Reading the book "A Nightmare in My Closet" by Mercer Mayer brings up lots of emotions in children.Talking to them about how the story makes them feel, scared or not scared and how they deal with being scared can lead to some great conversations and even better stories. I used this art lesson to stimulate their imaginations and to create suspenseful stories about the nightmares in their closets! What a fun and valuable lesson!
Here are the basics:
- Medium -Watercolor or Tempura Paints
- 1-2 days
- Grade -2nd - 5th
- Objective - Explore imagination and suspenseful story-telling.
- Watercolor or Tempura Paint, Brushes, Water, Watercolor or thicker paper, Sharpie Markers, colored chalk, Straws, Brown Construction paper and glue.
- Technique: Blown paint and story telling.
Here are some students working on their nightmares:
Create and glue on your doors:
Open them and there's your nightmare!
My students really enjoyed this project from the blowing of the paint, to the wonderful stories about thei nightmares in their closets.
Have fun with this one! Sabrina, A Space to Create!