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Monday, February 27, 2012

Toilet paper sculpting!

Yes, that is the correct title of this post! Earlier this year I went to a workshop where one of the ideas was to sculpt with toilet paper.
The trick is to barely wet one side of the paper then let the water soak or seep into the toilet paper. You can shape it, let dry, & when it dries it will hold its shape & can be painted. I decided to teach pop art and Wayne Theibaud with this lesson. So, 5th grade students are creating their favorite food. This is still a project in progress....more pics soon!
I started everyone with sculpting a simple egg, then we painted them green & various other colors. The timing worked out great for Dr. Suess read across America!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

How do you like your eggs?

Since next week is read across America week, our school has Dr. Seuss activities planned for each day and I set up my March bulletin board displaying green foods & different colored egg & ham sculptures as a little twist on green eggs and ham. I'm excited over the final product, and the kids really enjoyed the food art they created for the display.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Circle Weavings

4th graders have been circle weaving, & thoroughly enjoying it! It takes several classes to complete since students make the loom, weave, & then create a border design.
Students really enjoy the process & we got some great results! Can't wait to display their work for Arts in the school night in May!