Lesson Plan Title : Candy Cane Art
Age Range: Kindergarten through grade 2 (Early Elementary)
Overview and Purpose: This art project encourages students to be creative in their use of the candy cane shape.
Objective: The student will be able to create a picture entirely from candy cane shapes and markers.
Various colors of construction paper
Candy cane stencils
Markers or pencils
Explain to your students that they are going to create a picture entirely from candy cane shapes and markers. Have them trace and cut out the shapes from the construction paper and glue them onto a blank sheet of paper. They can fill details in with the markers, but encourage them to make the majority of the picture with candy canes.
This lesson can also be done using real candy canes. Students can dip them in paint and then stamp them on their papers. You can have them hold the candy canes with clothespins to help keep the mess to a minimum.