Sunday, May 4, 2014

How to Use Up Scraps at the End of the Year

What do you do with all those colorful paper scraps at the end of the school year? In Pre-K art we read Color Zoo by Lois Elhert and make scrap animal collages. 
Creating real and invented animals with
scrap paper and stamped details
 is imaginative and fun!


Materials

Assortment of colorful scrap paper
Glue
Scissors
Tempera
Corks (Optional)

Motivate

Read Color Zoo by Lois Elhert
Discuss what most animals have in common
     heads, bodies, arms, legs, tails
Discuss what makes animals unique
    sharp teeth, fur, scales, size


Make Scrap Animals 

Arrange paper scraps and rip or cut to make new shapes
Glue collage down
Stamp with corks and/or fingers in tempera paint to create textures, patterns, designs, and habitats

Create more creatures with these projects! 

Leave a comment about what your kids create!

Stamping with Blocks and Tempera
Collaging a Hummingbird
Traditional and Littles Paper Quilling