Thursday, October 4, 2012

Three Dimensional Art with Colored Paper

The kids have really been into cutting and pasting lately.  I wanted to show them that their creations don't always have to be two-dimensional, so one day when we were all working side-by-side, I started manipulating my scraps of paper to make them stand out from the page in different ways.  L and E were very interested and asked me to show them how to make these types of creations too...

E really enjoyed bending the colored paper and gluing it down to make a playground with slides, roller coasters, and things to bounce on:

Meanwhile, L worked very diligently on trying to duplicate my rainbow all by herself:

It turned out to be her own version, not just a copy of mine, and I'm very proud of how patiently she worked on solving the various engineering problems that she ran into.

This was a fun change from the usual cutting and pasting we do.  I can think of a lot of extension activities we can do for this in the future, like building amusement parks, engineering roads and bridges, making pop-up greeting cards, etc.. 

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  1. I love it! I did this with my K class once.

  2. My 3.5 year old would love this. Great idea!

  3. What a great and simple craft. We will add this to the "Must Do" list!
    Be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  4. nice simple work. will do the same for my 3yo girl :)

  5. These are great--I love how it adds dimension to something they already do! I'm going to share them on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page!


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