Father's Day, Second Grader Style

Now I warned you that from time to time, I would break into teacher mode. Well, today is the day. School is officially out for summer, but I really wanted to share this project with you. Maybe I'll start a new series. We'll call it The Summer Session.

Anyway, I've been a big fan of Kathy Barbro's work for a while. Her blog, Art Projects for Kids, is AMAZING. A few weeks ago this pin popped up on Kathy's Pinterest board. It's from a post she did for Father's Day 2012. During the last week of school, we had a little extra time on our hands and we made our own version of Kathy's project. I demonstrated Bob Ross style (you know, little baby trees) and we all followed Kathy's instructions. But I gave the students a few options for their top layer. They could choose between black, dark blue, bright blue, purple, and teal. And they totally ran with it. I think it turned out pretty well. And pinch me, Kathy agreed.

Obviously it might be a bit late to make this card for Father's Day 2013, but you could do this project any time of year. Maybe a birthday card with the child's name or a thank you card. Just throwing some ideas out there.

Hope you all had a lovely Father's Day. For the first time in many years, I got to spend it with my dad.

P.S. He loved the card.