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.
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