In the other two blogposts in this series, I covered DRAWING SPACE VEHICLES and DRAWING SPACE ALIENS.
This week I'll wrap up the series by telling you about the FOUR other activities that we had going on in class:
- 8-Bit Star Wars Characters
- Star Wars Mash-Up Characters
- Star Wars Drawing Station
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Re-creation (YouTube video)
FIRST UP: 8-Bit Star Wars Characters
Working with this age group, I have discovered HOW MUCH they love the phenomena known as MINECRAFT; that pixelated video game world. Knowing this shows me where I can get the kids onboard with doing an activity.
ENTER: 8-Bit (i.e. big pixelation) STAR WARS Characters!
I went on Pinterest and searched perler bead designs, and counted cross-stitch/ crochet designs featuring Star Wars characters.
(NOTE: These are not my designs.) I put them on graph paper (using color pencils), then cut out the grid, mounted on card stock, and for a layer of protection, slipped them into plastic sleeves. I find plastic sleeves to be a real handy tool for the samples that I make. It preserves the samples so that I can use them again and again, and that time saved = time I can spend on some other aspect of getting ready for class.