I blogged about our process painting the Northern Lights last year and you can read the blog post by clicking here.
This year we used the same process however, I upgraded my water colors and I really like the way the colors swirled this year!
Briefly, to complete this art project we used a wet on wet painting technique. For this, you first paint the paper with water so that it is wet and then I had my students use their favorite colors of the northern lights to fill the page. After the page was covered, they sprinkled salt over their painting. The salt creates a lovely effect.
After the paint dried, we added the black silhouette mountains and displayed them!
I hope that you will try some of these activities with your students or child. Mine loved them!!
(If you would like any of the printables, centers, or guided reading activities, they are all available in my pack, “The Wild Arctic.” Click HERE to get it.