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Art at Home 4

Week 4 Theme: Yourself

Day 1: What makes me, me?

Required items:

  • Pencils
  • Colouring pencils/felt tips

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be filling your head with all the things that make you, you! First trace your head and shoulders onto a piece of paper and then draw things inside the head that represent the child. Could be anything like likes, dislikes, favourite subjects, family, etc. Colour these in.

Links to other subjects:

RE. Discuss diverse families and people from diverse backgrounds. Not all families look the same.

Extra activities:

Draw you and your family!

Day 2: Hand Art

Visit these websites to see what we are making today:

Click here and here 

Required items:

  • A4 piece of paper
  • Pencil
  • Felt tips
  • Colouring pencils

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating a 3D drawing of your hand! Children need to trace their hand onto a piece of paper with pencil. They can add other small pictures or cut outs from paper into the background if they want to. They draw lines that are straight until they reach their drawing where they curve the line, then continue it straight (refer to websites) so it looks like your hand is popping off the page. Lines can be in any colour!

Links to other subjects:

Maths/science. Look at 3D shapes and how we know they’re 3D. Discuss the human body and different bones/organs.

Extra activities:

How to draw a school (pencil, paper, colouring tools) Click here

Day 3: Part of the Bigger Picture

Visit this website to see what we are making today: Click here 

 - and get the picture from here

Required items:

  • Picture piece to copy
  • Piece of good paper
  • Oil pastels
  • Pencils

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating a small piece of a bigger picture. Give each person a piece of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. They can complete it on the paper and should try to make it look exactly like the one in the picture. They should sketch it then fill it in with oil pastels (or other medium). When they are finished, collect all the pieces and put it together to make Starry Night. This is a great activity to do with the whole family!

Links to other subjects:

Art. Discuss famous artists like Van Gogh.

Extra activities:

How to draw a dog and cat (paper and colouring tools) Click here and here.

Day 4: Maths Tessellations

Visit this website to see what we’re making today: Click here 

Required items:

  • Small square of paper for each
  • Piece of card for each
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Colouring pencils and felt tips

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating tessellation art! Watch the video to understand the process. These will be really cool!

Links to other subjects:

Maths. You can make the colouring into a pattern and use positional language

Other activities:

Maths grid paper activities (grid paper and colouring tools) – download grid paper by clicking here

– for an example or whatever they want! Click here

Day 5: Self - Puppets

Visit this website to see what we’re making today: Click here 

Visit this website to see how to make a paper bag: Click here 

You will need A4 paper and glue/tape.

If you can’t make a paper bag, then just use a circle cut out on a popsicle stick!

Required items:

  • Paper bags
  • Coloured paper
  • White paper
  • Colouring pencils
  • Felt tips
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What you’re doing:

Today, you will be creating yourself as a puppet! Make it look like you and have your family create them with you.

Links to other subjects:

Drama. Children could perform plays/performances with their puppets.

Other activities:

Make a bookmark (card paper, glue, coloured paper and scissors)