My 6th graders could hardly wait to take these Paper Mache Owl Sculptures home with them! This product includes my "no mess" method for applying paper mache paste and strips so the teacher has as much fun teaching this lesson as the students do creating!
This product includes:
- 9 page, illustrated lesson plan
- 5 helpful teaching resource handouts to assist students with the design process
-Color and Patterns for Decorative Owls handout
-Tole Style Painted Eyes Inspiration Sheet
-Using a Color Scheme for beautiful Color Results on Owls Handout
-Color Schemes with Tints and Shaded Handout
-Color Photos of Owls in Nature
-Worksheet for students to help them sketch and plan their designs with colors before jumping into working with tempera or acrylic paint.( saves paint!)
-5 enrichment resources
-" Let's Learn About Papier Mache" Handout
- History of Papier Mache Fun Facts
- Informational Pages about Owls, Habits & Habitats (Science+ Art connection!)
- Anatomy of an Owl Handout ( Science connection)
-You Tube Links (Funny and Informational)
-20 examples of student-made owl sculptures!
PLUS 3 Paper Mache paste recipes
Taking a thought from an idea into an actual, tangible item engages students in the process of problem solving and critical thinking. Creating art projects strengthens a student's ability to transfer problem solving skills to other real life and future career "idea into reality" situations. Understanding how to utilize Paper Mache techniques and common materials to make a sculpture shows students that they can create something wonderful from ”nothing”! With creative problem solving. an idea can be brought into reality! Definitely an art keepsake students and parents will love!