I am glad these kites are now flying in Vincent Van Gogh’s sky, because it was one of those projects that almost did not happen.
Ever have a creative block? Well, I was having one when this project went down. Seriously, the first graders were on their way to art and I had no idea what they would be doing. I know, that is terrible. I know, that is not being a good planner. Occasionally, I pull this kind of mess…and Occasionally, I PULL IT OFF!
When the kids arrived, I had them paint swirls. They loved it! I had some good premixed tempera colors. I provided them the plates. I poured a little white. They mixed. They painted with swirls!
For their next visit, I was a bit more prepared. I got out some painted paper that was left over from a seasoned ladies paint night. (Click here for that post) Oh yeah, Laura Lohmann from Painted Paper Art Blog, you going to love this painted paper project!
The kids drew their kite shapes on back of the painted paper. I really just let them run wild on this part of the project.
Then, the kids cut out their kites.
They grabbed some painted paper scraps.
They used the painted paper scraps to decorate their kites.
I had bucks of fabric cut. Oh yeah, I CAN and DO get prepared, sometimes.
Once they got their tails made, I hot glued the tail to the kite.
Oh, boy! The kites are now ready to fly on the walls in our hall!
The kite below is a boat kite.
The kite pictured below looks like a Picasso kite.
How about a clown kite?
I said, “Caleb, what kind of kite did you make?” He said, “An underwear kite.”😂
The kites are gonna fly like Eagles!
Here’s The Steve Miller Band singing “Fly Like an Eagle.”
I have been taking guitar lessons for a year and a half. The guitar playing is pretty dang amazing to this little amateur.