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Kindergarten – Expressive Hot Air Balloons!

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!

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We started by painting a paper with tempera cakes.

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I pre-traced the top of the hot air ballon.  They traced themselves with sharpie and drew their own seams after a demonstration.

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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!

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A funny observation… These two were created by girls….

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And these two were created by boys….. Hahahahaha….. gross motor even in their drawings!

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