All of the students gave examples of symbols that they come across in their lives: birthdays, Red Sox, holidays, poison, danger, electricity, product recognition, superheros, etc. We had a blast. Then we created symbols for Halloween and constructed lanterns using the silhouettes in heavy black paper atop yellow tissue paper. Drop a votive inside (in a jelly glass, with parental supervision) and you have a very cool Halloween decoration. Yup, a lesson where we got to cut paper, right up my alley!
I resurrected the motif for a birdhouse I painted for my local art association's recent fundraiser. Fall IS just around the corner.
Thanks for looking.