Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Grouchy Lady Bug





1st graders learned about Eric Carle, and how he has accomplished paper collage through children's picture book illustrations. He has illustrated over 40 books within the past 30 years! Students read the story The Grouchy Lady Bug and then began their project by making a tissue paper collages. Next, they cut apart their paper to create their own lady bugs!
Nice work 1st grade!

7 comments:

  1. Ooooooh! That's really cute! I love it. Great work!

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  2. I love this book and these turned out waaay cute!

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  3. Would you be kind enough to explain in a few small steps the way you created the backgrounds. I think Eric would be very impressed.

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  4. Love, love, love those lady bugs!

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  5. Sure thing Cheryl! Students rip up a variety of green tissue paper (doesn’t matter if it is the kind that bleeds or not, but bleeding colors in a nice effect!) Next, they use a paint brush to put gluey water onto white paper. I pre mix old glue from crummy glue bottles into small containers with water for them. Once paper is wet they use their fingers to put on tissue paper and paint over it with gluey water again so the tissue will stick. That’s it! We do one large paper in greens, one small paper with reds for the lady bug. The next day we cut apart and glue. Oh yeah, if they have white spots on their papers we use texture plates with crayon to fill in empty spaces. Hope this helps!

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  6. I love your lady bugs. Very origional and creative. Your first graders should be proud of their art!

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  7. thanks for posting your explanation. This lesson is definitely a "keeper"!

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