Or their own names.
Or just something they really likedthis blog post from 2012 where I completely detailed the process. In the meantime, the materials were simple: tempera in red, yellow, blue and black, paintbrushes, pencil erasers for stampers, and cotton swabs.
And now for the promised sneak peek! Our theme this spring is "the magical garden" and my seven students are making papier-mache garden gnomes, and gnome homes in tree stumps or mushrooms, made of cardboard and plaster bandage. And then we have some adorable birds and bird houses, and hopefully we will find the time to make some flowers for our gardens! Below, our garden gnomes before painting.
And gnome homes in progress.
I wish I could show you more, but you'll just have to wait a couple of weeks! Sorry!