I am SO excited to post about this that I am not even waiting until they are dry.
Today, I had 15 kids away for cross country. I still had 18 kids there, but it was great because I was able to do an art activity that I normally wouldn't take on.
Inspired by Holton Rower, we did our own mini paint pour art projects!
I've seen re-do's of this project floating around the internet, but much of what I did was based on the supplies that I had available to me at the time.
A few weeks ago, my husband brought home 20 identical circles of drywall that he cut out of a ceiling when he was installing pot lights. These became the base for our Holton Rower projects. On top of the circle, I glued a styrofoam cube that I cut out from a large sheet of styrofoam.
We talked about colors representing emotions - what colors could you use to represent certain emotions. We talked about what red, purple, yellow would represent, etc. Then, we broke out about 40 colors of acrylic paint (50 cents a bottle!) and started POURING!
The results were just incredible.
These were done with grade 5/6 students, in about an hour.
I'm soooooooooooo excited about these!!