For Patriots’ Day, our students made The Liberty Bell.  As you can see, the bells “rang out” with lots of color! 
Directions:

Paint paper blue.
Paint paper different colors and put fun dots on the paper with spouncers.  Kids love spouncers.
Give kids a picture of The Liberty Bell.
Have kids draw a bell on back of the paper with color.  
Remind them to draw the crack!  How did the bell get it’s crack?  No one really knows.
Then, they cut the bell and glue on blue paper.
In keeping with the U.S.A. theme, Here is Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in the U.S.A.”

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I did cut corners for these silhouettes, but cutting corners did not make this project any easier.  Ha! 
The Silhouette Project was done by 4th graders to display during their Patriots’ Day Program in November.  I prefer more exciting art.  Honestly, I really wanted to take the kids outside with the silhouettes and splatter paint on them, but I did not.
Directions:
The kids stool still in front of the of the projector.
I traced their profile on black paper.
The kids cut out their profile.
Then, we glued them on the paper and added 4 corners.
The End.
The two silhouettes below are TWINS!

Twins?  Here is The Thompson Twins with “Hold Me Now.”
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