Thursday, 30 April 2015

Drips, Drops, Stripes and Spots

Things we have plenty of in our classroom: 
  • friends
  • smiles
  • silly jokes
  • germs

We put our oodles of creativity to work this week and tackled an art project! 

We've all read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, but have you ever really examined the illustrations?

Mr. Carle not only wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but he illustrated it, too! He has a unique method for making designed, textured paper and then cutting it into the pieces for his pictures. 

We followed Mr. Carle's paper-making technique. 

First, we painted our paper. We added drips, drops, stripes and spots in every colour!

See? No shortage of creativity in our class! Beautiful designs, boys and girls!

Mrs. Beliveau's mug even got some "creativity" on it too... 
Occupational hazard

We set our papers aside to dry overnight, and then tackled our next project ... clean up!

Thankfully, the boys and girls in our class are always willing to help out. Surprisingly, the art room was nearly sparkling in no time at all!

Could you come clean Mrs. Beliveau's house, please? Can anyone vacuum?

Once our paper had dried, we used tracers to cut out the shapes to make a butterfly. 

A little glue, and ta da! Colourful, Carle-inspired butterflies!

And just when we thought we had wrapped up with chicks ...

Welcome, little guy!

Eric Carle painting project inspired by Deep Space Sparkle

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