Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kinder Scherenschnitte

I wish I had done these.  A kindergarten teacher at my school snipped them.  When I saw these silhouettes lining the primary hallway I was so drawn in.

 The teacher told me that I should hold off showing them until after the kids added speech bubbles.
 
 This way looks perfect to me.  I'd rather imagine what these shadow kids are doing.
 These little shadows are SO much like the little dears who they represent.














These look as though they are having so much fun, they make me want to spend a day playing in kindergarten.

18 comments:

Heleen said...

It looks amazing!

LDH said...

Oh wow! This is the very best! Wouldn't it be great around a child's room too!

splatypus said...

Oh I feel honored to have made your blog!! Glad you enjoyed them :)

sallgood said...

Love these-and I'd like them with Blank Bubbles-imagine all the things kids could come with!!

Julie said...

That teacher was genius!!! How cool is this in a school setting!!!! WOW, is all I can say!!! Just brilliant!!!

Charlene said...

Love this idea. I could totally do this with my projector. Do you think kinder kids could cut them on their own?

JJ said...

They could cut them roughly. The silhouettes might lose noses and ponytails or have blobs for heads. I wouldn't have high expectations for precision if the little ones are doing the cutting. Even some of my second graders are shocking poor at cutting. Nice idea though.

Chris said...

I just love those kinders! Great idea. Are they made of black butcher paper?

JJ said...

She used fadeless black bulletin board paper.

I just realized that they look like the people on the iPod ads.

Kathy said...

Perfectly wonderful silhouettes! I enjoyed seeing the display in your photos.

vfg said...

Really marvelous. So much work!!!

random Cindy said...

This is great! I love going to my son's school to see the ideas they come up with too. Hallways seem to inspire a different sort of art than other spaces.

Chan Bliss said...

I am so stealing this idea. I am doing self portraits with the kids now and silhouette would be a good activity to do after that.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

They are fabulous... what a wonderful idea!

x Alex

daysease said...

Oh, WOW!!! that is so great! Today my kids are home sick... Hmmm... May just have to do something like this. Need a good project. they are getting rammy. sigh... Miss stopping over more often. Been a bad friend. Sorry. Things may change soon. It is called, ditching Facebook, and coming back to all the fun!! sigh... of relief. "See" you soon!!

Diana said...

I think they look perfect as is. What a clever and fun idea. The kids would have loved this project.

ZenCrafter said...

What a great idea! I hope the school keeps them up for the rest of the year. They really capture the spirit of childhood.

jackie said...

That is really delightful - shadow children playing along the wall! The speech bubbles would be fun too I think!