Folder Story: The Paint Can

This is my first time trying a folder story!! I was searching for a felt or flannel about art when I came across this post from Miss Mary Liberry. She got the idea from Storytime Magic by Kathy Macmillan and the outline of the paint can from this ALA site.

Folder Story, Paint Can

The Paint Can

Miss Smith is going to paint a picture.
She wants to start with a blank sheet, so she paints it white.

When Miss Smith looks out her window, she sees a cardinal on one of the trees outside.
She decides that red is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture red.

As she paints, she takes a bite of her orange.
She decides that orange is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture orange.

She sees some plants in her garden, and one is a yellow tulip.
She decides that yellow is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture yellow.

She likes the way that the leaves of the trees sway in the breeze.
She decides that green is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture green.

While she is looking at the trees, she sees the beautiful blue sky.
She decides that blue is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture blue.

Miss Smith looks down at her painting, and when she does, she sees the crazy purple socks she is wearing!
She decides that purple is her favorite color;
So she paints her picture purple.

Miss Smith has finally completed her painting.
Her painting, which has all of her favorite colors:
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple, is a……
RAINBOW!

 

How I Made the Folder Story:

  • Cut the dripping paint portion of the paint can out of a file folder. Also, draw in the rest of the paint can. You can choose to draw in the paint can if you want to.
  • Place contact paper on each side of the paint can to avoid having any of the edges get caught and tear.
  • Cut small sections of construction paper and glue them to a piece of paper so you can see the different colors through the dripping paint portion.
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  1. Pingback: Story Time at the Museum: All About Art | climbing librarian

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