Start the year as you mean to go on and have some creative fun making a four seasons calendar. It’s a great way to try out four completely different art techniques with your children and welcome in the new year.
How to make a four seasons calendar
L’s calendar is made from four pictures depicting the seasons, each using a different art technique. To make the calendar you will need four rectangles of card and one lard piece of card to be the frame. I hope L’s pictures will give some ideas but I’d suggest you chat with your child and decide what they think would make a great picture for each season, and then see how they would like to create their calendar.
I find with my kids that sometimes they have an idea straight away that they want to put into action and sometimes it’s a rummage through our craft supplies and the discovery of a new material that sparks an idea. And remember that all sorts of things can be art materials, not just paint and crayons – cotton wool, sweet wrappers, left over wrapping paper and drinking straws have been favourites for us this week.
Here’s L’s winter icon: a snowman made using white chalk on a blue background, with added embellishments in pencil crayon.
Here’s spring: little fingerprint chicks with faces and legs added in felt pen.
Here’s summer: a glorious sun, made from a tissue paper and gold foil collage.
Here’s autumn: a simple left drawn in pencil and wax crayon.
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