Sheep at the County Fair


Living in a rural area of Ohio, the fair is a big thing for little ones.
In fact, they have a junior fair day, an adorable pet land for children to touch small farm animals, and a day of low cost rides where everything is $1.00! 
My young artists love creating animals. We created pigs, cows, chickens, rabbits and sheep. The sheep were so fun.
First, students created a large cloud for the shape of the sheep.
 Next, they drew a triangle head and added details such as eyes, ears and legs.
After they drew out their sheep, next came the paint. Students used circle sponges and dipped them into white and black paint to create various shades of gray on the sheep. What a fun process of stamping the paint and seeing the different shades!

They even added little ribbons to their animals boasting that their animal came in first place!
Hope you will find the time to visit your local fair. 
If not, create one in your learning environment.
Materials: 12 x 18 drawing paper
Black and white tempera paint
sponges and brushes

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    Elizabeth - Dream Painters
    September 20, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Very cute. Together with your cows you must have a marvelous county fair display! Do you take the kids on excursion to the fair? There's so much there for them to get inspiration from!

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    Evion Knight
    September 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    wow' Really awesome the new spices of cow is available on your blog' Looking very impressive with great texture with soft paint.Your paint is saying lot of fine words. i'm spending really good time on your blog. keep it up.

    Liquid Latex

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    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I liked the adorable cows – but I absolutely LOVE the sheep! Their body shapes are so funny! Great lesson yet again.

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