Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I found this lesson in

I thought that it is a great activity to teach my 4th graders smudging oil pastel and blending colors.

1) Position the paper horizontally, and draw three lines that tilt to each other. The three lines represent the foreground, middle ground and background.
2) Draw any simple shape on each line.
3) Color your drawing with oil pastel. Use a light and dark shade of a particular color (e.g. green and yellow green, blue and sky blue, chocolate brown, light brown and orange) to give an illusion of depth to your work.

This is the sample I showed my students. I made a little deviation from the original procedure of Kathy Barbro.

This art work was made by Jerry of Grade 4-C

Art Work by Elizabeth Park of Grade 4-B

Art Work by Jean Kim of Grade 4-B

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The term stained glass can refer to the material of colored glass or the craft of working with it. Through out history, the term stained glass was applied to the windows of churches and cathedrals but has later on evolved and included 3D structures and sculptures. I wanted my students to imitate the stained glass art works using light and readily available materials.

Here are the materials we used:
1) Black construction paper
2) Different colors of water cellophane
3) Glue
4) Scissors/ cutter

1) Lightly sketch any design on the construction paper (leave a space between the segments).
2) Using scissors or cutter, cut out the windows per segment.
3) Glue the colored pieces of water cellophane to the back of the paper.

This is the result:

This art work was made by Jennifer Kim of grade 4-B

Monday, February 16, 2009


I saw this simple cat origami procedure in and found it to be an interesting lesson for my grade 1 students.

The materials needed are
1) Origami paper (or construction paper cut to a perfect square).
2) Markers
3) Crayons

Step 1: Fold the origami paper diagonally to make a crease.

Step 2: Fold the left corner on top of the right to make another crease.

Step 3: Unfold the triangle so it lays flat again.

Step 4: Then fold each corner upward to make the ears.

Step 5: Fold the tip of the triangle, flip the cat over and draw the details of the cat's face.

Thursday, February 5, 2009



Tired of all the valentine card making activity? Try this simple and easy craft.

You need:
1) a light colored origami paper
2) red paper (for the heart)



Explore your children's creativity by letting them use their imaginations in varied ways. Let them continue a cut out picture through drawing. Tell them that they can draw anything they want to finish the picture, the sky's the limit!
(This activity is for 4th to 6th graders)

Here are the things needed for this activity:
1) A cut out picture from a magazine or their own photo.
2) Markers and crayons

1) Cut out pictures from a magazine or pre-assign the children to bring cut out pictures, at least 2x2 in size.
2) Instruct the students to paste the picture in the middle of a short bond paper.
3) Let them observe the picture then let them imagine how it should be continued.
4) Let them draw on the paper what they have imagined.

Here are some of my students' interesting works!

This one is made by Sumin "Luzette" Koh of grade 5-B. In this one, she pasted her own picture and drew it to be tied down in a tree preparing to devour her. I think that the picture is inspired by the famous Philippine literature "Florante at Laura" where Florante was tied to tree in the forest with a lion trying to devour him.

This one is a birthday party picture made by Auffie migallos og Grade 5-A


Make a whale origami in 5 easy steps!
(This activity is for children from 5 to 8 years old.)

You need:
1) Origami paper
2) Colored markers

Once you're ready, follow the procedures below: