I met the other elementary art teacher from our district at the San Diego Museum of Art. Four of her students had this cupcake lesson chosen for the Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary Exhibition. She mounted them on colored paper squares and grouped them together.
I think her students were grade three, I did this with my First Graders.
I thought it was a great way to use up some of the magazine donations and scrap paper we have accumulated.
I had my students color the background with oil pastel. I don’t typically use colored paper because it is difficult to estimate how much I need from year to year.
This lesson was adapted from a Blick lesson: http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/the-secret-life-of-your-pet/
Done with TK students, they used images of animals from our magazine stash: Zoo News, National Geographic Kids and various animal calendars.
Students cut out and glued their animals onto paper. They created background and additional images using colored pencil or crayon. They could add to the images-crowns, hats, etc. if they chose to.
Once complete, the students told me “a secret about their animal-something I wouldn’t know just by looking at their picture”. Here are a few of the results from my amazingly creative TK students with their captions.
My chameleon is a resting chameleon. His secret is he likes the beach and flying kites.
This panda is flying and driving his car.
My lion is at a birthday party.
My robin is a ballerina.