Miss Bindergarten's Baked Apples
The Art Lesson


Make this craft after reading Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten  We have several more Miss Bindergarten activities, like Miss Bindergarten's Baked Apples. To see all our Miss Bindergarten activities click here

The students in Miss Bindergarten’s class enjoy painting at the classroom easel. Pull out the paints and brushes and invite your young reader to paint a self-portrait like the class portraits on the last page of Miss Bindergarten. Add to the fun by providing a mirror for the artist to look in while working on the portrait.


General Supplies

  • light colored construction paper
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • glue
  • yarn
  • scissors 
  • constriction paper scraps
  • crayons, markers, or colored pencils

Help your child create their self-portrait using all sorts of art supplies. They can create the whole picture using just paint, crayons, or markers, or make a mixed media masterpiece with a painted face, torn paper features, yarn hair. All they need to begin is a large piece of light colored construction paper, and maybe a mirror for perusing their image while working.


Helpful hint: Using straight glue with yarn can be very messy and frustrating. To make it easier, mix some glue with a few drops of water in a small dish, and use a paintbrush to apply it to paper where needed. 



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