Hi friends! Today I wanted to share with you part two of my giant Symmetrical Sugar Skulls lesson that I did with my adapted art class. This lesson was so fun and would be well loved by students of all ages and abilities! If you are looking for part one of this lesson, you can follow this link to learn how to make the big ole sugar skulls. For this lesson you need:
MATERIALS for Part 1:
Oversized white paper (I used 18 x 24 posterboard)
Black tempera paint
Large paint brushes
Fluorescent tempera paint (I love Crayola Fluorescent paint)
Paint brushes, Cut up sponges in clothes pins, Q tips, or any other stamping materials you have around the house!
Optional (but recommended) Black lights for glowing fun! I use these HouLight black light flood lights.
Step 1: Gather your Supplies
Step 2: Set the Scene!
Step 3: Let them paint and have fun!
I showed my students that they could do the same “paint then fold” transferring technique that we did the previous week but I found that so many of my adapted art students truly just wanted the freedom to paint their skulls however they wanted. Like the previous class I had my Sugar Skull idea sheets available and they enjoyed dotting around the eyes, and using sponges to paint florals in the eyes. However, some of them just really wanted to paint their skulls however they wanted and that was completely fine with me! The important thing is that they were engaged in the project and having fun! There is something so (dare I say) satisfying about painting in a black light setting. The paint glowed as the students painted and they were quiet and focused the whole class period! I plan on hanging these sugar skulls in a showcase in the school and hopefully shining a black light on them to glow so that other students can be amazed!
This was such a fun project and I know that students of all ages and abilities would love it!