We added yellow and blue tempera paint onto our trays and then mixed them into green with a foam roller. Next, we drew a design by scraping away the paint with a cattail stalk. Once the design was finished, we pressed a piece of paper to lift off the picture. Students were encouraged to look at the lines and shapes of the wildflower arrangements on their tables.
|My school is lucky to have a natural wetland right in our backyard!|
|Wildflowers in bloom|
|Dried wildflowers in my school's backyard|
|Bright yellow goldenrod!|
|Cattails are only found in wetlands|
|Cattails and the dried, cut stalks ready for use as art tools|
|Add blue and yellow, roll and mix to make a flat, even layer of green|
|Draw with your cattail stalk, press paper, and lift off your image!|
|Pre-K observational monotypes|
|This student did a great job capturing the essence of goldenrod|
How do you use nature in your curriculum? What else can I do with my students using wildflowers and cattails?