Saturday, January 22, 2011

Torn News Paper Panda Pictures



This was a first time lesson for me and it went pretty well so I thought I would share it. It was done with 3rd graders and took us 3-45 min. Classes. Intro pandas, China, and recycled art. I cut oak tag 12 x 12 or chip board it you have it, then we used the word part of the news paper to fill in the entire background (tearing into small pieces). After the background was done we use the dark parts of the news paper to add bamboo trees (at least 4 -and 2 had to touch the top). Next came the pandas I used the large paper on the rolls (the kind for the bulletin boards) to make the pandas. I find this paper tears really easily. I told them they could make the panda sitting walking climbing, eating- whatever. I did an acrylic gaze when the projects were done for a more finished look.

6 comments:

  1. So glad I found your blog! I love this project. My students have been learning about China! If you get a chance check my blog out at projectpaperpear@blogspot.com

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  2. I love the torn Paper pandas!!! These are great. I like how all the kids outbursts panda in a different pose, I have some kids who are dead set on copying ant example they see to playing with the paper and positioning the arms and legs would definitely work better for them then drawing.

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  3. I have to stop typing on my iPhone the auto correct makes my posts sound crazy! OUTBURSTS??? I have no idea what that word was supposed to be! ANT EXAMPLE???

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  4. ur funny! i did not even notice the miss spelling- I am horrible at typing. I just got an ipad -it does the same thing. Good luck with the lessons...can't wait to see the finished product.

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  5. These are so unique! Def what to try these :)

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  6. We will be doing this in our homeschool next week. Thanks for the idea! Brilliant!

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