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!
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!