“Crazy Bird” watercolor, pastel and crayon on cut paper.
Here is a short tutorial of the “Crazy Birds” project that I taught 5th graders in Beijing, China! The video shows only marker, pen, and pencil, but you can modify it with any media you like, as I’ve done in the sample above.
Crazy Birds Tutorial from Silly U on Vimeo.
(If you have trouble viewing it through this blog, click the direct link here: http://vimeo.com/96276667)
– Four pieces of watercolor paper, about 5″x5″ or 6″x6″ square
– Four mark-making tools, such as pens, markers, watercolors, pastels, crayons
– glue stick
Here are the steps:
Using two sheets of paper, draw a loose flower shape on one and a loose circle shape on the other. Use 2-4 different media. Work fast and loose!
Cut the flower and the circle papers into four equal pieces. Then, using another paper as a ground, arrange the pieces to create the beginning of a bird shape. Glue in place. Repeat if desired.
“Finish” the birds already started using the same combination of media used in Step 1.
This is a great project for anyone because it’s hard to go wrong! Please feel free to share with your friends, in your child’s classroom, etc. And send me some Crazy Birds!