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Art at Home 12

Week 12 Theme: Weather Phenomena

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Day 1: Sunshine


Required items:

  • White paper
  • Watercolours or paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towel
  • Water pot

To paint the sunrise or sunset, use watercolours for a lighter colour or acrylic paints for a bold set of colours. Paint the sun and the ocean/land. Mix your paints to get new colours to match the ones in the painting.

Links to other subjects:
Art. Discuss cool/warm colours and the colours you would see in a sunrise or sunset. Try to watch one together to see the colours

Day 2: Rain


Required items:

  • A4 paper
  • Black (or coloured) oil pastel or wax crayon
  • Watercolours
  • Paint brush
  • Water pot
  • Paper towel

Children should start by drawing themself (or whoever they want) as a silhouette holding an umbrella. It is important to do this in a waxy medium so the paint doesn’t make it run. After, tape the paper to the wall or hold it up on an angle and drip watercolour paint down the page to make it look like it’s raining. Try to avoid getting watercolour under your umbrella so it looks like your umbrella is protecting you from the rain.

Links to other subjects:
Geography/science. Look at countries around the world with rainy climates, looking into plants and animals that thrive in these conditions. Look at the water cycle.

Day 3: Snow


Required items:

  • Coloured paper
  • White A4 paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Children will be collaging a snowy scene. Cut out pretty snowflakes to decorate. Remember – every snowflake is different so see what cool designs they can come up with.

Links to other subjects:
Geography/science. Discuss features of a polar habitat and what animals live there.

Day 4: Tornadoes


Children will be drawing multicoloured tornadoes. Start by drawing some curved lines on the page that are wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Draw slightly curved horizontal lines across each tornado. To make your tornado look rounded, children must press hard or use a darker colour on the side of the tornado and fade to a lighter colour in the middle to show a highlight.

Required items:

  • A4 white paper
  • Pencil
  • Colouring pencils

*Links to other subjects:
Geography/science. Look at other natural disasters and the impact they have on the world. Create an information sheet or book about some of the most interesting ones!

Day 5: Rainbow Messages

Rainbow msg

Required items:

  • A4 paper
  • Paints/felt tips/colouring pencils
  • Permanent marker/oil pastels

Have children create a rainbow on a piece of paper in a medium of choice (paint/felt tips/colouring pencil). Once it’s dry, write a short message in each of the 7 parts of the rainbow to brighten someone’s day!

Links to other subjects:
eligion/PSHE. Discussing showing kindness to others and why it is good to do this. Talk about ways to communicate with people in a positive way.