Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Have A Very Sweet Mother's Day



This project is based on the art of Wayne Thibaud, a pop artist famous for his paintings of food. His desserts are especially delectable. Taking another nod from my art teacher friend at Oodles of Art, this project will be done with first and second graders tomorrow.

My particular spin on this project lies in the timing. Since Sunday is Mother's Day, wouldn't this make an absolutely delicious card for Mom or Grandma?

1. You can make this an oversize card if you start with 12 x 18 inch construction paper, fold in half lengthwise.

2.Start by drawing a "V" shape on the bottom of the page. Top this V with a happy face line and then add as many scoops as you like!

3. The fun part comes in when trying to decide what flavors and toppings to use and how best to represent them with color.

My cone was completed in oil pastel and has five scoops of some of my favorites like chocolate with M&M's, rainbow sherbet, Neapolitan, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint chocolate chip all topped off with fudge, whipped cream and a cherry!

For the inside of the card you can write this...

For the sweetest Mom (or Grandma)
in the world!
This treat is almost as sweet as you are!
Happy Mother's Day!

For something really special. take Mom or Grandma out for ice cream on their special day.
I am sure they won't mind if you have some too!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Aww, that looks awesome! post some of the kids work, would you? I want to see how they turn out! The way you explained your steps is the same way I did, we started with the v, and always make it look more '3-d' by doing the 'happy face' line you are talking about, etc. We used oil pastels for the details and then watercolored them. Fun idea for cards, too!