06 Apr Kindergarten – Expressive Hot Air Balloons!
This is a new favorite project of mine! I found an image of a beautiful watercolor hot air balloon on Pinterest by Betsey McLawhorn. It was so very inspiring, I turned it into a kindergarten project!
We started by painting a paper with tempera cakes.
I pre-traced the top of the hot air ballon. They traced themselves with sharpie and drew their own seams after a demonstration.
After cutting and gluing the balloon on a white background, we drew baskets with people. Then we discussed perspective… near and far… how scale changes. They added their own details on the ground…. so cute! I love this kind of lesson, it is a big creative confidence builder!
A funny observation… These two were created by girls….
And these two were created by boys….. Hahahahaha….. gross motor even in their drawings!