Friday, June 22, 2012

Fine Motor Friday, Part 19: Butterflies

photo of: Fine Motor leads to Fine Arts (continuing series: Part 19) Printmaking image
FRIDAY!! FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!!!! 
FINE MOTOR MEETS FINE ARTS!!!!
Welcome or welcome back!
This is installment #19 in the series!

Let's take a look this week at butterflies. 
Let's get started in preschool!!

photo of: Preschool Bulletin Board of Symmetric "Blotto" Butterflies - Spring Colors

The proverbial 'blotto' experiment. 
This time using sponges to apply the paint. 
These kiddos liked the dab-it-method. 
Sometimes combining the 'swoop' method.

photo of: Symmetric butterfly painting in Preschool

Now let's move from the stamping of sponges
to more open-ended fine motor work.
We're still in preschool. 

photo of: Preschool Butterfly Art Project with magic markers

Believe it or not this curlie-cue butterfly
was on a preschool bulletin board! 
That's a lot of fine motor development, little one!
Oh, you gifted + talented amazing one.

photo of: Fine Motor Butterfly filled with Curlie Cues of Magic Marker Design

Now let's move on to Kindergarten...........

photo of: Kindergarten Journal of Spring Butterfly

This photo above is from my WonderBoy's spring kindergarten journal. 
He's been a gradual convert to pencil + paper projects. 
I LUV watching him realize that his circles and ovals have power.....
power to connect and create images. 
This is an amazing step forward in his personal fine motor capability.

Next up are oodles of kindergarten butterflies from a spring quilt:
made in honor of my Artist-in-the-Schools visit. 
(My picture books illustration's are quilted images.)

photo of: Kindergarten Bulletin Board of Spring Butterfly Drawings

We know that there's lots of 'creeping' in fine motor development. 
Lots of creeping proceeds the flying. 
This next 'long-legged' creeper is from a first grader. 
Tissue paper on tissue paper. 
Glorious 'sun-catcher' of sorts. 
Just makes me smile ear-to-ear.

photo of: Tissue Paper Caterpillar, First Grade Art Project for Spring

Lots of caterpillars creeping. 
Crawling. 
Inching along. 
Baby steps. 
Creeping. 
Smidgins. 
Earth bound.
Laborious.
photo of: First Grade Art Show Caterpillars on Parade

Creeping. Creeping. Creeping. 
Then suddenly, in a blink. 
Taking flight: 
Soaring! 

photo of: Tissue Paper Sun Catcher Butterfly Art Project

I seriously think that butterfly could be featured on a greeting card. 
In fact I think Halmark cards would do well to hire these first grade artists on consignment. 
Wouldn't this make a glorious boxed set of note cards? 

photo of: Collage of Tissue Paper Sun Catcher Butterfly Art Project from First Graders

photo of: Collage of Tissue Paper Sun Catcher Butterfly Art Project from First Graders

photo of: Collage of Tissue Paper Sun Catcher Butterfly Art Project from First Graders

All of these tissue paper creations are observations from my 
Author Illustrator School Visit. 
Scioto Darby Elementary was literally covered in student artwork. 
Every wall. Every bulletin board. Every window!
The morning sun shining through made these sing!! 

photo of: Elementary Art Show Display on Hallway Windows: Tissue Paper Suncatcher Projects

SPRING ART SHOW!! 
So this week we started with lots of FINE ARTS. 
Let's segway back to the fine motor development that provides the fine arts foundation.

photo of: Tissue Paper Butterfly 'Sun-Catchers' by First Graders

I LUV making my 
Author Illustrator School visits. 
Even more? 
I LUV LUV LUV the feedback I receive. 
Especially the handwritten sentiments.

photo of: Kindergarten Journal Writing following Author-Illustrator School Visit

photo of: Kindergarten Journal Writing following Author-Illustrator School Visit

photo of: Kindergarten Journal Writing following Author-Illustrator School Visit

photo of: Kindergarten Journal Writing following Author-Illustrator School Visit
Sometimes I am inspired to get more exercise by the children's expressed perceptions.

photo of: Kindergarten Journal Writing following Author-Illustrator School Visit

This week I'll leave you with my own 'Halmark' card. 
Created from the emerging butterflies............ 
I hope that you'll pin this image. 
It could bring someone else in pin-landia a smile that they need. 

photo of: Helen Keller quotation with first grade tissue paper illustrations for caterpillar and butterfly

--Debbie--
You can find all of the earlier articles in this continuing series by clicking right here:

photo of: Recycled Materials create Butterfly Mural, UpCycle Design
I started the week with an amazing collections of photos of an UPcycled colossal mural that features butterflies. 
You owe it to yourself to go take a look. 

-- Debbie --

Thanks for your support! I am so appreciative of your pins!

Thanks for your support! I am so appreciative of your pins!
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