3rd graders will be making some suns inspired by the Aztec Sun Stone. This art project is one of my favorites because they all turn out so beautiful!
We will be learning about the Aztecs, a group of hunters that lived in Mexico hundreds of years ago. The Aztecs used a Sun Stone Calendar. This calendar was 12 feet tall and 4 feet wide, weighing 24 tons!
First, students will draw their sun on a piece of paper using a pencil. Inside their sun they will draw different patterns.
Once drawn, they will trace their sun onto a piece of Styrofoam. Then they will color a piece of paper with chalk pastel. 3rd graders will start the printmaking process, they will roll black ink onto their Styrofoam sun and then stamp the sun onto the paper.