Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Owls and Robots (more recycled art)

This lesson was actually part of our Environmental month of lessons yet I never got around to posting it.  In this lesson we again used our recycling theme and reused old magazines, scraps of paper and newspaper print to create owls and robot pictures.

I also had a big box of recycled items and the children could make whatever they wanted from the items in the box.

I just love how the owl pictures worked out.  Its a shame only a few children choose to do them.

These are based on ideas in the Usborne Book - 365 things to do with paper and cardboard by Fiona Watt.

What you need:
  • Scraps of painted paper, magazines, newspaper
  • Black paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Reinforcing rings (white and coloured)
  • Scissors
  • Metallic markers

How To:
  • Get the children to tear oval shapes from the scrap paper (for owls) and glue onto the black paper.  They may wish to add a green branch from scrap paper first (for owls). 
  • Add reinforcing rings for eyes
  • Add wings and other details (I let them use scissors for cutting these out)
  • Add details with metallic markers 
* Robots are the same process yet cut squares from the paper, add other details.  They could also use any bits and pieces left over from our Tin Can Robots that were sitting on the table.

More Results:
Love, love, love!  I even framed my children's in white frames and they are sitting in our lounge room for all to admire.


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