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Tying Blackout in with the National Crayola Crayon Day Celebration
So, you may have noticed the rather large photo of a little girl coloring with a box of crayons. LOL Well, when I originally sat down to write this post, I was going to talk to you about how I used this action-provoking book for an art activity that was inspired by this March 31st celebration.
As you can imagine, this book lends itself to great art activities. Blackout, of course, elicits thoughts of darkness. What did I do? Ran to the cabinet and grabbed a handful of black construction paper. Then, I went inside of the other cabinet and pulled out 2 boxes of oil pastels.
Look at what they created!
|The Oil Pastels are so beautiful and vibrant against the black paper.|
|In this picture, the family decides to spend time playing a game of cards.|
|I am sorry that this one is upside down. It was saved this way in my camera.
This is the part of the book when the family goes outside to gaze at the stars during the Blackout.
|I love how they drew this house in darkness from when the lights went out. :- )|
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