Mother’s Day Special

All of our projects for the K-1 came to a screeching halt, so that they could make super awesome Mother’s Day Gifts!

Kindergarten made something I had swiped from my favorite site, Pinterest, “watercolor” scarves! They used color Sharpies to color all over plain white scarves.

Kinder Mothers Day

Kinder Mothers Day

The Sharpie did go through the cloth and onto the table, but this wasn’t problematic because our next step, to squirt rubbing alcohol onto the scarves! The last person at the table who received the last step, also wiped up the table with their scarf, to get even more color! (And also got the Sharpie off the table)

Kinder Mothers DayKinder Mothers Day

1st Grade made a version of Kandinsky Circles to make flowers for Mother’s Day.  They “drew” with scissors to make their circles, working on their fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination.

1st grade Mother's Day

1st Mothers Day

1st Grade Mothers Day

Finally one of the 4th grade classes had completed their woven flowers weeks ago, so we brainstormed to come up with the perfect project for mothers day for them.  They all chipped in a dollar, and I went to the Dollar Store and purchased plates. The next day they decorated them with black Sharpies.  I gave them ideas with Zentangle, because I wanted them to work the whole period. I took them home that night, and baked them.

4th grade platesHere are the results!

4th grade Mother's Day Plates 4th grade Mother's Day Plates 4th grade Mother's Day Plates 4th grade Mother's Day Plates

I’m sure there were a lot of happy momma’s yesterday!

Art Power



About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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