Tuesday, January 10, 2012

paper sculptures

 

I just have to share the paper sculptures my Kindergarten and 1st graders have been making! They loved learning about abstract art and did such a great job creating an abstract composition! These are 100% out of recycled materials. Cardboard from old boxes and paper scraps out of the scrap bin.  These are just a few that I hung up in the hallway.

We used my favorite glue to construct these! Elmer's ART PASTE. Its actually made for paper mache, but has just enough hold without being runny.  I gave each table an assortment of strips and showed them how to easily roll the strip around a pencil.  Using a small brush,apply just a little paste to form the circle and then put paste on the edge that will touch the cardboard and hold for a few seconds!

14 comments:

  1. What type of adhesion did the students use to stick the paper to the cardboard? I would assume white school glue...draw a line of glue the same shape as the end of the paper, then just press the edge of the paper into the glue. Yes?

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  2. I love these! How is the paper mounted to the boards?

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  3. What type of glue did you use to stick them to the cardboard?

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    1. Elmer's art paste! It is sold in a box and then you mix it yourself! I mix it up in baby food jars so that multiple students/tables can use it and it stores well!

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  5. These are great! I think I'll have my boys (who are home from school on Spring Break) make some of these! Thank you for posting! Mrs. P @ createartwithme.blogspot.com

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  6. you can dip the end in white glue then stick it to the board.

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  7. I love this art project!!!! Beautiful.

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  8. Where can I find cardboard quick?!!

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    1. At the beginning of the school year, things are always being unpacked, and new technology is coming in.. so there tends to be a surplus of boxes ready to be discarded. You can always send out a quick email too and there is plenty of cardboard that needs a home!

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  9. These are fabulous. We have an art auction coming up and this would be a great group activity to have going on through the evening. Thanks.

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  10. How did you stick the cardboard to the wall to display these? Hot glue?

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  11. Hot glue works great and I think I placed a small square of clear tape on the back before I placed glue so the removal did not rip the cardboard! Hope it works for you!

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  12. Amazing, I might have to try this in some of my preschool art lessons!

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