Friday, July 2, 2010

Paper Collage Creatures

It's been so long since I've posted, I'm not going to even offer any excuses. But needless to say, we've had a crazy busy summer (in a fun way) and I've spent lots of quality time with my kiddos--and I've got a pretty good tan. Since I've taken a break from teaching this summer, I thought I'd try to catch up on posting some past projects. Here's one I did with a class where I modified the fabric collage project (click here to see) to make it more fun for the younger ones (5-7). I had pre-cut shape templates for several animals and they got to pick their animal and their papers. They did the tracing, cutting, arrangement, gluing and accents.

Covered it all with a good coat of Mod Podge

I tied in a short lesson on using shapes when drawing. We always do a fun exercise with the felt board before we start our project and see what kind of things we can make out of our basic shapes; like houses, trains, trees, etc. Then I show them how simple it is to draw a penguin and a mouse by breaking it down into shapes.


DellaRae said...

What a great project. I especially love the bats...wonderful for Halloween!

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Just happened over here. Awesome blog. We have a whole lot in common!

Phyl said...

Hi, super blog!
I saw your comment at MaryMaking, regarding my toothpaste/aloe vera batik lesson - it's so much fun to do. Check out my blog too (look through my older postings for that lesson - I've been blogging just a couple of months but that was one of my first-ever posts). My blog is called There's a Dragon in my Art Room and I'm at -

kszwahl said...

You were mentioned on my blog site today!

meri Cherry said...

What a fantastic project! I can't wait to do this with my kindergartners. Awesome!

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