Anyway, here are some completed African Amulets for you to enjoy as you wait for the results to trickle in tonight!
To achieve the effect you see, kiddos painted their amulet with either black or brown tempera paint. While the paint was still wet, tiny sponges were used to dab and wipe away the desired amount of paint, leaving a stained look. I love the way the brown paint gives a wooden look, while the black looks more stone-like. The kids can't wait to take 'em home.
|This amulet reflects its maker's personality, ha!|
I forgot to mention earlier--we jam to African music while we do these! It makes it so much more fun! There are some expressive dancers in fourth grade, hehe.