Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crazy Hair Paintings

Let me begin by saying, I LOVE my student teacher! She's just the breath of fresh air that I needed. This is a project that she decided to teach to my 3rd graders. First, students drew a portrait of themselves and colored it. Next, they used watered-down tempera paint to put along their hairline so they could blow the paint in different directions using a straw. We had small cups of the tempera on each table and a brush for each color. We instructed the students to take one 'scoop' of paint and blow it then select another color of paint and blow it again. How fun! You should definately try this project!


  1. This is brilliant! I love it... I did it once with my little ones a year ago but did not think of hair! They made volcanoes and blew the lava coming out of it... then flicked the brush to make small platters all around... I love this and want so much to try it... it looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing...

  2. Hello, I hardly ever leave comments on blogs, but I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed looking around here. I must have spent a couple hours enjoying all the projects! I'm a college art instructor and an artist myself, and the work you're doing with your students is commendable and inspirational. We need more dedicated, passionate teachers like you who understand the value of art education and how transformative it can be for children. Brilliant stuff! Keep up the excellent work. Your students and your school are very lucky to have you!

    --- impressed in L.A.

  3. I whole heartedly concur with Impressed in LA!