We then sketched our picture - they were to draw a close-up of tree branches with two to four cardinals sitting on the main branch. I encouraged the students to make the branches as realistic as possible. We used brown oil pastels to colour in the branches (paint would work well, but we were all out of brown paint). We also did some shading with a black oil pastel.
We used acrylic paint for our cardinals and the snow. For the snow, students dipped the end of the handle of their paint brush into the paint and dotted the page. They added snow on the branches, as well as snowflakes falling from the sky.
Happy Friday!!! It's my youngest daughter's 4th birthday tomorrow, so I'm in party prep mode. Can't wait to share some pictures of our "Candyland" party!!! Have a FANTASTIC weekend!