I promised you more random art ideas, so here you have it!
This actually started as part of a paper plate. (This makes it easier for the kiddos' work to keep it's shape.) We then followed the Roy G Biv pattern to put our colors down. Finally, we tied corresponding beads to the ends.
Sometimes simple is the easiest way to go. I found a template for the hat online and let each student draw in their own face. There were some interesting cats!
This is another one of those fairly simple construction paper projects. I like to let the students have some creativity, so I simply make a model, set out construction paper, and let them at it. Some of these ladybugs looked identical to mine - while others took on a life of their own! However, I'm totally fine with each student getting to show their own creativity.
Dang, another picture that turned upside-down on me...anyway...
This can be done with nearly anything. You can tell that I had a fish coloring page of some sort, but this could just as easily be a hand-drawn item. You then take small pieces of construction paper (cut up or ripped) and use them to "color" your design. I wish I had the students' finished models of these because they turned out super cute!
Doesn't everyone love a paper plate snake?!?
For this project we were simply given construction paper and told to make a 3D effect of sorts. You can't really tell from the picture, but the heart pops out a bit as well.
I made this as an elementary student - eek! We were told to either trace an outline on the paper plate OR freehand it. (I'm a chicken who had to use an outline.)
Do you notice the horse theme in my artwork? Yes, I was obsessed as a child and haven't gotten much better as an adult...
This is simply a paper plate lightly colored yellow, hands traced in yellow as the background, and a very ugly face (missing an eye) that I put on. Simple, but serves it's purpose!
This is a project I did in 5th or 6th grade. Each of those little squares has something in it. Mine was a pattern of eye patch, treasure chest, and captain's hat. This way they all kept with the school theme of Pirates that I was going with. I remember this taking at least two art classes (back when we had an art teacher who came into the room once a week). I hated this project at first, but it hung in my bedroom for many years after I did it! =)
This frog is actually made from 1.5 paper plates. I then painted them, glued them together, and used construction paper to add the rest of him. I think I used this as an end-of-year card collection box at one point in my elementary years.
Please tell me every teacher has a room/corner/garage/something that looks like this?!
Since I currently live in an apartment, I don't have a lot of space for the school "stuff" I have accumulated. Therefore, I use my parents' storage shed. This is what it looked like last summer when I decided I needed to clear some things out. I kept what was absolute necessities, but had a HUGE rummage sale (and gave a LOT away) to get the piles down a bit. I really should take an "after" picture so you don't all think I'm a complete hoarder...
There you have it! Part two of my random art ideas blog posts.
Which one was your favorite? And which one do you think you'll be trying in your classroom soon?