The book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is an art room favorite. It lends itself to many dot projects and students love the idea that starting with a dot can take you on a fantastic art journey.
For this lesson, pre -school students were given black construction paper and scraps of colored paper. The large black paper you see underneath is an art room “placemat”. They are from a package of extra large black construction paper ordered by mistake by another teacher. I have used them for several years to help make clean-up easier.
A plastic lid placed in the center of the paper helped keep the dot shape as students glued and added paper to make these collage dots.
I save scraps of paper from other projects for this lesson.