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grd1cupcake6The grade 1’s had a wonderful time making the most delicious cupcakes this term.  Each picture has its own story and explanation.  Every colour represents a flavour and all the sprinkles are a story of their own.  A successful project because the children enjoyed it thoroughly and learned plenty from it!

Learning:

colour mixing (only had primary colours and white to use),

creating without outlines in pencil (just started painting after a demo),

small things like sprinkles should go on a previously painted area and not be painted around – let’s call that “layering”

mixing colours on the page/surface and not in the pattypans (as I need those pans for the next class) and the colours tend not to be as flat!

making mistakes and painting right over them to fix them – perseverance, self acceptance

to apply glitter pain in stripes rather than mushing it over the whole cupcake (I almost got heart failure when I saw the first child do that!)

I would most certainly do this project again.  I would ask the class teacher to make the picture the basis for a creative writing piece as the children have so much to say about their art works!

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