Andrea McLean
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Fingerpainting the Moon: self portrait project | Blog (Contemplating the Moon)

Mixed Media Self Portrait. Oil pastel and watercolor wash, artistic photograph, and poem. Children did the backgrounds, came up with words that described them and added it on top on canvas boards. Big wow factor for the parents. What an awesome idea!

A good idea for the beginning of the year to get to know your students. You can hang them up on your bulletin board to display student work and show who your students are.:

Collage Week- A good idea for the beginning of the year to get to know your students. You can hang them up on your bulletin board to display student work and show who your students are.

arteascuola: Oriental fans with paper plates - Write a haiku - find a reading? 5th!

arteascuola: Oriental fans with paper plates - Write a haiku - find a reading?

Rainbow fish kites

Japanese Koi Fish Kites by Third Graders {Ocean and Sea Creature RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}: children can create a community of fish, or their own community of fish! They can all create their own and have their own school of koi fish!

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE ART ROOM??: 5th Grade Asian Koi Carp Kites

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE ART ROOM??: 5th Grade Asian Koi Carp Kites

Kimono Doll Bookmark from Crayola - cute activity for Hinamatsuri.

Printable Kimono Doll Bookmark craft from Crayola Coloring Pages. couldn't figure out how to flod the paper, kids never finished :/

Print and fold this kokeshi doll for Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day, March 3rd).

Every year I create a special post for the Japanese holiday Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day or Doll's Day, March Usually it's a tutorial or a round-up of crafts relating to Girls' Day. This year I decided to make an origami kokeshi doll for the occasion.

nagashi hiina, Kyoto. "Hina-nagashi" (floating china-dolls down to the sea) March 3rd each year at Awashima-jinja Shrine.  Dolls dedicated from all over the country are taken to the shore in a plain-wood boat with colorful paper cranes in it, and floated down to the sea after the chief priest of the Shinto shrine exorcises the evil spirits.

“Hina-nagashi (Floating hina-dolls down to the sea) - March 3 each year, at Awashima-jinja Shrine. Dolls dedicated from all over the country are taken to the shore in a plain-wood boat with colorful paper cranes in it,.