This PowerPoint was created for 2nd grade students who then created a snowflake collage. There are 4 slides total plus an outline of the lesson. (I also used this same slideshow for 5th grade students who were creating 3D snowflakes, so it can easily be adapted for any grade.)
*Art vocabulary words used for the slide show & lesson are in all caps.*
Slide 1: Title & SNOWFLAKE images
Slide 2: Description of snowflakes & image of a real snowflake
Slide 3: Information on WILSON "SNOWFLAKE" BENTLY
Slide 4: 6 close-up images of snowflakes under the microscope showing different patterns.
2nd grade students watched this slideshow & were fascinated with real snowflakes & Wilson "Snowflake" Bently. After we watched the slideshow, we started the process of our snowflake collage:
1. Use COOL color WATERCOLORS to make a WASH on our piece of watercolor paper.
2. Pour salt on wet watercolor paint & let it dry to create crystal effect.
3. Show step-by-step process on how to cut 3 different kinds of snowflakes.
4. Students practice with cool color construction paper making 6 snowflakes; taking 3 home & saving the other 3 for their collage.
5. Students use cool color tissue paper to create 3 more snowflakes.
6. Students glue all 6 snowflakes (3 construction paper & 3 tissue paper) to their piece of washed watercolor paper. Snowflakes should go off of the edge of the paper to FILL THE SPACE. Once glue on, flip over & cut off any parts that are sticking off the edge to make 4, smooth edges of their collage.
7. Students use uncooked wagon wheel pasta to PRINT with cool color paint onto their collage. The wagon wheel pasta looks like snowflakes! Let dry.
8. Students use small dots of glue to add different cool colors of glitter to their paper to finish their collage.
This took four 45 minute classes. Learning how to cut snowflakes took a whole class.