Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Recycled Weaving, 1st Grade

Recently, students have been learning about recycling. For this project, we used things that would normally be thrown out. For the base we used old cardboard, which we painted with tempera paint.
Then, we recycled old paper for the weaving part. In the copy rooms, we have boxes full of paper that people have discarded while copying. I used this paper for this project. Basically, we just twisted the paper and stapled it to the cardboard. Then we weaved some of the paper horizontally. Lastly, we painted each strip with watercolors.

I found this awesome project on Art Lessons For Kids . I only had one hour to do this lesson, which was almost not enough time. If you can, you will want to stretch this over multiple days.