Kindergartners started this lesson by talking about shape vs form.
We then read "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle.
Step by step, using air dry clay students first made a pinch pot, they added a head, and poked in eyes with the back of a pencil. They then divided the pinch pot with a line to make the wings and by rolling small balls and flattening them on the ladybugs body they made spots. I poked in holes and glued in pipe cleaners for antennas.
To see last years ladybug post click here.
To add color students used a black and red oil pastel. They then used a mixture of watered down tempera paint to get any remaining white spaces. They were topped off with a coat of clear acrylic.