These lovely angel icons were made by my first graders. Icons were first introduced as a visual language for those who could not read. They were a way to introduce stories or figures in the form of images. I showed a few examples of icons throughout history and the kids came up with stories of what a particular icon might suggest. That was pretty cool because we actually experienced how icons were first used.
|Basic Angel Figure|
- Directional drawing of basic angel figure (takes 5-10 minutes). I always say to them to feel free to change or add anything they'd like.
- Color in with crayons.
- I passed out gold paint and brushes for them to paint the background.
- These are 9x12 and we finished in one 45 minute class period.