Today my students created a character using paint sticks ( Sargent Art ) & collage. Since we've been back in person, I've really tried to do projects that use supplies we just weren't able to use during virtual. They LOVE the paint sticks. I had them create a "character" and simple background using the paint sticks. They could use food items, objects around home or school, or even clothing items. I told them not to make the face though. We would be creating the face and any additional items using collage. I think their pictures turned out super cute.
April 28, 2021
Paint Sticks & Collage
One of the reasons I had them use collage for the face is because my students sometime struggle cutting out circular objects. I believe part of this is because they no long use scissors in the classroom to do cut & match activities like they use to do. (like matching words or placing vocabulary in a sentence) That coupled with the fact that many do not do crafty/arty things at home as much as they once did....we have some struggles in the scissor skills department!!