Winter Bird Art Lesson: Lois Ehlert’s book, Snowballs, is yet another inspiring book for elementary school art lessons. Instead of the featured snowmen, I gravitated towards the wonderful birds in birch trees.
Simple Birds painted with watercolor paint. While paint is still wet, use eye droppers with rubbing alcohol to add effects. When dry, outline with Sharpie. Could also use cut shapes to create the birds.
Students used 9 x 24 colored paper and three colors of tempera paint to make their backgrounds. We used mat board to spread the paint. They sprinkled the paint before pulling the paint, making sure not to mix all the colors together. The bi