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    haiku art
    By KT

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    We write our nature haiku next to a spring blossom branch the kids make on white paper. To make the branch I drip 5-6 drops of thin black tempura at the bottom of a piece of 8x11 white construction paper. The student then uses a straw to blow on the paint which runs across the paper forming branches. They love doing this after you demostrate the tecnique and stress the importance of blowing "dry" air and blowing across, not down.
    The next day after they dry the kids apply tissue or crepe paper blossoms made from small squares wrapped around the eraser end of a pencil, dipped in glue or glue stick and stuck to the branches. it may sound complicated, but is very easy, fast and looks very showy and springy. The hsiku adds another creative touch, but they look good without also. Try it first yourself and have fun !

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