I used Diffusion Circles from School Speciality Catalog for this lesson. You can also use coffee filters, but I do like the diffusion circles better. Standard water based markers...making sure you have a mat paper under the circle or your tables will be very colorful!! The students then scrunched up their mat paper into a ball and put the circle over it. They used a pipe cleaner to secure it in place(first time I used pipe cleaners for this project...was sooo much easier than string!!!) Use liquid starch in a spray bottle to sprits the form. This will allow the colors to bleed together & create a stiffer finished form(the diffusion circles have a bit of a stiffer form naturally than the coffee filters).
Cool idea- I am interested in the brand of liquid starch you used and where you got it from. Would using watered down PVA glue ie white glue do the same.ReplyDelete
ohhhh this is a very cool way to use the coffee filter ideaReplyDelete
It is great to see coffee filters used in such a creative and original way.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing
I am assuming these are the 9.5" circles and not the 18" circles, although they look very big in the photos. I just heard about this paper the other day. I have to try this! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete