January 15, 2011
Second Grade artists have been working on these oh-so-cute giraffes this week. We drew them with big permanent markers and added color to the giraffe with chalk, rubbing it in with a q-tip (this was way more fun than using our fingers!). We added a blue chalk background, rubbing it in with a cotton ball, and bits of raffia for the giraffe’s mane.
This project was our introduction to this year’s African culture unit – but the giraffes were so much fun, we may do them again next year too!
I switched it up with my second group of kiddos, and we did a watercolor background – I think I like the contrast between the chalk and watercolor better.