|Loving that he used his words to make a bird foot.|
We started with the Darting Bird quilt block. Read here for more directions.
The Watercolor Square:
We started out at How To Draw..., looking at step by step directions for how to draw birds and practiced on scrap paper. Then we looked at books for appropriate colors and details. We drew a rough draft sketch with pencil. And then got a piece of water color paper and drew our bird again. After our pencil sketch, we traced our lines with "thin" sharpies. And finally began water coloring. I am so thoroughly amazed with their art. Water Color paper might be magical, kids who normally speed through all things truly took their time and oh my word was I blown away by their drawings!
Have you seen this book? We were inspired by this page, "If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think what the sky would look like." So we found some feathers in the back of the arts cupboard and dipped them into paint.
Then we wrote a simple poem: Birds ________, Birds ___________, Birds ___________ Birds! (thank you Writing Fix for the poetry idea.) The blanks had to be filled with a verb ending in -ing. And the poem had to written like a bird carrying words through the air.
|Birds flying birds fluttering birds hunting Birds!|