Monday, June 25, 2012

...and my back to school theme is....

Drum roll please.  My back to school theme is....

I found the cutest robots on Caron-Dellosa's website that persuaded me to go with this theme.  I needed something I'd never done before and robots will fit in perfect because one of our first science units in the fall is simple machines (with wheels, screws, gears, etc...)
I know, I know...major contrast from my cute garden blog design.  But definitely showcasing another side of my personality seeing as I come from a family of gear heads.
My classroom bins and containers are all red, blue, and green (primary colors) so I needed something to fit in with those, as I do not want to have to purchase them all over again.  My walls are also going to be painted some time over the summer, or winter (whenever our maintenance crew gets a chance).  2 will stay beige and 2 will become blue.  The robot design should still coincide with my color combinations.
So, now that school is finally out, I decided to join in with Tara, from 4th Grade Frolics, for Monday Made it!  This week, to coincide with my robot theme, I made some robot art for my classroom walls.
I gathered canvas (on sale - 50% off), paint, glitter paint, paint brushes, wiggly eyes, and star confetti from A.C. Moore.  I gathered some nuts, bolts, screws, and other miscellaneous items from Lowes.  When I got home, I spread out all my materials.

I was inspired by some artwork I found posted on Pinterest by Krissy Venosdale.  I decided to model my project after her robot design.
I started out by making some templates on Microsoft Office (squares, rectangles, letters) because my hands shake too much to draw free-hand.  I cut out the templates, traced them onto the canvas. determined what color I wanted where, and began to paint.

After the paint dried, I outlined each object and letter with glitter paint, glued on the miscellaneous items along with the confetti stars, and shazam....robot art complete.  What do you think?

I also found some really cute robot printables from Krissy Venosdale.  Click here to download them for yourself!  She has them posted for free!
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Join in with Tara for Monday Made it!

Stop back soon for more Robot related art and school supplies that I find along the way.  It'll be a few weeks before I can get back into my classroom again.  But, once I start setting up, I'll take lots of pictures to share!


Heather Temske said...

Wow, they came out fabulous. I think robots will be such a fun theme. I have even seen some great clipart around with robots.

Tara said...

First of all, welcome to the party!!! I am so excited you could join up in the linky! Secondly, WOW you are creative and those robots are adorable!!!!! What a cute theme!!!! I love it!!! Thanks for grabbin my button too:))) Hope you come back next week;)

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Lana said...

How cute! They turned out GREAT!

Amber @ Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher said...

Love those robots!

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Miss Nelson said...

Great job! So fun

Anne Tussing said...

Such fun! Your robot canvases are adorable:)

Kristi said...

These are AWESOME! You must be super creative to come up with this.

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Owl Things First said...

I love these! I'm doing monsters!!

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Brandi said...

Those look great!

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Elizabeth said...

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Lorena said...

The robots are super cute!

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Confessions of a Teaching Junkie said...

Very cute!
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Corinna said...

What a fun theme!! The pictures turned out great!

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Cupcake said...

Such cool signs!!
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Mission Control said...

I have robots in my room. Yours are adorable!

The Wallace Family said...

Oh I love the robot theme! What a cute idea:) The kids will love it and your canvases are ADORABLE! Great job!

Jessica said...

I am doing an "Out of this World" theme mixed with robots. I love what you made!

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Heather Mathews said...

I love the robot theme!! The paintings turned out super cute!

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Owls and Lessons, Etc. said...

My 2 year old just looked at your robots as I was reading and said, Momma, those are cute robots :) Thought I'd pass along her compliment!

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Katie said...

These are too cute!!! love the theme :)

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Polkadots and Teaching Tots said...

I am your newest follower! From looking at your posts it seems that I have found a fellow Rochester area teacher! Good luck with your robot theme next year!

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Elaina Weaver said...

These are super cute! You did a fab job.

Courtney said...

Hi there!
I'm your newest follower!! I love your cute robot canvases! they came out awesome!!
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Mrs. Shepherd said...

Love your theme! I am your newest follower.

Pattie said...

Wow! I love the glitter paint outline. It makes it all pop. You did a great job and are so creative.

Marie K said...

There's a new picture book called "Boy + Bot" by Ame Dyckman. You could use that as a read aloud, then have the kids do a writing project afterward.

Unknown said...

Very cute! I thought of you when I was on scrappin'doodle. They have robot clip art and digital paper. I think they just added it.

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