Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers

In the Sunshine class we made autumn leaf sun catchers using paper plates, clear contact and autumn leaves.
We cut out the inside of the paper plate and painted the outer edge in lovely autumn colours. We then covered one side with a sheet of contact and chose leaves to stick on to it. We then covered the other side of the sun catcher with contact to seal in the leaves.
They look beautiful hanging on our classroom windows when the sun shines in!

 

Autumn Art

In the Sunshine class we used some of the autumn leaves that we collected in the Phoenix Park on Tree Day to create autumn pictures. We placed the leaves on paper and painted around them with orange, yellow, red and brown paint.
In other autumn art we used cotton balls and bundles of cotton buds dipped in orange, yellow, red and brown paint to create autumn trees.

Tree Day 2018

Today, October 4th, is Tree Day 2018.
The Sunshine class went for a walk to the Phoenix Park where we looked at some trees and noticed their different leaves and bark.
We saw that lots of the leaves have changed colour and fallen off the trees. We collected some leaves to bring back to school.
We also saw a family of swans going for a walk!

Painting with marbles

In the Sunshine class we used marbles and paint in two ways to create these colourful paintings!
For the first painting we put paper on a tray and put blobs of paint on it. We then rolled some marbles around in the paint.
For the second painting we put paint, paper and marbles in a plastic jar. We put on the lid and shook it around.

Sand Painting

In the Sunshine Class we painted with a mixture of sand and paint. Together they made a rough texture on the paper when the paintings dried.

 

Painting with string

Today in the Sunshine room we dipped pieces of string into paint. We then placed the string onto paper and when we lifted it there were lovely designs left.

Swipe Art

In the Sunshine room we put blobs of paint on paper and then swiped it around with cardboard to create some “swipe” paintings.

Sun Catchers

In the Sunshine room we made sun catchers using PVA glue and food colouring.
First we covered large plastic lids with PVA glue.
Next we dropped some food colouring onto the glue.
We then used matchsticks to swirl the food colouring around.
When the glue was dry we peeled it off the lid.
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Christmas art

In the Sunshine room we have been very busy doing lots of lovely Christmas art.

Santa Claus – we painted our hands and printed Santa’s face on paper, and then used our fingerprints to make his eyes. Our fingers are white for his beard, our thumbs and the heels of our hands are red for his hat and our palms are salmon coloured for his face.

Christmas trees – we used circle printing to make one of our Christmas trees and used our fingerprints for lights of different colours. For the other tree we used a fork to paint the tree and then glued pom poms onto it.

Christmas wreaths – we dipped dish brushes in green paint and used them to print the wreaths. We used our fingerprints dipped in red paint to print berries.

Rudolph – we used two handprints to make Rudolph’s head and body. We glued on a red pom pom for his nose and Christmassy ribbon for his collar.

Christmas cards – we used a stencil of a Christmas tree and printed our fingerprints all around it.