I thought it would be ,um, cool, to do a winter project with my first graders. I had pinned an anonymous icicle collage a couple of months ago and decided to use that as my inspiration.
The morning I started the project with my classes, I checked out one of my favorite art blogs, Colossal, and this was posted! I loved being able to share some of these images with the classes as an intro to what icicles are, what they look like.
Photo by Gary Jensen
Students tore the colored pieces into icicle shapes, attempted to keep them sorted by color on their tables, and added a blue shadow to one side of each piece.
Students then glued their paper icicles on to their purple paintings.