Starting a New Bottle Cap Mural:
Vincent Van Gogh's
One of my goals this school year was to facilitate the creation of a
bottle cap mural with some of my students at work.
I chose my 5th grade class to work on this project as it is my
smallest class with only 10 students
(10 very high-energy students)!
After the students watched several videos and documentaries
about various environmental issues
(including Midway Island - see previous post),
they were pumped to start creating a
bottle cap mural for the school.
We decided to create Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night,"
one of my all-time favorite paintings.
The first step was sorting by color.
They loved doing this - they were like little kids in a candy shop
or like kids sorting their candy after trick-or-treating.
So much enthusiasm!
The next step was to clean all of the caps with lots of soap and water.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos of this step.
Just imagine lots of water - everywhere!
Note to all art teachers:
Be very very thankful if you have
a sink in your room!