Today we decided to delve backwards into some Cycle 1 antics for our Christmas craft project! So I decided a little Ghiberti today would be a fun review and a neat medium for the kids to work with. You all remember Lorenzo Ghiberti, right? He was that trained goldsmith turned sculptor from the late 1300's to early 1400's. He painted the baptistry doors at Florence Cathedral.
Cardboard to size you want for picture (this is your base)
Yarn or Wikki Stix
Craft glue (if using yarn)
Black Paint/Paint Brush
Steel Wool or Scrubby
Glitter glue (optional)
The kids first decided on a design - which was a manger scene. They used the popsicle sticks for their barn exterior and Jesus' manger.
Then they decided on what characters/scene besides the baby Jesus in a manger they would have. One picked three wise men and the other a sheep with a shepherd. So they began forming their yarn into the design and gluing down the pieces to keep them in place.
Then you begin to add your black paint all over the design and let it dry.
The next thing we did was add glitter glue to the stars and around Jesus' head.
Once the paint dried, then we began to scrape off the black paint from all around the raised areas of the design using a scrubby.
Once we were done this is what we had!