This day was so busy with loads of classrooms needing to swap art times for various reasons. The First Graders who came were not scheduled and I had left all my lesson plan notes at home. This lesson came from a cupboard search, “What’s in here that I can use for art?”.
So I put together this lesson with what I would call “found objects”. My art room in a depository for all kinds of cool donations.
I had a box of cardboard scraps that had been cut for a long finished “plaid painting” project and another (giant) box of miscellaneous tissue paper. Put them together and here is another fun way to celebrate Archtober.
Grade 1 students covered their paper in tissue paper then printed a neighborhood with cardboard scraps.
Interestingly, I showed up at the New Children’s Museum for Educators Night and one of their hands on activities was a tissue paper background lesson.