We are working on a snowflake "unit," if one can call it that. We do not home school, but we do spend a lot of time on art and science projects at home. This month we are focusing on the winter sky, and this week I'll share some easy ways to make art using the basic shape of a snow flake.
For this project we chose to stencil stylized images of snowflakes on paper as a way to explore color, composition, and the idea of negative space.
You don't need much: we used a craft punch to make snowflakes; watercolors in tubes; a stencil brush; a pencil; and some paper.
Using a very small amount of paint, and a nearly dry brush, one brushes over the stencil (held down with a pencil or other stylus) with strokes that radiate outward. And that's it. Very simple, but with nice results. We used white paint on blue paper, and blue paint on white paper.
Tomorrow we'll use a favorite prop from the hardware store with our snow flakes!