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Exercise shown here with a class of 4th graders – adaptable to more grades.

The 4th graders were asked to make some decoration for the Walkathon at school. The PTA provided nice paper guitars (the theme of the Walkathon this year is “Walk the Rock’).

Time: two 45mn sessions

The first session was painting. I showed them some photos of guitars with the technical elements, if they wanted to use those elements in their painting. The second session was done outside of the class, in small groups. The weather was great, it was really nice. There were 3 stations: painting, drawing and gluing (glitter).

The result is very colorful and the kids want to keep their guitars when the Walkathon is done! They had a lot of fun with the paint, the pastels and the glitter.

paper guitars (one per student), tempera paint, brushes (large and thin), Mod Podge glue, glitter (blue, gold, silver, green, multicolor), oil pastels (several colors including black).