Christmas Textures Art Activity


A picture of the art project. There are two pictures. The first has eight boxes drawn on it, each with a different texture rubbing for one of the following: bubble wrap, ornament hooks, an ornament, tulle, a christmas tree branch, a bow, tissue paper, or ribbon. The second picture is a Christmas tree that a child drew and then colored by doing a rubbing of the tree branch.

I just wanted to post a quick art activity that I did with one of my students this week. I gathered a few Christmas items (bubble wrap, ornament hooks, an ornament, tulle, a Christmas tree branch, a bow, tissue paper, and ribbon) and had the student do rubbings of each one on a piece of tracing paper.

After we did all of the items, I had the student trace a Christmas tree and then color the tree with the piece of a Christmas tree branch under the paper. I let him choose which textures that we wanted to use for the tree trunk and the star. It was a bit tricky, because some of these items aren't very flat, but we made it work and I think it looked pretty cool.

Supplies:

  • Tracing paper,

  • Crayons,

  • Items such as: bubble wrap, ornament hooks, an ornament, tulle, a Christmas tree branch, a bow, tissue paper, or ribbon.

I also made a version of the activity about trains for one of my students. You could use a version of this activity for various student interests.

A picture of the texture activity, but made with a student's tracing of a train, rather than a Christmas tree.

This activity was adapted from a lesson in this art curriculum:

A photo of the book, How to Teach Art to Children Grades 1 - 6

You can read my review of the curriculum here: https://www.autismhomeschoolsuccess.com/single-post/2019/01/27/Curriculum-Review-How-to-Teach-Art-to-Children-Grades-1---6


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