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Earth Day Craft for Kids - Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

Posted on April 17 2020

Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

An Earth Day craft for kids teaching the difference between warm and cool colors.

The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. 

Faber-Castell materials:

Connector Paints

Clic & Go Water Cup

Black Jumbo Marker

Watercolor paper 

Other materials:

Paper plate

Brush

Salt

Vocabulary:

warm/cool color, textural effects

Outline of a half sun half moon

Step 1: 

Using a paper plate as a guide, make a light drawing of the sun/moon. Add the remaining detail.

Watercolor half sun half moon

Step 2:

Using Faber-Castell Connector Paints, paint the sun half of the art in warm colors and the moon half in cool colors. Discuss the use and effect of using warm and cool colors in nature and art. Achieve exciting textural effects with salt by sprinkling it onto areas of wet paint.  

Watercolor half sun half moon

Step 3:

Finally, paint stars using the small tube of white paint. Add character and punch to the painting with a black outline. 

Artist Biography - Janis Doukakis

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