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The teacher will brainstorm with students
to identify different ways that paper can be used. The teacher
will demonstrate paper techniques: cutting, fringing, folding,
curling, rolling, tearing, crumbling, etc. Students will select
the characteristics and features necessary to create the character/animal
they want to make. After measuring and cutting holes for eyes,
students will add details using colored paper scraps.
The student will draw a simple design
or composition that fills the paper. The composition will
contain only large, closed shapes—no details. The student
will cut small colored squares of paper or "tiles".
Working with one shape at a time, the student will paint a
closed shape with the glue and water mixture. The student
will apply the small paper "tiles," lining them
up and leaving a small space between each paper "tile". Each space should be filled with tiles of the same color.
Students will use bright colored crayons,
pressing hard to fully color the entire paper, covering the
paper completely with a layer of wax (crayon). No white spaces
should be visible. After the entire paper is colored, the
students will then coat the brightly colored crayon layer
with a heavy layer of black crayon, OR they may paint over
the crayon layer with the soap and tempera paint mixture.
If painting, allow the paper to dry.
Students will draw a detailed picture on
a piece of sketch paper. Suggestions include: sports, landscapes,
underwater/ocean scenes, holidays and celebrations, patterns/designs,
animals, food, literature, families, and non-objective compositions
using the art elements: line, shape, color, texture, form.
Students will carefully use the point of their scissor to
"etch " their composition into the prepared paper.
Large areas of black can be removed to expose the underlying
Crayola Creativity Central
Scores of great art activities available on this website searchable by curriculum content connections, materials, or activity.
from the University of Florida.
This website offers many creative ideas for great ways
to involve children in art activities that require thinking