These lovely geometric shape collages were completed by the Grade 1 children earlier this year.
I had done this sort of activity several times in the Art Room over the years and I’m always amazed with what the children come up with.
I purchased the fantastic double sided cardboard mosaic pieces from Zart Art, which I had used before, including the lovely shimmery squares you can see in the butterfly above, and was thrilled to find they also had packs of patterned triangles which were new.
I was horrified to find the triangles came in sheets which I had to press out myself (as they were a little too delicate for the children to do if I wanted them to stay triangular!) so I spent one lunchtime breaking up the whole packet of sheets. This was quite a zen/bizarre/ almost therapeutic activity I found which wasn’t as time consuming as I thought it would be. Next time I’ll probably get some older helpers to do it for me so I don’t totally lose my mind! It was much better than cutting up triangles myself like I used to do!!!
I absolutely love the woolly sheep above! I found the circles and the blue/white squares with rounded corners in a box in the store room! Who knows where they came from but they must have been offcuts from something that were donated from a parents work place?!?!?! And I just love recycling!!!!
And this elephant was gorgeous – I just wish I had taken a better photo of it!
I was told that the person above was a self portrait as a MINECRAFT game character!!!
I put away a lot of these for the Art Show coming up at the end of October. I hope they have survived the storage!
I hope you enjoy this lovely gallery of shape collages by children who were only in their first few weeks of grade 1 at the time of their creation. Please leave a comment below as all bloggers love to know there is somebody out there! Or you could even become a follower!!! Just click on the follow me button in the sidebar.
At the start of this year the main art room was looking terribly empty and I wanted something I dould get up quickly to brighten up the roomain .
I saw somw bunting, I thought it was on Pinterest but I can’t find the particular image I remember and thought it would work. When I stumble upon that image again, and I will, I will put it here a d acknowledge the inspiration.
I bought a couple of cheap plastic packs of bunting at the $2 shop so the chuldren would know what I was on about.
I then drew up a quick large triangle template and photocopied it. I could have turned this into a lesson about learning how to rule up an accurate triangle but I wanted to be quick, remember????
I then talked about how bunting was visible from both sides so my instructions then were to draw patterns all over one side, the other side was to say boldly, I LOVE ART, and have the child’s nam eand grade on it.
The grade 2 children worked so hard on their intricate patterning that the bunting pieces took two sessions to complete! I then swished slightly watered down food dye over them before throwing them on the rack to dry!
I then stapled them to a stri[p of ribbon and they were great! I hung them all up when they were finished and got all sorts of comments about how festive, cicussy, the Art room looked! I took one grade’s piece and put it in the hallway with anexplanation atached as to what bunting is!!!
I was sure I had better photos that these as it looks like the classroom photos have only about 1/3 of the bunting up but I’m sure you get the idea!
Thanks for looking,