Scream Blow Painting

Scream+Blowpaint-714x1024When I saw this idea from Washington Elementary School in Michigan, I knew I had to try it out. I suddenly realized that no one made a rule that blow painting must always be used to make trees. It’s perfect for crazy, scary hair too.

Warm up: Look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting to see how much expression can be created with lines and color.

1. Draw a head that takes up the bottom half of the paper. Draw a large mouth and raised features as shown so the face looks tilted up.

2. Trace all the lines with a black Sharpie marker.

3. Color heavily with crayon. The goal is to not have any blown paint sit on top of the face and clothes.

4. Use a straw to dab liquid watercolor paint around the head. Blow outward as much as possible to get thick and then thin lines.

10/23 UPDATE: I’m so happy I can give credit to the inspiration for this project – Joslyn who posted it on her blog in 2011. She has further tips and a recommended book so please check it out here:

http://elementary-art-rocks.blogspot.com/2011/11/3rd-grade-monster-mama.html  Thanks Joslyn, it’s a super popular project idea!

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  2. deb
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    great idea for therapy! i work with kids and adolescents and this is perfect for a visual for angry feelings!

  3. Georgianne Lacayo
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    111171 80794Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! 791038

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