tree.
- Continue with the other 3 trees using appropriate colours for each season.
- Remember to place scrap paper over the other three seasons before you start spraying.
- Place your picture at a distance.
- View it with fresh eyes.
- What does it tell us about the 4 seasons?
- What do you like best about your work? Why?