In today’s art class, we continued creating our paper designs for the reptile scene we started a few weeks ago (due to a snow storm, class continued on February 21 & 28). See, Day 1 for the beginning lesson.
The class worked on creating their own paper designs to be used for the turtle. They used copy paper and acrylic paint to create the designs.
Creating your own sheets of design paper is a fun, but messy process. Therefore, we used plastic table cloths to protect the tables (and old posters (left over from a church event) for placemats). In addition, each student had a sheet of wax paper over their placemats so their painted papers would be able to dry without getting stuck.
On Day 1 of the project, I gave a long demonstration on how to create your own paper designs. Before the other classes, I just give a quick demo on what is expected. Since they are 1st – 3rd grade students, I make my way around the classroom to assist each student and make sure they understand the process.
MORE FUN PAPERS CREATED FOR TURTLE SCENE:
The class worked hard on creating other colors that will go into creating their turtle scene. So many fun color combinations and design elements. I just love the creativity and can’t wait to see their reptile scenes come together in the next class.
Day 3: We will cut out our turtle shells and other design elements and use mod podge to glue everything in place. Looking forward to it…join us in a couple weeks for the finished scenes!
Plastic Table Cloths
Old Cardstock Posters For A Placemat
Various Colors of Acrylic Paint
Tools To Make Designs (stamps, popsicle sticks, old glue stick lids, forks, etc.)