2nd Grade: Reflection Paintings
We talked all about reflections and how they work like a mirror! We built upon what we learned in kindergarten about symmetry to create these beautiful paintings!
First, Mrs. N held up pictures of fall trees reflecting in the water! Then she held up a mirror and a piece of fake tree so that we could see what is happening in nature- and our piece of tree 'reflecting in the water'! It was so neat to see the piece of tree appear to be upside down!
First we folded our paper in half, then painted the sky and folded it again to create the look of the sky reflecting in the water.
Then we painted the grass, and folded it again to create the reflection of the grass in the water.
Then, we used the hard end of our brush to scrape wiggly lines in the bottom half of our paintings, to create the look of water ripples!Next, we painted the clouds with a fan brush then folded our paper again!
After our paintings had dried, the next class we painted trees and folded them again, creating the look of the trees reflecting in the water!
This was Mrs. N's favorite project so far!!