Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Created by Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Artists: Cooper, Maliya, Kinley, Jess, Colton

Title: Alligator

Teacher: Mrs. Erickson

Theme: The Extremes of Alien Life Forms

Materials and techniques: We used melted crayons to paint the picture. Then we crumpled up the crayon painting. We smeared on watered down paint as a fabric dye. We used an iron and newspaper to lift off all the crayon. It is called batik because it is dyed fabric and a wax resist.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. This was a fun project.

About: We picked the alligator because it is a fast animal. It can run fast on the land and it can swim really fast. The alligator has to be fast so that it surprises the animal that it wants to eat. We think that aliens who want to survive need to think about being fast. The aliens need to exercise a lot to be strong. Kind of like people who swim and run to get strong. The aliens need to be strong in two things, not just one.

Created by Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Artists: Kyle, Jack, Katelyn, Merrick, Austin

Title: Spotted Amphibian

Teacher: Mrs. Erickson

Theme: The Extremes of Alien Life Forms

Materials and techniques: We used melted crayons to paint the picture. Then we crumpled up the crayon painting. We smeared on watered down paint as a fabric dye. We used an iron and newspaper to lift off all the crayon. It is called batik because it is dyed fabric and a wax resist.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. This was a fun project.

About: We did an amphibian because they can survive in water and on land. If you were an alien, you would need to survive in a lot of different places.

Created by Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Artists: Ayrith, Gage, Taylor, Ethen

Title: Crab

Teacher: Mrs. Erickson

Theme: The Extremes of Alien Life Forms

Materials and techniques: We used melted crayons to paint the picture. Then we crumpled up the crayon painting. We smeared on watered down paint as a fabric dye. We used an iron and newspaper to lift off all the crayon. It is called batik because it is dyed fabric and a wax resist.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. This was a fun project.

About: The crab lives in the ocean and eats junk that no one else wants. The crab can also live on the land. The crab is really fast and knows how to hide. If an alien wanted to be good at surviving, they should be like a crab. Eat the stuff no one wants, be fast, and hide when you are in danger.

Created by Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Artists: Jose, Joni, Taylor, Kylee, Bayler, Zachary

Title: Humming Bird

Teacher: Mrs. Erickson

Theme: The Extremes of Alien Life Forms

Materials and techniques: We used melted crayons to paint the picture. Then we crumpled up the crayon painting. We smeared on watered down paint as a fabric dye. We used an iron and newspaper to lift off all the crayon. It is called batik because it is dyed fabric and a wax resist.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. This was a fun project.

About: We chose the humming bird because it is so small. It has a long beak that can suck out nectar from a flower. We like the humming bird and how it can survive on flowers. Aliens can learn from the humming bird that it is okay to be small. They can also learn to drink from beautiful flowers.

Created by Mountainside Elementary School, Mendon, UT

Artists: Cole, Kasha, Shaylee, Chance, Shay

Title: Frog

Teacher: Mrs. Erickson

Theme: The Extremes of Alien Life Forms

Materials and techniques: We used melted crayons to paint the picture. Then we crumpled up the crayon painting. We smeared on watered down paint as a fabric dye. We used an iron and newspaper to lift off all the crayon. It is called batik because it is dyed fabric and a wax resist.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. This was a fun project.

About: Frogs are cold blooded. When it is super cold, they are cold. When it gets hot, the frogs get hot. They have to be by water. They also live in water when they are born. If an alien wanted to survive, they should follow the frogs who can live in cold and hot weather.