Art- Lighthouses along the Coast

A South Carolina home is not complete without a lighthouse! This project lets kids be creative with their artistic ability while giving them a little “historical” background on the lighthouses that are found up and down the coast.

You need:
drawing sheet- size (postcard)
watercolor paint
brushes
jar with water
scissors and glue

What are lighthouses? Where can you find them and why there? Why did we need them, and do we still need them?
Show pictures of lighthouses on the digital board and discuss them. What does a lighthouse look like? What color is often used? Where is the lamp of the lighthouse? Where’s the door?

For the background students paint with watercolor paint a simplified landscape of air and soil. The paint should be dilluted with a lot of water to get soft colors. The sheet doesn’t need to be painted completely, it is even better to leave the edges white. Put this painting aside to dry.

Then sketch a lighthouse on a second sheet of paper. Paint it with watercolor paint, using less water now to be sure the colors really stand out.
Let the work dry and cut the lighthouse. Paste it on the painted background.

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