Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blended gradiant snowmen - grade 3

Snowmen make for fantastic drawing projects, because they're relatively easy for children to draw, and they lend themselves really well to gradient blending. I originally did a project similar to this last year with grade 5/6, but I decided to give it a try with grade 3 this year, and I'm really pleased with the results!!

I began by giving students a demonstration of how to blend using chalk pastels:

It took them 2 periods of about 40 minutes to finish, although some finished much quicker. They're so proud of how real their snowmen look!

Only two more weeks until Winter break!


  1. These are fantastic! They have a wonderful glow to them! Great shading.

  2. Beautiful! Are they just on a blue construction paper? Or are you using something a little more special? How do you keep them from smearing the details? Do you spray? If not, how do you display and send them home? Those are always my challenges with chalk pastels.

  3. These are adorable! Patty (from Deep Space Sparkle) tweeted about them. It's a great project.


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