Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Crow, Story + Art (stART) Circle Craft


For our stART project (story + art, hosted by A Mommy's Adventures), we read The Crow (A Not So Scary Story) by Alison Paul. It is a story about a little boy, with an active imagine, who sees several frightening figures in the crow outside his window. The artwork in the book is excellent, and probably worthy of an art lesson on its own.

But, we stuck instead, with a simple circle craft.


We cut two circle for each crow, one for the body, and one for the wings, which we cut in half, just like in our pumpkin craft. This time though we cut three different sizes of circle (two circles from each size, for a total of six circles). I also cut three beaks, and three sets of feet, and provided three sets of google eyes in three different sizes.


After the children sorted the parts and pieces according to matching sizes, they glued their crows together.



Placing the crows from largest to smallest, they were able to create perspective, as if the birds were flying in to land in a field.


To make things even easier for my youngest, I just had her glue the eyes to a black sheet of construction paper, for crows in the night. Then, we talked about what the little boy in the story might think if he saw the eyes, when really they were just cute little birds in the dark.



You can find more story related art projects, here, at A Mommy's Adventures.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

11 comments:

April said...

Great! Simple but with really cute results!

Stacy said...

These little crows are so cute!

growingandlearningbyleapsandbounds said...

cute crows! we will have to check out that book!

Rebecca said...

The crows are cute! The book sounds cute too.

Susana said...

I love your crows.

I've never read this book, or heard of it. I will have to look for it though. LOVE books with great artwork!

Lil' Ms. P said...

I love how you did three different sizes. I sometimes work with my son on sequencing and this would be a great easy craft to use.

Ticia said...

I love the eyes on the black paper for eyes in the night, how cute!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I don't think it would be "Anna's book", but the craft is really great, especially its 3 different sizes. Thanks for sharing!

Zoe said...

I like how you did different versions of the craft for the different ages of kids! I've just found you via the stART links on A mommy's adventures and am sure I'll be visiting again, seeing as kids' books and the activities they inspire in me and my kids is exactly what I blog about! I'm also really enjoying all your recipes - and can't believe you've already got snow :-) Looking forward to reading you again soon.
Zoe
Playing by the book
http://www.kuvik.net/ztoft/playingbythebook/

The Fifth Street Mama said...

ADORABLE! Love those little crows! They are so so so cute!

The Activity Mom said...

Very neat idea!