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    Open House Art
    By ddd

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    Here's a fun one...
    I have my 4th graders draw a picture of their own house on white construction paper. They are encouraged to add lots of details - tramp in the back yard, trees, bushes, garden, flowers, etc. Take a picture of each student. I use a digital camera. Be sure the front door of their house is drawn big enough to put a picture of their face behind it. They then go over their drawings with a black crayon. We paint the picture with our watercolors. I cut the door open on 3 sides with an exacto knife and tape their picture behind it. I close the door. Their drawings are put on their desks over their nametags for Open House. Parents need to "find" their own house in order to find their child's desk. Parents love this and many say it's a great keepsake! I've even heard of people framing the drawings! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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