Fairy Tale Art

Tip:
KidPix, or Paint or any other drawing program that you have, will create a picture of your students that supports what you are learning in class.

Becky Roberson of Austin, Texas shares this activity that she did with her class when they were studying Fairy Tales.

Here are the steps for Kid Pix:

  1. Take pictures of your students.
  2. Save pictures in a shared file where the students have access to them.
  3. Open Kid Pix and click "Add Graphic" and change the setting to .jpg.
  4. Find the picture and put it into Kid Pix.
  5. Using the scissor tool cut out the person and hit the trash can icon.
  6. Choose the background.
  7. Hit the glove tool again, hit paste, and the cut out image will be pasted on the background of their choice.
  8. They then may draw clothing over their images and add other items which go with the story.
  9. This takes practice, so don't expect kids to be able to do it the first time. The cutting is difficult.

If doing this in Paint they will have to draw the background before inserting the picture. Here are the steps:

  1. Take pictures of your students.
  2. Save pictures in a shared file where the students have access to them.
  3. Open Paint and draw a background.
  4. Open the picture in another program and copy just the part that you would like pasted into the background.
  5. Go back to Paint and paste in the picture.
  6. Draw clothing over the picture and other items which fit with the story.

The pictures in paint are not as amazing because the tools are limited and the background will be student-created rather than canned. This was done with a second grade class and they were able to learn each of the steps.

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