The Making of A Mural

The Butterflies class created a mural where they depicted what animals do in winter. They painted a large, white paper with a blue sky, hills of snow and some ice. They made the underground area with torn brown paper. This shows where the animals hibernate. To create birch trees, they painted black and white strips of paper with contrasting color using small pieces of cardboard. They cut out triangles from painted green paper. They learned about size and perspective by placing the small trees toward the top and larger ones on the bottom of the hills so they appear closer. The kids used makers to draw the animals--deer, fox, bear, rabbits, a cardinal and more! They placed them on the mural either hibernating or adapting to the winter weather. It looks beautiful hanging in the hallway!

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