This was such a fun painting project. I ordered the largest size construction paper (24 x 36) in pale blue. This gave it the "wow" factor. I love large paintings! We drew the bears on the paper before painting. I gave the children crayons.
Step One: I had the children draw a half moon shape for the head of the bear. I told them to make it a big half circle. We practiced with our finger "pencil" first on the paper.
Step Two: Next, we drew the ears of the bear - half circles or ovals.
Step Three: Finally, we drew two dot eyes, an upside down triangle nose with a J shape coming down from the nose. Then a backwards J to make the other side.
Paint the bear white first. Let dry.
Paint the eyes and nose. Let dry.
Paint the storm with a q-tip. Done!
TIP: I taught the children to "dip, tap, paint." Dip the brush into the paint, tap it against the side of the paint pot, and paint. Otherwise - you will have drips all over your paintings!
I created a little song that I will share later this week!